FROM THE ARCHIVE: 2015 Photobook Melbourne

  ON THE EVE OF THE PHOTO2021 PHOTOBOOK WEEKEND (February 26+27) IT’S GOOD TO REFLECT ON MELBOURNE’S LAST BIG PHOTOBOOK EVENT – PHOTOBOOK MELBOURNE IN 2015 We all know that feeling when you are really getting into a book, its narrative and flow, and then you reach the point where, as the last page is…

PHOTO 2021 – 52 ANZ Photobooks for TATE Britain: THE TITLES

THIS LIST WILL BE LAUNCHED DURING THE PHOTO 2021 PHOTOBOOK WEEKEND 27+28 February   The Post compliments a Kristian Häggblom interview with Doug Spowart published on the PHOTO 2021 Online CHANNEL. The post relates to the selection of 52 Australian and New Zealand photobooks for the TATE Library to compliment the 12.5 photobooks from all…

ON READING PHOTOBOOKS – Antipodean Photobook People

  THE “ON READING: PHOTOBOOKS” PROJECT   As part of the Brisbane Photobook Club’s celebrations for World Photobook Day (WPBD) in 2015 Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper coordinated an exhibition at Maud Gallery (now the Queensland Centre for Photography) in Brisbane that featured 67 Australian, New Zealand and some international photographer’s self-portraits imaged while reading…

AUSTRALIAN PHOTOBOOKS @ The State Library of Victoria

  During 2020 THE WORLD OF THE BOOK exhibition at the State Library of Victoria presented a brief history of photobooks including some striking Australian examples. Principal librarian Des Cowley presented an online accessible video discussing the history of the photobook and some of the Australian books. Due to the Pandemic the SLV was unfortunately…

AUSTRALIAN PHOTOBOOK COMPENDIUM

A SPECIAL FREE DOWNLOAD OFFER for WPBD . We are offering a FREE PDF DOWNLOAD of the AUSTRALIAN PHOTOBOOK COMPENDIUM V3. . Launched at the Melbourne Art Book Fair in March 2019 this book features: A listing of nearly 300 photographers who make books 120 publishers 40 designers 100 portraits of photographers photos of 40…

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…

2016 PHOTOBOOK NEW ZEALAND – Archive Review

In 2016 I attended the first PHOTOBOOK NZ in Wellington. The event brought together the New Zealand photobook community and other members from Australia. For two and a half days in March photobooks were discussed, many were bought and stories were shared about the state of the discipline in the Antipodes and where it fitted…

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