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…

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…

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

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…

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…