ANTIPODEAN PHOTOBOOK TRIBES – Keynote TALK: BIFB Photobook Weekend

  Many Tribes: The Australian & New Zealand Photobook A talk by Doug Spowart The photobook disrupted the 1990’s prediction that ‘the book is dead’ and grew into a worldwide phenomenon. Doug Spowart will address key aspects of the historical and contemporary makeup of the photobook in Australia & New Zealand where the various ‘tribes’ contribute to a vibrant and progressive…

ANZ Photobooks and the Tate

. We are delighted that this collection is entering Tate’s library collection as a rich resource for our public and for academics of photobooks in these regional areas. Sarah AllenAssistant Curator, International Art, Tate . . We’ve just completed a commissioned project where a collection of 52 Australian and New Zealand photobooks were acquired by…

Talking about Antipodean Photobooks – 2017 Vienna Photobook Festival

THE LECTURE: THE ANTIPODEAN PHOTOBOOK My lecture brief was to make an hour-long presentation about the Australian and New Zealand photobook scene. After some thought I organised my lecture content around 4 distinct areas. 1. The supporting structures The contemporary scene was to be included covering both practitioners and the major events in AuNZ that…

A comment about this site from its curator Dr Doug Spowart

This website attempts to provide information about the art and practice of the photobook in the Antipodes – Australia and New Zealand. I do not limit my definition of the ‘photobook’ but rather accept the breadth and depth of this evolving medium to include the historical photographically illustrated books, albums, catalogues, the emergent photobook, zines,…