Photobook Industry

November 14-16, Silver Spring, MD: Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair

Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair
November 14-16, 2014

“Our 13th biennial Book Arts Fair starts this Friday, November 14. This year’s theme, “Outside the Margin,” focuses on book art and contemporary prints that explore outer edges of the mediums. Our new venue in a former WWII factory enriches this motif. Outfitted for large-scale photoshoots, the eclectic Photogroup studio is next door to Denizens Brewing Co., Moorenko’s Ice Cream and a short walk to Pyramid Atlantic. See you at the Fair!”

Purchase tickets at http://pyramidatlanticbookartsfair.org.

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
8230 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland

INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks – Selected Photobooks

Mary Virginia Swanson, Darius Himes and Becky Senf at the Phoenix Art Museum.

Earlier this month, coauthors Mary Virginia Swanson and Darius Himes met at the Phoenix Art Museum to participate in the jurying process for the INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks.  The jurying was then completed by:

Abigail Nersesian, Librarian, Phoenix Art Museum
Jennifer Barnella, Retail Sales Manager, Phoenix Art Museum
Joshua Chuang, Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography
Becky Senf, Norton Family Curator, Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum
Larissa Leclair, Founder, Indie Photobook Library.

“The jury reviewed 271 submissions from 15 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. The exhibition represents the 151 books they chose, as examples of the wide range of photobooks being produced today.”

The exhibition will be on view, August 23 to September 28, 2014 at:

Phoenix Art Museum
Doris and John Norton Gallery for the Center for Creative Photography
NE corner of McDowell Road & Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Or, if you can’t make it to Phoenix to pore over the books in person, you can view them online by following the links in the list of accepted books at infocus-phxart.org/photobooks.

Deadline September 15th: CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University | The Honickman Foundation
Call for Entries: CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014, 11:59 pm EDT
Entry Fee: $70

Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University and The Honickman Foundation (THF), based in Philadelphia, co-sponsor this prestigious biennial prize for American photographers. The only prize of its kind, the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography competition is open to North American and Canadian photographers of any age who have never published a book-length work and who use their cameras for creative exploration, whether it be of places, people, or communities; of the natural or social world; of beauty at large or the lack of it; of objective or subjective realities. The prize honors work that is visually compelling, that bears witness, and that has integrity of purpose.

Winners of the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography receive a grant of $3,000, publication of a book of photography, and inclusion in a website devoted to presenting the work of the prizewinners. The winner will also be given a solo exhibit at the Center for Documentary Studies and the photographs will then be placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts in Duke University’s Rubenstein Library.

Judges
Sandra S. Phillips
, senior curator of photography at SFMOMA, will judge the seventh biennial CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography competition in 2014.

Joshua Chuang, Chief Curator of the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, will serve as panel judge for the selection committee that chooses the semifinalists and finalists for the prize.

For eligibility and how to enter, and to learn more about the prize visit firstbookprizephoto.com.

Deadline July 20: The Contemporary Photobook: New Perspectives in Publishing

Indie Photobook Library | Conveyor Arts
Call for Papers: The Contemporary Photobook: New Perspectives in Publishing

Deadline: Sunday, July 20, 2014

“Conveyor Arts is pleased to announce an open call for writing submissions, to be considered for the forthcoming publication The Contemporary Photobook: New Perspectives in Publishing, edited by Larissa Leclair, and published in collaboration with the Indie Photobook Library.

This collection of essays will discuss the current state of the photobook in historical context, specifically focusing on the rise of independent and self-published imprints and their role in reshaping the publishing paradigm.

Essays – The Following Topics Are Encouraged

I.  Essays addressing the current state of the independent and self-publishing movement from curators, historians, critics, collectors, designers, printers, booksellers, and other relevant participants who can provide insight into the multifaceted world of the photobook.

II.  Essays discussing the influence of past movements on trends and happenings in a contemporary photobook scene in terms of subject matter, formal considerations, means of production, sources of distribution, and so on.

III.  Essays discussing the overlap and schisms between the traditional artist book community and the photobook community.

IV.  Essays discussing the complexities of the self-publishing movement, including the positive and negative aspects, for artists, publishers and photobook community.

V.  Case studies addressing current happenings in photobooks worldwide. This includes submissions that highlight a current photobook scene in a specific country, region or community.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: https://contemporaryphotobook.submittable.com/submit.

Save the Date: NY ART BOOK FAIR 2014 Dates Announced & Exhibitor Applications Now Open

NY Art Book Fair 2014
Presented by Printed Matter, Inc
September 26-28, 2014
Opening Thursday, September 25

“Applications are now open for the NY ART BOOK FAIR 2014! For the ninth edition of Printed Matter’s NY ART BOOK FAIR, we will return to MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens, from September 26th through 28th, 2014.

To apply as an exhibitor, please visit nyartbookfair.com and click the application link at the top of the page. Applications will close on June 30th, 2014. We will start to allocate booths as early as June 15, so please don’t delay!”

