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…

QUEENSLAND PHOTOBOOKS & THEIR MAKERS

Queensland Photobook makers have generally worked in isolation. To promote, share and support their work they have participated in activities and events over the last 6 years coordinated by the Brisbane Photobook Club (as part of a world wide group of photobook collectives), World Photobook Day and the Australian and New Zealand Photobook Awards. Now,…

ARTISTS BOOKS+AUSTRALIA: Comment for CODEX Journal

The artists’ book and the photobook share many aspects of practice, histories and makers. While this post relates specifically to the artists’ book it may be of interest to photobook people as well – take a look at the other tribe … . Early in 2019 Vicky and I received an email from Monica Oppen…