Photobook New Zealand: Bookfair, special photobook exhibitions, & panel event updates

Here’s the latest update from Photobook New Zealand as they progress toward their inaugural event in Wellington from 11 – 13 March 2016:

Book fair
Spaces at the book fair are nearly full with a great range of independent photographers, distributors and small presses. Among the many books we’re looking forward to is Fiona Pardington: A Beautiful Hesitation published by Victoria University Press in association with Baker + Douglas – look out for it at the Baker + Douglas table.

Fiona Pardington_A_Beautiful_Hesitation_Bookcover

 

Special photobook exhibitions
As well as a special display of books from the Asia Pacific Photobook Archive and Shelley Jacobson’s Open Book exhibition, we’re pleased to be showing photobooks from Mexico.

The Mexican photobook collection presents a range of vibrant contemporary publications, featuring some of the most renowned photographers in Mexico. The collection is an initiative of Ana Paula Estrada, a Mexican photographer who lives and works in Brisbane.

Mariela Sancar, Moises, Publisher: La Fábrica/Hydra, México, 2015
Mexican photobook: Mariela Sancar, Moises, Publisher: La Fábrica/Hydra, México, 2015

 

Programme
Our programme should be available online around the end of January. In the meantime, here’s some new items.

On Sunday 13 March, there are two exciting panel discussions:

Getting your photobook into the world   9. 30– 10.30am
What does it take to give your photobook legs? As the world of photobooks expands, so do the strategies for distribution. This panel brings together three outstanding practitioners who are working hard to shift books locally and internationally.

Harvey Benge – Internationally published photobook author
Bruce Connew – Social and political documentary photographer and bookmaker
Anita Tótha – Director of Remote Photobooks, NZ photobook distributors
Chair: David Cook – photographer, bookmaker, Massey University lecturer

Designing the perfect Photobook   12.15 – 1.15pm
How do designers and photographers work together to make strong photobooks? Three of New Zealand’s leading photobook designers (with enough awards between them to sink a flotilla) discuss the language of the photobook, materiality and the emergent e-book.

Catherine Griffiths – Independent designer and typographer
Neil Pardington – Photographer and Base Two creative director
Jonty Valentine – Graphic designer and co-producer of  The National Grid
Chair – Libby Jeffery, Marketing Manager, Momento Pro

Combined with photobooks from our book fair of independent photographers, distributors and small presses, there’s going to be so much interesting work see – can’t wait to see you there!

Mary Macpherson
photoforum-nz.org/photobooknz

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