NEW NZ PUBLISHER: CABIN FEVER BOOKS – “Folk Syndrome” by McLaren

. In the field of photobook publishing it’s always exciting to see the emergence of a new publishers Recently Cabin Fever Books appeared on the new Zealand scene. I contacted the publisher Cameron James McLaren for an interview and a commentary on his first self-published title “FOLK SYNDROME”. Here’s his response … ABOUT CABIN FEVER…

TALKING CULTURE – PHOTOBOOK FRIDAY @Auckland Festival of Photography

On Friday 10 June 2022, Photobook Friday took place at DEMO*, in Grafton, Auckland. This was the sixth Photobook Friday – an annual event sponsored by the Auckland Festival of Photography, and was presented by PhotoForum.   What follows is an overview OF THE EVENT by David Cowlard, Host and Chair of the Photobook Friday…

PHOTO 2022 PHOTOBOOK WEEKEND – A photo-stream archive of the event/s

PROMOTIONAL TEXT from the PHOTO2022 website Presenting some of the best new Photobooks, as well as many opportunities to learn and network, the Photobook Weekend will include casual talks and panel discussions, the Photobook Market, Portfolio reviews, social book launches, book signings and more. For fans and makers of photobooks, this event is not to…

8 PHOTOBOOKS for ANZAC DAY by New Zealand or Australian Photographers

ANZAC DAY – April 25th, marks the anniversary of the first campaign that led to major casualties for Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. The acronym ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, whose soldiers were known as Anzacs. Anzac Day remains one of the most important national occasions…

Palmer+Jolly “INSTALLATION VIEW” Book Launch @ Perimeter Books HQ

On Sunday March 27, 2022 at the Perimeter HQ in Thornbury Melbourne, a group of photography enthusiasts met to witness the launch of an extensively researched publication by Daniel Palmer & Martyn Jolly entitled – Installation View: Photography Exhibitions in Australia (1848-2020). The Launch was part of the Melbourne Art Book Fair programme. Installation View offers…

Rod McNicol’s “A PORTRAIT” Book Launch @ CCP

On March 26, 2022 at the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne M.33 launched the long-awaited survey publication of Rod McNicol’s portraits. Entitled aptly A PORTRAIT, the book is described in the promotional blurb as: ‘…the first comprehensive publication of Rod McNicol’s distinctive portraits, ranging from those of his peers in his first exhibition in…

2021 SELECTED ANTIPODEAN PHOTOBOOKS

Compiled by DOUG Spowart & VICTORIA Cooper This list is the third year in which we asked representatives of the Australian and New Zealand photobook discipline to nominate photobooks that were published in 2021. We have continued to use the term ‘Selected’ as this compilation does not attempt to present a definitive selection of the…

2021 SELECTED ANZ STUDENT PHOTOBOOKS

  We consider that training in the photobook discipline is an important component of contemporary photography education. Once again we have invited institutions around Australia and New Zealand to nominate a student photobook for this list to showcase the work created during the 2021 academic year. We are excited that seven photographic courses responded and…

Life’s a horse race – Rennie Ellis and his photobook CUP FEVER

  “It has been called the biggest party in the world, a carnival of horseflesh, a giant picnic, a bloody circus, a soap opera, an alcoholic rort and an Australian institution…  it grabs hold of the nation like some annual affliction.”        First lines of the book essay by Rennie Ellis   For around 20…