Photobook Industry

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

 

Call for Submissions Deadline Sept 10: PhotoBook Awards 2012

Paris Photo | Aperture Foundation
PhotoBook Awards 2012
Deadline: Monday, September 10, 2012

Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation announce The Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.

 The Awards will focus on two major categories: First PhotoBook and PhotoBook of the Year. A pre-selected shortlist of thirty titles will be profiled in The PhotoBook Review; will be exhibited at Paris Photo at the Grand Palais and at Aperture Gallery in New York; and will tour to other venues, to be determined. The initial selection will be made by Phillip Block, Deputy Director of Programs and Director of Education at International Center of Photography; Chris Boot, Executive Director of Aperture Foundation; Lesley Martin, Publisher, Aperture Foundation; Julien Frydman, Director of Paris Photo; James Wellford, senior international photo editor at Newsweek magazine.

A final jury in Paris, including Els Barents, Director of the Huis Marseille Museum of Photography; Roxana Marcoci, Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and Curator of the Paris Photo 2012 Platform; Edward Robinson, LACMA associate curator of photography; Thomas Seelig, Curator of the Fotomuseum Winterthur, will select the winners for both prizes, which will be revealed at the opening of Paris Photo on November 14, 2012.

First PhotoBook
A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer/artist* whose first photobook is deemed by an independent jury to be best of the year.

Criteria for Eligibility

  • A book in which the dominant content is photography, produced in physical form, and distributed either for purchase or free of charge.
  • A book which is the first by the given photographer/artist is eligible for entry, whether a first self-published book, a first limited-edition book, a first gallery-published collection, a first book made available by print-on-demand, or a first book published by a publisher for release in the book trade. A first book published by an established publisher is eligible for entry even if the photographer/artist previously released a self-published book or a limited-edition book for distribution outside the trade. However, once a photographer/artist has had a book published by a mainstream publisher in the book trade, a subsequent book (whether self-published or not) is not eligible for entry.
  • May be released by a publisher (in a trade or limited edition) or self-published.
  • First books eligible for entry include those produced via print-on-demand.
  • A book released by a publisher is eligible if it is the first trade book by the given photographer/artist, even if an earlier limited-edition or self published book has previously been made available by that artist/photographer.
  • Books must be produced or published between September 1, 2011, and September 8, 2012. Books produced before September 8, 2012, but not due for release or publication until a later date in 2012, are also eligible.

PhotoBook of the Year
The PhotoBook of the Year Prize will be awarded to the photographer/artist*, and publisher responsible, whose book is deemed by an independent jury to be the best of the year.

Criteria for Eligibility

  • A book in which the dominant content is photography, produced in physical form, and published in an edition of no less than one hundred copies.
  • Books must be produced or published between September 1, 2011, and September 8, 2012. Books produced before September 8, 2012, but not due for release or publication until a later date in 2012, are also eligible for entry.

*Books by or featuring the work of more than one photographer/artist are eligible in both categories.

Entry Fee
First PhotoBook: $30 per book
PhotoBook of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher”

Click here for the submission guidelines.
Click here to apply online.

Oct. 26, Boston: Book Night with Neal Rantoul

The Photographic Resource Center
Book Night with guest host Neal Rantoul
Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Admission: Free and open to the public

“Open to all photographers who have an interest in photo books and the process of self-publishing. Held in celebration of the Indie Photobook Library, a selection of which is on display at the PRC this month.

Neal Rantoul is a career artist and teacher. He has taught photography since 1971. He is currently head of the Photography Program at Northeastern University and taught for thirteen years at Harvard University as well as at the New England School of Photography. Rantoul is member of the Board of Directors of the PRC.”

PRC Gallery
832 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts   [map]

September 21st, Boston: Reception for “Threefold” Selections from the Indie Photobook Library

Photographic Resources Center at Boston University
“Threefold” Selections from the Indie Photobook Library
Curated by Larissa Leclair, Shane Lavalette and George Slade

Reception: Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Exhibition will be on view until November 12, 2011.

In the last decade various technologies have enabled artists to publish not only small editions of a book, but individual volumes when needed. Now, instead of a few books being made in large quantities, many books are being made in small quantities. The Indie Photobook Library (iPL), founded by Larissa Leclair in 2010, is committed to cataloging and preserving examples of the multitude of books that may never find their way into conventional library catalogues because of their modesty, or because they were often created by individual artists whose practice doesn’t include conventional distribution.

“Threefold” reflects the idiosyncratic interests of three curators — Shane Lavalette, Larissa Leclair, and George Slade — each adopting a unique focal point in an attempt to represent a remarkable moment in contemporary independent publishing.”  (From the PRC’s website.)

Photographic Resource Center at Boston University
832 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
617-975-0600

 

Interview with Eric Miles on ‘Photography Book Collecting’

In November 2009 Elizabeth Avedon interviewed Eric Miles, Director of photo-eye Auctions about photo book collecting.  You can read the still very relevant interview here, on Elizabeth Avedon’s blog.

From Flash Forward Boston: “The Future of Photobooks”

At the end of May we told you about a panel discussion about “The Future of Photobooks” happening at the Flash Forward Festival in Boston. On Saturday, June 4th, Andy Adams, Miki Johnson, Shane Lavalette, Michael Itkoff, Bruno Ceschel, and Alan Rapp participated in this discussion, moderated by Stephen Mayes, Managing Director, VII Photo.  ”The discussion explored the state of photobook production, consumption and distribution in the Internet Era.”

If you were not able to attend the festival, you can see a video of the discussion here or on Andy Adams’ website.  Scroll down on the page on his website so you don’t miss the extensive list of online photobook resources Andy has up there as well (thanks, Andy!).

The Future of Photobooks: Flash Forward Festival Discussion from FlakPhoto.com on Vimeo.