Julia Schiller and her insteresting post about photobooks, indie, independent publishing houses, festivals, fairs…


Date posted: November 8, 2011

#Photobooks #PhotobookCollection #Indie #Independent #NonProfits #Selfpublishing #Awards #Festivals #Fairs #Photography

 

Julia Schiller, founder & co-editor (together with Oliver Schneider)  of ”Actual colors may vary“ {ACMV} – an online magazine focusing on photography, music, art and film – recently added an interesting post in her Google+ profile. The post is about, as she says:

 

#Photobooks #PhotobookCollection #Indie
#Independent #NonProfits #Selfpublishing
#Awards #Festivals
#Fairs #Photography

We want to share this post with you because we think it’s a great compilation of resources.

 

—> here begins Julia Schiller’s post:

Indie Photobook collection – comprising non-profit organisations/blogs, independent photobook publishers, photobook festivals/fairs, competitions/awards and various other handy links within that context.

You’re welcome to share this list, and of course to add your favorites and relevant links!
IMPORTANT: please always re-share (and/or comment on) the original post:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/104282453580753584553/posts/YHN6a3e8uAx
– so I’ll be able to collect / add / update all the recommendations in one place…
Thank you! : )

*** So this post should be understood as a non-finished post. If you want to be updated, just visit the original post. ***

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NON-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS / BLOGS
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☞ Self Publish, Be Happy
Non-profit organisation founded by +Bruno Ceschel with the aim of celebrating, studying and promoting self-published photo books through events (such exhibitions, displays and conferences), publications and online exposure.
http://selfpublishbehappy.com/
https://www.facebook.com/selfpublishbehappy

☞ iPL / Indie Photobook Library
Founded by the Larissa Leclair (www.larissaleclair.com), the iPL is an archive of self-published and indie published photobooks that preserves, promotes, and showcases them through pop-up and feature-length exhibitions (Toronto, DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Santa Fe, NY, Orlando, Atlanta and Lishui, China), written articles (GUP Magazine, VOP Magazine), conferences (New York Art Book Fair) and as a non-circulating public library. Having a specific collection dedicated to these kinds of books allows for the development of future discourse on trends in self-publishing, the ability to reflect on and compare books in the collection, and for scholarly research to be conducted years, decades, and centuries to come.
http://www.indiephotobooklibrary.org/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Indie-Photobook-Library/117016661672614
related:
Q & A with Larissa Leclair by photographer & blogger Blake Andrews:
http://blakeandrews.blogspot.com/2011/09/memories-cant-wait-q-with-larissa.html
see also:
iPL at the PRC / The Indie Photobook Library’s first feature-length exhibition at the Photographic Resource Centre at Boston University, curated by Larissa Leclair, +Shane Lavalette and George Slade. September 13 – November 12, 2011
http://www.indiephotobooklibrary.org/2011/08/ipl-at-the-prc/

☞ THE INDEPENDENT PHOTOBOOK
wonderful blog for independently published/produced photography books or zines, founded by +Jörg Colberg and +Hester Keijser
http://theindependentphotobook.blogspot.com/
related:
Jörg Colberg’s video photobook presentations (on his G+ profile)

☞ A Photo Editor
weekly photo book reviews by +Jonathan Blaustein
http://www.aphotoeditor.com/

☞ The PhotoBook
Photobook reviews and occasional news about photographic book publishing and photobook events by photographer Douglas Stockdale (contributing photobook reviewer for the photo-eye web-magazine as well).
http://thephotobook.wordpress.com/

☞ Lens Culture
Online magazine celebrating international contemporary photography, art, media, and world cultures.
Photography from all continents and various points of view: documentary, fine art, photojournalism, poetic, personal, abstract, human, and street photography. Essays, analysis and criticism about photography and culture. Audio interviews with photographers. Reviews of exhibitions and photo books.
http://www.lensculture.com/

☞ One Year Of Books
The growing (and excellent) book collection of Laurence Vecten and Séverine Besombes
http://oneyearofbooks.tumblr.com/
related:
don’t miss to have a look at their exquisite other projects such as
Books on line http://www.booksonline.fr/
PiY / Publish it Yourself http://www.publishityourself.org/