Publishing Industry Events

BookExpo America . . . . . . . . . bookexpoamerica.com

Digital Book World . . . . . . . . . digitalbookworld.com/conference

DIY Book Festival, Los Angeles . . . . . . . . . diyconvention.com

idpf Digital Book (held annually prior to BEA) . . . . . . . . . idpf.org

Tools of Change for Publishing Conference . . . . . . . . . toccon.com

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS). . . . . . . . . arlisna.org/news/calendar.html

Photobook Festivals Worldwide

Atlanta Celebrates Photography – Photobook Fair . . . . . . . . . acpinfo.org/programs/photo_book_fair.shtml

Art Book Fair Basel “I never read” . . . . . . . .ineverread.com

C/O Berlin Bookdays. . . . . . . . . co-berlin.info

Editions/Artists’ Books Fair. . . . . . . . .  eabfair.com

European Publishers Award for Photography . . . . . . . . . dewilewispublishing.com/EUROAWARD/EUROAWARD2013.html

Festival of Light . . . . . . . . . festivaloflight.net

Frankfurt Book Fair . . . . . . . . . buchmesse.de/en/fbf/registration/index.html

International Photobook Festival, Kassel, Germany. . . . . . . . . fotobookfestival.org

Fotobuch-tage, Photobook Days, Hamburg, Germany . . . . . . . . . fotobuch-tage.de

Dusseldorf Photobook Salon. . . . . . . . . facebook.com/events/287010581419053/

Independent Photography Festival . . . . . . . . . 2012.independentphotographyfestival.com

Independent Publishers and Artzine Fair. . . . . . . . . kunsthallewien.at

The Independent and Small Press Book Fair . . . . . . . . . nycip.wordpress.com/about

The Kasseler Photobook-Festival . . . . . . . . . kasselerfotoforum.de

LA Art Book Fair . . . . . . . . . laartbookfair.net/about

London Art Book Fair . . . . . . . . . whitechapelgallery.org/book-fair

London Book Festival. . . . . . . . . londonbookfestival.com

Los Angeles Times Book Prizes . . . . . . . . . events.latimes.com/bookprizes/overview

The New York Photo Festival Awards . . . . . . . . . nyphotofestival.com

The NY Art Book Fair . . . . . . . . . nyartbookfair.com

Offprint Paris – Art Publishing Fair . . . . . . . . . offprintparis.com

Photo Ireland – Books & Magazine Fair . . . . . . . . . photoireland.org

The Rencontres d’Arles . . . . . . . . . rencontres-arles.com

Tokyo Art Book Fair . . . . . . . . . zinesmate.org/lang/en/the-tokyo-art-book-fair

Vienna Photobook Festival . . . . . . . . . www.viennaphotobookfestival.com/

photo-eye: The Best Books of 2012

photo-eye: The Best Books of 2012

“photo-eye is happy to present our Best Books of 2012. This is the time of year when nearly every publication comes out with at least one year-end list. Some people love them, some hate them, and their value is nearly always up for debate, yet they seem irresistibly interesting. What we strive for with our list is a little different from most, and this year we thought we’d clarify our process.”  Click here to read the full article and to see the extensive list of books.

Nov 16-18, Silver Spring, MD: Pyramid Atlantic Book Fair

Pyramid Atlantic Book Fair
Friday-Sunday, November 16-18, 2012

“Pyramid Atlantic Art Center presents the 12th Biennial Book Arts Fair and Conference, the preeminent book arts event on the east coast. Now in its third decade, the fair will showcase a dynamic array of innovative book art, limited edition prints, fine papers, and specialty tools along with a rich program of notable speakers, demonstrations, and special exhibitions. This three day event will connect international artists, scholars, collectors, publishers, and art lovers. Serving to inform and inspire, the Book Arts Fair and Conference is a celebration of the printed form and the book as art.”

Conference includes: SpeakersDemonstrations and Exhibition Hall
Book Arts Fair includes: Exhibition Hall (book art and prints)

Admission
2 Day Conference: $55 | Student/Senior/Pyramid Members: $40

1 Day Conference: $30 | Student/Senior/Pyramid Members: $25

1 Day Book Arts Fair: $10 | Pyramid Atlantic Members: Free”

Silver Spring Civic Center
One Veterans Place
Silver Spring, Maryland  [map]

Le Journal de la Photographie: “The Best Photography Books of the Season”

Le Journal de la Photographie
September 19, 2012: The Best Photography Books of the Season

The daily photography news journal, Le Journal de la Photographie, dedicated Wednesday, September 19, 2012 to the best photo books of the season.   To see the selection of books and read more about them click here.

In summary, these are the books they mention:

Mark Shaw The Kennedy’s

Doug Rickard A New American Picture

Dennis Hopper  The Lost Album

Carl de Keyser Moments Before the Flood

Thierry Boccon-Gibod  Michel Berger

Annd Golaz  Metsästä

David Drebin Beautiful Disasters

Sergei Mikhailovich Nostalgia

Brian Finke Master Photographers

Alec Soth Looking for Love, 1996

The Birth of Photography: Gernsheim’s Collection

Wendy Paton Visages de Nuit

San Francisco, Jazz 2012

Ken Schles Oculus

Jim Lee Arrested

Steve Schapiro Then and Now