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…

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 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…

AuNZed Photobook Awards: Evolving beyond the 1st 10 Years

Firstly a personal thank you to Libby Jeffery and Geoff Hunt including Rony and the MomentoPro Team … TEN YEARS dedication to the Australian and New Zealand Photobook Awards is HEROIC stuff… And were were excited to be swept up in it with you to contribute in our way … Libby Jeffery – Through your…

THE BRISBANE SATELLITE MABF KEPK BEST BOOK LAUNCH

Our physical presentation of the BEST ANTIPODEAN PHOTOBOOK as part of a satellite Melbourne Art Book Fair event was thwarted by the Queensland Government’s re-introduction of a lockdown after the discovery of local cases of COVID community transmission. So – we went ahead with the LIVE STREAM component with the intention to present the physical…

PHOTO 2021 CHANNEL Q&A: Häggblom interviews Spowart

In 2019 Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper completed a project relating to the compilation of 52 Australian and New Zealand photobooks from the post WWII to early 2000s period for TATE Britain. The books were intended to compliment the Australian and New Zealand component of the 12.5k Martin Parr photobook collection that he was about…