“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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.”
Nov 30th – Dec 2nd, New Orleans: Indie Photobook Library Pop-Up Exhibition & Talk with Larissa Leclair
“Founded by Larissa Leclair in 2010, the Indie Photobook Library (iPL) is an archive of self-published and indie published photobooks. This includes DIY, photobooks independently published and distributed, photography exhibition catalogs, print-on-demand photobooks, artist books, zines, photobooks printed on newsprint, limited edition photobooks, non-English language photography books and more.
Larissa will be here with a selection of 33 titles from the iPL collection, curated on the themes of migration, cultural identity and transition. The exhibition will be on view for three days only – Friday Nov 30 through Sunday Dec 2 – in the CAC’s atrium.
On Friday afternoon Larissa will speak about the iPL’s journey and mission in the CAC’s Spun Café. The event is free and open to the public.
The Indie Photobook Library Pop-Up Exhibition was curated by Larissa Leclair, Jan Gilbert and Russell Lord.”
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
Lecture and Book Signing with Alec Soth & Darius Himes
Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:00-8:30 pm
Free and open to the public; parking $4
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202