Bint photoBooks
Excellent blog about photography & photobooks by a private Dutch photobook collector and trader.
http://bintphotobooks.blogspot.com/

☞ Have a Nice Book
A project by +yosigo yosigo and +Salva López about books and photography. A platform to accommodate everything related to printed photography. From great classics to self-published books including fanzines and new publications.
http://www.haveanicebook.com/blog/

☞ ABC / Artists’ Books Cooperative
an international network created by and for artists who make print-on-demand books. It is a membership based group of artists, in true cooperative fashion, that promotes and distributes print-on-demand books.
http://abcoop.wordpress.com/

☞ CCNY / Camera Club of New York
One of New York’s oldest arts organizations, the Camera Club has been a home for photographers to develop their craft, providing both a working facility and collegial environment for discussion and the exchange of ideas.
http://www.cameraclubny.org/

☞ 5B4 – Photography and Books
a website dedicated to discussing and reviewing photography and art-related publications by +Jeffrey Ladd.
http://5b4.blogspot.com/

☞ The Photo Book Club
aims to promote and enable discussion surrounding the photo book format. In particular looking at old, rare and influential photography books from the 20th century onwards. The Photo Book Club is run by +Wayne Ford and +Matt Johnston.
http://photobookclub.org/

☞ Printed Matter, Inc.
the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to publications made by artists.
http://www.printedmatter.org/

☞ Blue Sky Gallery
Non-profit gallery in Portland, Oregon which has been operating since 1975. It is well known for its international curation program and for showing photographers early in their careers. It has a small library.
http://blueskygallery.org

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COMPETITIONS / AWARDS
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☞ PBN / Photography Book Now
Annual international photobook competition by Blurb
http://photographybooknow.blurb.com/

☞ The International Photobook Award
http://2011.fotobookfestival.org/en/photobook_award/

☞ Dummy Award
http://2011.fotobookfestival.org/en/dummy_award/

☞ Reviewer Award
http://2011.fotobookfestival.org/en/reviewer/

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INDEPENDENT PHOTOBOOK PUBLISHERS
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☞ atem books
Independent publishing house based in Catalunya founded by +María Cerezo and +Emma Llensa. Focused on photography & illustration, contemporary drawing and thinking created by emerging artists from around the world.
http://www.atembooks.com

☞ MACK Books
Independent publishing house focusing on working with artists, writers and curators to realise intellectually challenging projects in book form, ranging from sumptuous physical objects to ground-breaking digital editions.
http://www.mackbooks.co.uk

☞ Gottlund Verlag
Independent publishing house in Pennsylvania, founded by +Nicholas Gottlund,
specialised in artist books and limited edition multiples.
http://gottlundverlag.com

☞ Pierre von Kleist Editions
Pierre von Kleist Editions is an artist run publisher specialized in photo books, based in Lisbon, Portugal.
http://www.pierrevonkleist.com/

☞ Ampersand Vintage
is a photography and photography book dealer in Portland, Oregon. They publish monographs of some of the photographers who show with them.
http://www.ampersandvintage.com/

☞ Nazraeli Press
Founded in Munich, Germany in 1989, and now based in Portland, Oregon, Nazraeli Press has published over 250 books to date. Specializing in books on contemporary photography, the press collaborates closely with the artists it publishes, striving to translate in an interesting and thoughtful manner the original artwork into printed form. The resulting publications are extremely varied in format: in addition to traditionally-manufactured books, the press has produced publications in Japanese scroll form; accordion-bound and dos-a-dos bindings; loose cards in plexiglass boxes; and the highly-acclaimed “One Picture Book Series,” original prints from which are on display at this exhibition. Nazraeli Press has published books with artists and writers from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Holland, Japan, China, Korea, and Burma.
http://www.nazraeli.com/

☞ Trolley Books
Independent UK publisher, specialising in art and photography books.
http://www.trolleybooks.com/

☞ f-n Books (by fourteen-nineteen)
http://shop.fourteen-nineteen.com/f-nbooks.html

