QUEENSLAND DAY*: PHOTOBOOKS

An overview: Queensland as the subject of the photobook Within a few years of its proclamation in 1859 the state of Queensland became a focus for exploration and development, which required extensive photographic documentation. Geologist and photographer Richard Daintree was one of the first to photograph Queensland’s mining activities, agriculture, people and geological features. His…

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…

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 WAS  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. Here are the 52 Australian and New Zealand photobooks selected by Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper for the TATE Library to compliment the 12.5 photobooks…

An AUSTRALIAN PHOTOBOOK for JANUARY 26th

. READING TODAY WITH FRIENDS   “Mumbulla Spiritual Contact” a photographically illustrated (photobook) by Guboo Ted Thomas and photographer Wesley Stacey. A large format photographic essay explaining the significance of Mumbulla Mountain to the Yuin people the traditional owners of the land. Mumbulla Mountain is a significant initiation site and is steeped in the mythology…

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…

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…