Tag: Larissa Leclair

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 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.

Larissa Leclair

Whether you’re trying to navigate the traditional publishing world or want to maximize the impact of a self-published book, Himes and Swanson map out the path to take, from concept, through design and production to promotion. This is the book to turn to, over and over.

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