☞ LAY FLAT
Independent publisher of limited edition photography books and multiples, founded by +Shane Lavalette.
http://www.layflat.org
related:
Interview by fototazo editor +Tom Griggs with Shane Lavalette on publishing and photography:
http://www.fototazo.com/2011/10/questions-for-shane-lavalette-of-lay.html

☞ Mörel Books
London based independent publisher specializing in affordable limited edition art books and zines, founded by +Aron Mörel
http://www.morelbooks.com

☞ FOIL Japan
http://www.foiltokyo.com/

☞ Little More Japan
http://www.littlemore.co.jp/en/

☞ Editions Bessard
Bessard is focusing his publication house on providing luxury photobooks, incorporating four-color printing, even for black and white photographs, nice linen covers supported by sturdy sewn binding and encased in matching linen clamshell, with embossed printing. Founded by Parisian photographer Pierre Bessard.
http://www.editionsbessard.com/

☞ Edizioni Punctum
Punctum is a platform for books, exhibitions and photography productions, which was founded in 2003. Punctum publishes works by Italian and foreign authors, particularly contemporary and often unpublished ones.
http://www.punctumpress.com/

☞ APE (Art Paper Editions)
Independent publishing studio located in Ghent (Belgium), specialized in art, photography, illustration and typography. Founded by +Jurgen Maelfeyt and +Caroline De Malsche.
http://www.artpapereditions.org/

☞ AMC Books
Archive of Modern Conflict is an independent publisher based in London, England, producing books on photography and art.
http://www.amcbooks.com

☞ Schilt Publishing
Publishing house specialized in high quality photo books.
http://www.schiltpublishing.com

☞ J&L Books
Non-profit Atlanta / New York based publisher of artists’ books.
http://www.jandlbooks.org/

☞ Radius Books
http://radiusbooks.org/

☞ Hassla
Independent publishing company with a focus on art and photography. Founded by by +David Schoerner. Specialized in publishing small, low-run artist books that feature the work of both emerging and established artists, always working one-on-one with the artists to create a publication that evokes the very essence of the artist’s focus.
http://www.hasslabooks.com/

☞ Prestel Publishing
One of the world’s leading publishers in the fields of art, architecture, photography, design, fashion, cultural history, and ethnography.
http://www.randomhouse.de/prestel_eng/

☞ oodee books
Independent publishing house based in London, focusing on contemporary photography.
http://oodee.net

☞ Errata Editions
Independent publishing house located in New York City. Founded by Jeffrey Ladd, Valerie Sonnenthal and Ed Grazda.
http://www.errataeditions.com/

☞ 21ST Editions
Hand-crafted limited edition books with original photographs. Volumes include signed numbered print(s). Luxury for lovers of fine photography and books.
http://www.21steditions.com

☞ Candela Books
Independent publisher of fine art photography books.
http://candelabooks.com/

☞ Steidl Verlag
Independent german publisher focusing on photography, fine art, and fashion, founded by +Gerhard Steidl.
http://www.steidlville.com

☞ Alauda Publications
Amsterdam-based internationally operating publishing house. The editorial board consists of +Esther Krop (graphic designer) and +Ingrid Commandeur (independent art critic/researcher).
http://www.alaudapublications.nl/html/publications.html

☞ Hotshoe Books
http://www.hotshoeinternational.com/wn_books_list.do

☞ HERE
Here is a company that publishes, exhibits, teaches and supports photography. Here was founded by +Harry Hardie in 2011.
http://hereontheweb.co.uk/

☞ Laura Russell / Simply Books, Ltd.
Portland, Oregon based photographer and book artist who creates hand-bound, limited-edition artist books that incorporate photographs of our urban landscape and tell a story about our culture and our communities. She has participated in national and international book arts and fine art exhibitions. Her books are collected by individual collectors and are in major collections at museums, libraries, universities and corporations. Laura is also the owner of 23 Sandy Gallery, a fine art gallery in Portland. She advises photographers seeking to publish.
http://laurarussell.net/

