The photobook event that the virus took away

. On the weekend of May 2-3 2020 there was a weekend of major photobook activities planned for the PHOTO 2020 International Photo Festival in Melbourne.   A significant component of the event: A seminal selection of 52 Australian and New Zealand Photobooks* from the State Library of Victoria’s collection was to be made available…

2018 PHOTOBOOK NEW ZEALAND – Archive Review

In 2018 I came back to Wellington for the second PHOTOBOOK NZ. Following on from the success of the 2016 event, which essentially featured Antipodean voices, the international contribution was expanded to include photography and photobook  exponents from the USA, France, Germany and Japan. In this second PBNZ  the aims of event were certainly being…

2019 ANZ PHOTOBOOK FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

February 20, 2020 The finalists for the 2019 Australian & New Zealand Photobook Award have just been announced: Apókryphos by Cherine Fahd, published by M.33 Banana Spider Bite by Jordan Madge, published by Bad News Books Imaanshaha self published by Saynab Muse Jump Into Bed With Me by Paul Knight, published by Perimeter Editions Mongrelism…

BEST ANTIPODEAN PHOTOBOOKS 2019

At the end of each year photobook commentators and critics from across the globe gather to present the BEST BOOKS of that year. Their information resource is the books that they have encountered over the preceding 12 months. For the reasons of geography these lists are generally representative of the American, European and more recently…

FIVE ANTIPODEAN PUBLISHING SUCCESS STORIES FROM 2019

A re-post from The Momentum Blog – Great to see the back story behind these photobooks and their connection with MomentoPro Australia  and Momento Pro New Zealand. . Click the link HERE Five publishing success stories from 2019

CALL FOR ENTRIES – the 2019 ANZ PHOTOBOOK AWARD

NOTE: NEW CLOSING DATE:  January 20, 2020. IT’S TIME FOR AUSTRALIAN + NEW ZEALAND PHOTOBOOK makers to consider your entries for the 2019 ANZ PHOTOBOOK AWARDS…. . Check out the details >>>HERE  

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…