“Join the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center for their 4th annual book fair which will feature a number of local and national artists, publishers and publishing projects. This is Philadelphia’s annual opportunity to purchase some of the most innovative image-based publications being created today.
Partial list of participants:
Sun System Press
With titles available from:
*Book signing with Bryan Graf/Conveyor Arts 3PM
* Book signing with Lisa Kereszi 2PM
*indie Photobook Library will have a selection of titles on view.”
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
1400 N. American Street #103
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [map]
Opening Reception for Life’s a Beach by Martin Parr
Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7:00-9:00 pm
“Join Aperture and Martin Parr for the opening reception for Life’s a Beach, featuring the best selections from Parr’s beach photography, presented in conjunction with the May release of the beach-bag-size edition of Life’s a Beach. Parr has been photographing beaches for thirty years, documenting all aspects of them, including close-ups of sunbathers, rambunctious swimmers caught mid-plunge, and the eternal sandy picnic underway. This selection brings to the fore Parr’s engagement with a cherished subject matter—that rare public space in which general absurdities and local quirks seamlessly fuse together.”
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street
New York, New York [map]
“The Veterans Book Project evolved out of a book that Monica Haller authored with Riley Sharbonno, a veteran and nurse at Abu Ghraib prison. Since 2006, the project has facilitated thirteen bookmaking workshops around the country, including at the Museum in December 2012. In these workshops, combat and non-combat veterans, their families, and others affected by the current American wars are invited to edit and design their archives and stories into softbound, print-on-demand books. Five books were created by local authors in the workshop at the Museum—a soldier’s mother, a Vietnam War veteran, two veterans of the Iraq war, and a local scholar whose research brings her into close contact with veterans.
The fifty books in the exhibition serve to redeploy the volatile images of war for a broad audience, while helping the authors rearticulate their memories and fashion narratives so as to make the experiences more manageable. Each book not only stands on its own but also works in concert with the larger collection, which Haller sees as an archive, a container of memory traces and image fragments from wars that are not talked about nearly enough.
The exhibition and the Panel Discussion on April 4 offer viewers the opportunity to engage with veterans’ experiences through reading, writing responses, informal conversation, and facilitated discussion.
The Veterans Book Project continues the Museum’s joint mission with the War Memorial Corporation “to honor the dead by serving the living.”
The exhibition will be on view April 4 – September 2, 2013.
To learn more about the Veterans Book Project, visit veteransbookproject.com.
“PHotoEspaña, International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts, opens the call for entries for the Best Photography Book of the Year Award in the city of Alcalá. This award recognizes the year’s most outstanding photographic editorial work. The call is open to editors and publishing houses of all nationalities. You may submit any photography book published between 1 March 2012 and 1 March 2013.
A jury will be named to evaluate the concept, design and graphic quality of each publication, as well as the trajectory of the publishers, editorial groups and collectives. “Best Photography Book of the Year Award in the city of Alcalá” recognizes editorial works presented in the categories: National, International and Outstanding Publisher of the Year.
Last year’s winners:
• National Category of PHE Photography Book Award: “Máquinas”, from Marín, published by Fundación Telefónica
• International Category of PHE Photography Book Award: “Swarm”, from Lukas Felzmann, published by Lars Müller Publishers
• Outstanding Publisher of the Year Award: Kehrer Verlag (Germany)
To participate please fill in the application form which you can find here. Once you have registered on-line, please print a copy of the form and send it with two copies of each publication to the following address:
Photography Book Award PHotoEspaña
C/ Fernando Poo, 4
Should you need further information you can contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org or +34 91 298 55.”
CODEX International Book Fair 2013
Sunday – Wednesday, February 10-13, 2013
“The first biennial CODEX International Book Fair took place in February of 2007 on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. Since that time this biennial book fair has grown into the most significant book event of its kind. This year, over 175 of the world’s most distinguished book artists and artisans, private presses, and fine art publishers will be exhibiting their art and craft.
Student(with ID): $10 (multi-day)
The Codex Foundation exists to preserve and promote the hand-made book as a work of art in the broadest possible context and to bring to public recognition the artists, the craftsmanship, and the rich history of the civilization of the book.
Book Fair Location
The Craneway Pavilion
1414 Harbour Way South
Richmond, California [map]
Open To Interpretation: A Juried Book Competition of Photography, Poetry and Prose
Call for Entries: Love/Lust
Deadline: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
“Lust is an intense appetite, craving, or untamed desire. We lust for an array of things—money, power, objects, sex, or just living life. Love is a powerful affection or personal attachment and comes in a variety of forms, which can encompass romantic, sexual, platonic, narcissistic, or even religious feelings or attitudes. Show us your interpretations. Who or what do you love or lust for? What images capture these emotions for you?
Aline Smithson, Photographer and Creator/Editor of LENSCRATCH
Publication and Awards
$1000 Cover Award
$500 Judge’s Choice Award Photography
$500 Judge’s Choice Award Writing or Poetry
Being selected to be part of this publication puts you in great company with other photographers, writers, and poets. This publication is dedicated to providing a place for artists to gain recognition and exposure for their work. All participants chosen, if so desired, will have their name, web page and/or mailing address indexed in the book so as they can be contacted directly regarding their work.”
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.
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]
Book Signing, Exhibition & Artist Talk with Sharon Core
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 4:00-6:00 pm
“Join Radius Books for a book signing, exhibition and artist talk with Sharon Core. Copies of her first major monograph, Early American, will be available for purchase. An exhibition of Core’s photographs, which are featured in the book, will remain up through the end of December.
227 E. Palace Ave, Suite W
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 [map]
Tel: 505 983 4068
“The PhotoBook Review issue 003 is now available! Included in this issue is the announcement of the shortlisted books for the first Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. Issue 003, guest edited by Joan Fontcuberta, also includes a profile of Yolanda Cuomo (who designed Diane Arbus’s Revelations, among other noteworthy publications), an interview with Dutch photographer Rob Hornstra, a feature on the Argentine-publishers behind La Azotea, and reviews of over ten new photobooks from 2011 and 2012.”
NY Art Book Fair
September 28-30, 2012
Free and open to the public.
The NY Art Book Fair is a must see if you are in the area and even if you are not!
“Printed Matter presents the seventh annual NY Art Book Fair. Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by more than 260 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty-four countries.
A preview of the Fair will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 27, from 6 to 9 pm, featuring two free musical performances by Sun Foot, and Malcolm Mooney (original vocalist with Can). Sun Foot will release a picture-disc record featuring artwork by Stefan Marx to benefit Printed Matter.
Over 15,000 artists, book buyers, collectors, dealers, curators, independent publishers, and other enthusiasts attended the NY Art Book Fair in 2011.”
Hours and Location
Preview: Thursday, September 27, 6–9 pm
Friday, September 28, 12–7 pm
Saturday, September 29, 11 am–9 pm
Sunday, September 30, 11 am–7 pm