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Deadline: January 21st: MACK First Book Award 2019

MACK
Call for Submissions: First Book Award 2019
Deadline: Received by 21 January 2019

“The First Book Award is a photography publishing prize open to photographers who have not previously had a book published by a third party publishing house (this does not include self-published print on demand projects).

The award was established in 2012 to support emerging photographers. The call for submissions emphasises a predilection for projects conceived in book form: works that find a voice through the book.

From 2012 to 2018, the award was not an open submission; each year, a diverse array of international nominators were asked to recommend suitable projects.

Submissions for the First Book Award 2019 are not limited to nominated projects and the award is open to all emerging artists who wish to submit a coherent book project. Please see the Submission Guidelines page for further details.

Previous winners include: Anne Sophie Merryman (2012), Paul Salveson (2013), Joanna Piotrowska (2014), Ciarán Óg Arnold (2015), Sofia Borges (2016) and Emmanuelle Andrianjafy (2017).

GUIDELINES

The First Book Award is a photography prize for photographers and artists who have not previously had their work published by a third party publishing house. This does not include self-published books or print-on-demand projects.

  • Submissions must consist of coherent book projects and not portfolios of images in book form.
  • Any text within the book must be supplied with an English translation.
  • All submissions must be received as paper book dummies. Digital submissions in the form of PDFs, ebooks or apps will not be considered.
  • All submissions must either be unpublished or self-published book projects. Books that have already been published by a third party publishing house will not be considered.
  • Submissions received after January 21, 2019 will not be considered for the prize.

Please include your current email address, contact details and address as part of your submission.

Book dummies will only be returned if packaging and prepaid postage is included. Books will be returned in April 2019, after the shortlist has been announced. Neither MACK nor any of the sponsors will be held responsible for loss or damage to books submitted.

Please send submissions to: First Book Award, MACK, Studio E, Ground Floor, Emperor House, Dragonfly Place, London SE4 2FL

For all enquiries: fba@mackbooks.co.uk.

AWARD

  • A panel of judges will together assess all submitted dummies, shortlisting ten. From the shortlist, a single project will be chosen as the winner to be published by MACK.
  • The winning project will be announced at the opening of Photo London at Somerset House, London, in May 2019 and the book will be published in time for that announcement.
  • The winning artist will exhibit their work in a special display devoted to their work at Photo London 2019, in an exhibition to coincide with the award announcement.

JUDGES

  • Sarah Allen
    Sarah Allen is a photography specialist. She is Assistant Curator at Tate Modern where she curates displays and exhibitions as well as researching acquisitions for the international collection. Her most recent project was Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art. She has also curated the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize nominated presentation of Mark Ruwedel at Tate (2018) as well as Martin Parr (2018), Workers Photography (2018), Daido Moriyama (2017), Kaveh Golestan (2017) and Gyorgy Kepes (2017). She has a specialist focus on photobooks and is curator of the Martin Parr photobook collection.
  • Emma Bowkett
    Emma Bowkett is Director of Photography at the Financial Times FT Weekend Magazine. Joining in 2009, she was integral to the small creative team who reworked the visual language of the magazine for the 2010 re-launch. Emma has curated exhibitions for the Triennale der Photographie Hamburg, Peckham 24 in London and in 2018 co-curated PhotoEast festival. She is a visiting university lecturer, and regularly participates at international portfolio reviews, festivals, art fairs and awards.
  • Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa
    Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa is a photographer and a writer who has contriubted essays to publications by Vanessa Winship, George Georgiou, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Marton Perlaki and Paul Graham. He has been an artist-in residence at Light Work, guest edited the Aperturn Photobook Review, and written for Aperture, FOAM, the Barbican, The Photographer’s Gallery and Rutgers University Press. His debut monograph, One Wall a Web, was published by ROMA Publications in 2018. He has lectured at Yale, Cornell, New York University and The New School.
  • Polly Fleury
    Polly Fleury is Director of Special Projects at the Wilson Centre for Photography where she works closely with museums, artists, galleries and publishers bringing historical and contemporary photography to public view.
  • Michael Mack
    Michael Mack is the publisher of MACK.”