☞ Small Batch Editions
Small Batch is dedicated to bringing together a carefully curated selection of contemporary photographs from around the world, and making them available for a wider audience. To this end, we proudly publish special edition prints, working closely alongside each artist to ensure the highest standards of quality.
http://www.smallbatcheditions.com
https://www.facebook.com/smallbatcheditions?sk=info

☞ photo-eye Editions
Dedicated to publishing contemporary photography in the form of limited edition books and portfolios, seen as a series of art objects themselves. Committed to extending the aesthetic beauty of photography beyond the individual photograph, be it in book or portfolio form. Founded in 1979 by Rixon Reed.
http://www.photoeyeeditions.com/

☞ Asuka Books
http://eu.asukabook.com/

☞ Paper Chase
Continuing a 35 year tradition of market leadership in cutting-edge printed media, Paper Chase combines high-end bespoke commercial printing, with partner gallery Eighth Veil’s contemporary art exhibition and publishing programs.
http://www.paperchase.net/

☞ *White Press*The White Lines follow new directions in print, focusing on the paramount discipline of photo book.
Edited/Curated by +Christoph Schaden and +Markus Schaden, published/designed by +Helge Schlaghecke, +Thorsten Trayser
http://www.white-press.com/

☞ Fiesta Ediciones
Spanish publisher specialized in photobooks.
http://www.fiestaediciones.com/

☞ ONEs Press
dedicated to an image-related book publishing plan based on artists’ collaboration, founded in 2010 by +Yaohua Zheng.
http://onespress.blogspot.com/p/books.html

☞ Artbook / D.A.P.
http://www.artbook.com/

additional link collections:
☞ Little Brown Mushroom’s extensive list of Indie Publishers
http://littlebrownmushroom.wordpress.com/photo-books-link-page/

☞ +Rob Haggart‘s (*APE / A Photo Editor*) list of Photo Book Publishers
http://www.aphotoeditor.com/2008/05/21/photo-book-publishers/

☞ “European Photography” List (PDF) of International Photo Book Publishers
http://www.european-photography.com/pdf/EP88_%20PhotoBookPublishers.pdf

☞ Lay Flat’s Print Publishing list
http://www.layflat.org/links/

☞ Lens Culture link collection (publishers, online magazines, festivals etc)
http://www.lensculture.com/links.html

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PHOTO FESTIVALS / FAIRS
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☞ Les Rencontres d’Arles
http://www.rencontres-arles.com

☞ NYPH / New York Photo Festival
http://www.newyorkphotofestival.com

☞ THE NY ART BOOK FAIR
presented by Printed Matter, Inc.http://nyartbookfair.com/

☞ Frankfurt Book Fair
http://www.buchmesse.de/en/

☞ Offprint Photobook Fair, Paris
10-13 Nov. 2011. Founded by +Yannick Bouillis
http://www.offprintparis.com
related:
An interview with Yannick on ‘eyecurious’
http://www.eyecurious.com/interview-yannick-bouillis-founder-of-offprint-paris/

☞ PhotoBook London
is a regular event all about photo books, hosting a weekend long photo book fair, seminars and book reviewing sessions, all with the intention promoting independently, and self published books. The first edition of PhotoBook London was held at Hotshoe Gallery 2-5 September 2011. PhotoBook London was founded in 2011 by +Gregory Barker and +Rachel Stanley, with the support of +Harry Hardie from ‘HERE’.
http://www.photobookfair.co.uk
related:
HotShoe Magazine http://www.hotshoeinternational.com
HERE Publisher http://hereontheweb.co.uk/

☞ Art Basel Miami Beach
http://www.artbaselmiamibeach.com/

☞ Europäischer Monat der Fotografie, Berlin
http://www.mdf-berlin.de

☞ Photolucida
portfolio review festival in Portland, Oregon.
http://www.photolucida.org/
Blog http://www.photolucidapdx.blogspot.com/
Photolucida is part of an international network of photo festivals, Festival of Light
http://www.festivaloflight.net/

☞ FotoFest Texas
Founded by Fred Baldwin & Wendy Watriss.
http://www.fotofest.org/
related:
‘I Heart Fred & Wendy’
http://iheartfredandwendy.tumblr.com/

