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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.

Los Angeles: “To Be Published or Self-Publish? Options for Artist” at ARTBOOK @ Paper Chase, July 11th

ARTBOOK @ Paper Chase in Los Angeles
To Be Published or Self-Publish? Options for Artists
Lecture and Panel Discussion
July 11, 2011, 7:00 pm

Coauthors Mary Virginia Swanson and Darius Himes will give a 30-minute visual presentation for artists who wish to bring their art work to book form, discussing both traditional publishing and self-publishing avenues towards helping determine the pros/cons of each path.  Following their lecture, MVS and DH will lead a discussion with industry professionals involved in making, distributing and selling of art books: Nicole Katz, cofounder Paper Chase Press; Mathew Swenson, Creative Director, Paper Chase Press; Jane Brown, Director, ARTBOOK | D.A.P. (Distributed Art Publishers); and Tosh Berman, Book Buyer, Book Soup.  Time will be allotted for Q&A.  Copies of Publish Your Photography Book will be available for purchase at the event.

Nicole Katz is the owner of Paper Chase Press and Eighth Veil. Founded by Nicole’s family in 1976, Paper Chase combines its commercial press and bindery with Eighth Veil’s program of exhibitions and publications on contemporary art.

Mathew Swenson is the creative director of Paper Chase Press and founder of Paper Chase Intelligence (PCI).  PCI is a creative services bureau that offers its clients access to freelancers like writers, designers, and photographers without the typical bureaucracy of an agency.  Through PCI he,  provides guidance to grow his clients’ brands through marketing and social networking initiatives.

Jane Brown is Vice President, National Accounts Director and Director of ARTBOOK @ Paper Chase.  She’s been a sales director at D.A.P. (now called ARTBOOK | D.A.P.) since 2002.  Founded in 1990, ARTBOOK | D.A.P. has grown into a major international distributor of books, special editions and rare publication from an array of the world most respected publishers, museums and cultural institutions.

Tosh Berman is the publisher and editor for TamTam Books, as well as the book buyer for Book Soup, an independent bookstore in West Hollywood.  Tosh is currently working on a book on the band ‘Sparks’ as well as a memoir “My Struggle”  of his teenage/childhood years.

MVS and DH are offering private project consultations on July 10th and 11th; click here for details.

June 4th at Flash Forward: The Future of Photobooks

Flash Forward Festival Boston
Panel Discussion: The Future of Photobooks

Saturday, June 4, 2011, 4-6 pm
Free and open to the public

Panelists: Andy Adams, Miki Johnson, Shane Lavalette, Michael Itkoff, Bruno Ceschel, Alan Rapp

Moderated by: Stephen Mayes, Managing Director, VII Photo

Despite belt-tightening at most publishing companies, photobooks are experiencing a renaissance in the midst of the digital revolution. In early 2010, Miki Johnson and Andy Adams explored this phenomenon in a month-long online discussion organized through the liveBooks RESOLVE blog, and FlakPhoto, which they respectively founded.

Moderator Stephen Mayes will guide an interactive tour through many of the questions that surfaced during the Future of Photobooks project: from “What is a book?” and “Why make or buy a book?” to “Will self-published photobooks ever be profitable?” and “Do more photobooks in the world ultimately make each book less valuable?”

The Flash Forward Festival is being held in Boston at the Fairmont Battery Wharf.

April 13th, TONIGHT in NYC: Panel Discussion on Self-Publishing and Artist Books

Museum of Modern Art
“Social Practice: Temporary Services”

Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 6 pm
Theater 3
Buy tickets online

“Join leading contemporary artists as they discuss their work, the creative process, and issues in contemporary art.  Chicago-based artist collective Temporary Services in conversation with Max Schumann, Associate Director at Printed Matter Inc., discuss their shared concerns about self-publishing and the democratic aspects of artist books. Moderated by MoMA Director Glenn D. Lowry.”  more »