“The 2nd annual LA Art Book Fair will take place January 30 – February 2, 2014, once again at the wonderful Geffen Contemporary Building at MOCA. Last year’s inaugural fair was attended by 15,000 visitors and featured 220 exhibitors presses, independent publishers and antiquarians. Printed Matter is very excited to be returning to LA to showcase some of the dynamic activity taking place in the local artists’ book community and globally. The 2014 LA Art Book Fair will also feature an expanded range of programs and discussions to further dialogue around the field of artists’ publications.
The LA ART BOOK FAIR is the companion fair to the NY ART BOOK FAIR, held every fall in New York. 27,000 artists, book buyers, collectors, dealers, curators, independent publishers, and other enthusiasts attended the NY ART BOOK FAIR in 2013.”
For the list of scheduled events and exhibitors (national and international) visit: laartbookfair.net.
Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair
September 20-22, 2013
Free Opening Preview: Thursday, September 19th, 6:00-9:00 pm
“Printed Matter presents the eighth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 20 to 22, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens.
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. Last year, the fair featured 283 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty-six countries, and was attended by more than 25,000 people.
Join us for our opening night preview featuring a live set from MASKS on the steps of MoMA PS1. Comprised of New York City-based duo Alexis Georgopoulos and Max Ravitz, the group incorporates elements of underground dance music through analog synthesizers and drum machines. Supporting MASKS, one of the most enigmatic artists on the L.I.E.S. roster, Terekke (aka Matt Gardner) makes subliminal, dub–influenced, tape hiss–fueled basement house.”
If you’re in the area, this is a must see event!
Hours and Location
Friday, September 20, 12–7 pm
Saturday, September 21, 11 am–9 pm
Sunday, September 22, 11 am–7 pm
“The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) presents Unfolding Images: A photobook exhibition juried by Seth Curcio, associate director of Pier 24 Photography. All (18+) are encouraged to apply. Unfolding Images will take place December 2 through December 30, 2013 at the CAC. Organized to celebrate the printed image in book form, through photography and repurposed images, Unfolding Images will be designed as a functioning library and reading room, allowing visitors the opportunity to review the selected books in person at the CAC during PhotoNOLA 2013. All books will be evaluated based on the strength of the individual photographs or images, the editing and sequencing of images, layout and design, and the photobook as a physical object. Both self-published and commercially published books, created after January 1, 2012 are eligible.
All publications selected for the Unfolding Images exhibition will automatically be placed into the CAC’s photobook library. Books not selected for the December exhibition will be considered for placement in the CAC Photobook Library for future exhibition & public viewing opportunities.”
For the full prospectus and to register visit: www.cacno.org/visualarts/exhibition/2013/08/unfolding-images-call-for-entries.
“Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation are pleased to announce the call for entries for the 2013 PhotoBook Awards. Entries will be accepted from May 6 through September 13, 2013. Thirty shortlisted entries in total will be exhibited, and the award winners will be announced, at Paris Photo, November 14-17, 2013.
The First PhotoBook Prize of $10,000 will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first photobook is judged to be best of the year.
The PhotoBook of the Year Prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s), and publisher responsible, for the photobook judged to be the best of the year.”
“Flash Forward Festival Boston programming provides opportunities for all photography enthusiasts, offering insight into an evolving image industry while promoting the self-sufficiency of artists. Set within the Boston cityscape, the four-day festival is based out of the Fairmont Battery Wharf, offering an in-depth experience through organized networking events and educational programming that brings internationally respected industry professionals together to share their knowledge. Programming includes curated indoor and outdoor exhibitions, galleries throughout Boston, a Harborwalk exhibition series featuring work from local galleries, along with lectures, panel discussions, and nightly events. This official program guide contains all the information that you will need to plan your itinerary.”
Click here to view a PDF of the festival catalog to see the great line up of lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions and more.
“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]
“The first book on the work of Sharon Harper, From Above and Below, features ten years of experimental photographs and video stills of the sky—images of stars, sun, sky, moon and clouds. Sharon’s photographs within this volume draw on scientific and artistic uses of photography to illuminate the medium’s ability to simultaneously verify empirical evidence and record the artist’s subjective relationship to the natural world.”
227 E. Palace Ave, Suite W
Santa Fe, New Mexico [map]
“Join Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb for a slideshow and discussion of their work. Between the two of them, these creative partners have published some dozen books and exhibited work internationally.
This joint public slide talk will feature a selection of photographs from their monographs, including Alex’s most recent book, The Suffering of Light: Thirty Years of Photographs, and Rebecca’s new book, My Dakota, which interweaves her spare text and lyrical photographs from her home state of South Dakota. In addition, Alex and Rebecca will also discuss the process of making collaborative books and exhibitions, including Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba (a Radius book and exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), and their upcoming Radius book, Memory City.
There will be a question and answer session following the presentation led by David Chickey, noted designer and creative director of Radius Books, who’s worked with the Webbs on four books.”
Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Tipton Hall
1600 Saint Michael’s Drive
Santa Fe, New Mexico [map]
“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: email@example.com or +34 91 298 55.”
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.”