☞ photo l.a.
21st Exposition: January 12 – 16, 2012
http://www.photola.com/

☞ PHotoEspaña
http://www.phedigital.com

☞ Perpignan / Visa pour l’Image
http://www.visapourlimage.com

☞ Paris Photo
Nov 2011
Grand Palais, Paris, France
Paris Photo will celebrate its 15th anniversary at the Grand Palais – a major step ahead for the renowned international event.
http://www.parisphoto.fr/

☞ International PhotoBook Festival
http://2011.fotobookfestival.org/en/start/

☞ Belfast Photo Festival
Biennial Northern Ireland’s photographic event celebrating some of the finest national and international contemporary photography and visual culture. (Next festival in 2013)
http://www.belfastphotofestival.com/

☞ f/stop. International Photography Festival Leipzig
http://www.f-stop-leipzig.de/

☞ Aleppo 11th
International Photography Festival, Aleppo, Syria. May 1–15, 2012.
http://www.festival-aleppo.org/

☞ PHOTOQUAI
Paris, France
From 13 September to 11 November 2011, the third PHOTOQUAI, under the artistic direction of photographer/filmmaker Françoise Huguier, will be showing the work of 46 photographers from 29 countries.
http://www.photoquai.fr/

☞ A Book Show
Dec 2011, Brighton, UK
‘A’ is the first in a series of exhibitions which focus on the hand-made and self-published photobook.
http://www.photobookshow.co.uk/

☞ Paraty em Foco
Paraty, Brazil
http://www.paratyemfoco.com.br/

☞ FOTOGRAFIA
Annual international festival in Rome, Italy.
(Sep-Oct 2011)
http://www.fotografiafestival.it/
…for more international photography festivals please head over to this list at European Photography
http://www.european-photography.com/entree/festivals.shtml

☞ PhotoNOLA
Annual festival of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with galleries, museums and photographers citywide. December 8-11, 2011.
http://photonola.org/

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MISC
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☞ +Andy Adams‘ (Flak Photo) excellent collection of Online Photobook Resources
http://andyadamsphoto.com/photobooks/

☞ photo-eye
Magazine, Book Reviews, Bookstore, Publisher, Gallery, Auctions, Guides…
http://www.photoeye.com/magazine/☞ International Photobook Course in Madrid, starting 22 September at Istituto Europeo di Design, with Lars Tunbjörk, Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber, Martin Parr, +Andreas Müller-Pohle, Irina Tchmyreva, Sean Hillen, and Elger Esser. Program director Moritz Neumüller.
http://www.ied.edu/madrid/visual-communication-school/continuing-education-programs/international-photobook/VCE1879S

☞ LE GARAGE An exhibition project born out of a common love for photography-related books and publications, founded by a small group of photographers and photo enthusiasts based in Paris.
http://www.legarage.cc/

☞ Book reviews on 1000 Words Photography Magazine
http://www.1000wordsmag.com/

☞ “Publish Your Photography Book”
Book by Darius D. Himes & Mary Virginia Swanson
http://dariushimes.com/blog/photography/publish-your-photography-book.html
related:
Darius Himes’ photo-eye Booklist, a quarterly magazine devoted to photography books, which ran from 2002–2007:
http://bit.ly/ppcx1M

☞ “Self-publish or be damned: why photographers are going it alone”
interesting article over at The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2010/jun/04/self-publish-photographers-photobooks

☞ the best photobooks of the decade by Martin Parr
http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/report/1646064/objects-desire

☞ Top 10+ Photobooks of 2010 by Alec Soth
http://littlebrownmushroom.wordpress.com/2010/12/14/top-10-photobooks-of-2010-by-alec-soth

☞ PDN Notable Photo Books of 2010
http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/Notable-Books-2010–1190.shtml

☞ Conscientious The best Photobooks 2010
http://jmcolberg.com/weblog/2010/12/the_best_photobooks_2010/

 

** // Update: Yosigo (from ‘Have a Nice Book‘ project has also uploaded images of the publishing houses websites in this post!)

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