BEST ANTIPODEAN PHOTOBOOKS 2020

LAUNCHED AT THE MELBOURNE ART BOOK FAIR 27 MARCH 2021 . Compiled by DOUG Spowart & VICTORIA Cooper   This list represents a selection of books published in Australia and New Zealand in the year of the Pandemic 2020. Though many aspects of the publishing world were significantly disrupted causing several books to be held…

SELECTED ANZ STUDENT PHOTOBOOKS of 2020

LAUNCHED AT THE MELBOURNE ART BOOK FAIR – MARCH 27   This year we invited over 20 institutions around Australia and New Zealand to nominate a student photobook for this list. We are excited that eight photographic courses responded and that we have an opportunity to showcase these photobooks in this Antipodean Photobook Blog post….

ANTIPODEAN BOOKS I LUSTED AFTER in 2020

IN EARLY DECEMBER Australian photobook collector and maker Bill Purvis and AMERICAN SUBURB X managing editor Brad Feuerhelm initiated what turned out to be two lengthy online thread discussions on the FlakPhoto Books Facebook page about the end of year ‘BEST PHOTOBOOK’ lists. Topics included: the value or otherwise of lists, who makes the lists…

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…