For the full prospectus and to view past winners visit: www.firstbookaward.com

August 3rd & 4th, NYC: 4th Annual Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair

The Camera Club of New York
Fourth Annual Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair: The Americas
Saturday & Sunday, August 3-4, 2013
, 12:00-6:00 pm

“This year’s theme, The Americas, presents photo books and zines from North, South and Central America. The curators – Jade Berreau, Lindsey Castillo, Victoria Gondra and Erik van der Weijde – each have backgrounds in publishing, with close ties to artists from all over the Americas. They have curated a wide range of work that reflects the region’s great diversity in art and culture. As in past years, all proceeds from the sale of zines and photo books will go directly to the artists or small publishers.

On Saturday, August 3 at 3pm in the CCNY Studio, Tony White will discuss the impact of zines and artists’ publishing in the early 21st century in the United States. White will briefly draw attention to the impact by late 20th century democratic multiple-artists’ books in the USA, and to the paradigm shift in production/distribution opportunities created by the internet and print on demand. Connections to similar publishing practices in the Americas will be highlighted as well, drawing on the diversity and interconnectedness the internet has created for artists’ publishing today, whether in North, Central or South America.”

The Camera Club of New York
The Arts Building
336 West 37th Street, Suite 206
New York, New York  [map]

August 15th, Phoenix: Lecture by Greg Albers “Where E-Books and Photo Books Meet”

Phoenix Art Museum | INFOCUS
Lecture by Greg Albers: Where E-Books and Photo Books Meet
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Open to the public.

“Photo books are more popular and being published in greater numbers than ever before. Outside photography, we have seen an explosion in books of another kind: e-books. Where do the two meet? Join Greg Albers, publisher of Hol Art Books, as he shares case studies and demos books across the range of dominant e-books formats, and what they can do for photography today and into the future.

Greg Albers is the founder and publisher of Hol Art Books. Albers holds a degree in English and Creative Writing from Colorado College and has an extensive background in letterpress and lithographic printing, freelance graphic design, and retail management and marketing. After pursuing further publishing studies at New York University, Albers started art publications work with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 2001 and then was the marketing publications manager at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum until 2007. He left the Gardner to start Hol, and currently lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife and son.”

Phoenix Art Museum, Singer Auditorium
NE corner of McDowell Road & Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Deadline July 16th: Registration Now Open for Critical Mass 2012

Photolucida
Call for Entries: Critical Mass 2012
Deadline: Monday, July 16, 2012

“The aim of Critical Mass, and all Photolucida programming, is to provide participants with career-building opportunities and to promote the best emerging and mid-career artists working today.

Critical Mass is a program about exposure and community. The idea is simple—photographers (from anywhere) submit a 10 image portfolio for $75 ($90 for international submissions). This work is then pre-screened by a committee of approximately 20 great jurors. From those votes, the 200 top Finalists are determined. These 200 Finalists then pay an additional submission fee ($200) and their work goes on to a jury of approximately 200 of the world’s best photography professionals who have agreed to view and vote on the Finalists’ work. Using these votes, at least one photographer is chosen to receive a book award and once the monograph is published, everyone who enters and juries will receive a copy of the book.

For further details about awards, submission process, previous recipients and more, click here.

October 13th, NYC: Artist Talk by Janelle Lynch at SVA

© 2011 Janelle Lynch

School of Visual Arts
Artist Talk by Janelle Lynch
Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 7:00 pm (doors at 6:30)
Free and open to the public

Janelle Lynch will discuss and sign copies of her new book, Los Jardines de Mexico (Radius Books, 2011). The book unites four series of photographs taken between 2002 and 2007, three from Mexico City and one from Chiapas. Simultaneously celebratory and sad, the photographs embrace loss as a necessary facilitator of growth.”

209 East 23 Street
3rd-floor amphitheater
New York, New York  [map]

June 1st-5th, Kassel, Germany: 4th International Photo Book Festival

4th International Photo Book Festival
Held at the Kasseler documenta-Halle
June 1-5, 2011

“The 4th Photobook Festival will once again focus on current developments in the genre of the photographic book. Internationally renowned guests have been invited to present their work and to engage with the visitors to the festival. Workshops, screenings, reviews, exhibitions, trade stalls and the presentation of our awards will offer excitement and inspiration.”  Visit the festival’s website (in English or German) to see the schedule and to learn more about the festival.

Click here to buy tickets.

Self Publish, Be Happy will be participating in the festival as part of their 2011 summer tour, June 2nd-5th.

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