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.

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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

Judging Panel announced for New Zealand Photobook of the Year

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Update:

The expert photography, publishing, design panel for the New Zealand Photobook of the Year has now been announced. The panel is:

Judging panel chair: David Cook, Photobook NZ committee member, lecturer Massey University

Harvey Benge, photographer, publisher
Paul McNamara, Director of McNamara Gallery Photography
Geoffrey H Short, Director PhotoForum NZ
Anna Brown, Director of Open Lab, Massey University.

There’s cash and credit prizes valued at $10,500 to be won across in three categories:

Self published Photobook of the Year
Trade published Photobook of the Year
People’s choice Photobook of the Year

Entry is free and for those printing their entry with Momento Pro there’s a 40% discount on book prints

Entries close 8 Feb 2016. 
All you need is a print photobook published in the last two years …

www.photobookoftheyear.co.nz


Book your space at Photobook New Zealand

One of the highlights of Photobook New Zealand will be the bookfair, starting at the launch party on Friday 11 March 2016 and continuing on Saturday 12 March.

The book fair is a great opportunity to showcase your publications – print or electronic –  to a wide range of interested people, make sales and network with others. We want to show a wide range of excellent, innovative New Zealand and international photobook publishing, and welcome bookings and inquiries.

To answer a question we were asked recently – it’s also fine to book a space just to show your work, rather than sell it.

There are flexible options for configuring spaces and we’ve done our best to keep prices affordable.

Bookings close on 14 February 2016 or when all spaces are booked. Spaces are filling, so don’t delay.


CNZ grant

The Photobook New Zealand team was delighted to learn that we’ve received a Creative New Zealand grant for our event. Combined with our generous sponsorship from Momento Pro and funding from our wonderful Boosted supporters, we have the budget to realise New Zealand’s first Photobook event as we intend it. We’re looking forward to sharing the awards, the bookfair and the great programme of speakers and panels with you, and others interested in the arts.

If you know anyone or any organisation who’d be interested in entering the awards, being part of the book fair or just coming to the event, please share this information.

Momento Pro is the sponsor of the New Zealand Photobook of the Year Awards and Photobook New Zealand

New publication by Jocelyn Carlin: ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’

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Jocelyn Carlin’s new book ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ was launched last Thursday (3rd Dec. 2015). It has been selected as the PhotoForum subscriber publication for the 2016-17 year, but if you plan to join or re-join next year, and would like to get your copy of Jocelyn’s excellent book this month, you are welcome to subscribe early. The new standard subscription rate for 2016-17 is NZ$85.00, for which you will receive ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ and two issues of PhotoForum MoMento magazine. Email us at photoforumnz@gmail.com to take up this offer.

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New Zealand Photobook of the Year Awards 2015 open

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NEW ZEALAND PHOTO BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2015 OPEN FOR ENTRIES

The inaugural New Zealand Photobook Of The Year Awards 2015 are now open for entries until
8 February 2016. Presented by Photobook New Zealand and Momento Pro, the Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in photo book creation, and provide the opportunity to showcase the work of New Zealand photo artists to a growing local and international audience.

The $10,500 in prizes is designed to help photographers produce and promote their publication.
Self Published Prize: $2,000 cash + $5,000 Momento Pro printing
Trade Published Prize: $1,000 cash + $2,000 Momento Pro printing
People’s Choice Prize: $500 Momento Pro printing

Books can be made via any means or print service but they must focus on photographic content in a visual narrative. The entrant must be the photographer, designer or publisher of the book,and only New Zealand citizens, permanent residents or registered companies are eligible to enter. Entrants must register online and submit a physical book, into one or both categories:
Self Published Photobooks: Published by the creator, includes Dummy books
Published Photobooks: Published by an Independent or Trade Publisher

Judging Chair, David Cook, a founding member of Photobook New Zealand, will lead a panel of design and publishing experts as they assess the books’ excellence in photography, layout, format and audience suitability. “The New Zealand Photobook Of The Year Awards is an important vehicle to promote the work of local artists, and to connect them with the growing international community of photobook makers, festivals, fairs and awards,” says Cook.

Entry to the Awards is free, and submissions close on Monday, 8 February 2016. Winners will be announced at the opening night celebrations of Photobook New Zealand on 11 March 2016. Full details and all Terms and Conditions are available at www.photobookoftheyear.co.nz.

 


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Momento Pro Pty Ltd was the first photobook company to produce premium on-demand photo books and custom stationery for the Australian and New Zealand market.
More at www.momentopro.co.nz
Photobook New Zealand is the inaugural event for photography book creators in New Zealand in Wellington from 11-13 March 2016. More at photoforum-nz.org/photobooknz
Media Contact: Libby Jeffery, +61 2 8568 302, libby@momentopro.com.au

Photobook New Zealand – First Keynote Speakers Announced

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Hello everyone, we’re delighted to release the first of the keynote speakers for the Photobook New Zealand 2016.

Ying Ang

Ying Ang

Melbourne/New York based Ying Ang’s first major monograph Gold Coast won the New York Photo Festival and Encontros Da Imagem book prize for 2014 and was a finalist for 2015 Australian Photobook of the Year. Gold Coast was also listed by Flak Photo, Lensculture, Voices of Photography, Mark Power / Magnum Photos, Asia Pacific Photobook Archive and Self Publish Be Happy in their top photobooks of 2014. She’s currently a part of the teaching faculty at The International Centre of Photography in New York and the Photography Studies College in Melbourne, Australia.

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About Gold Coast, Ying writes: “Once labelled as the tourist capital and now declared as the crime capital of Australia, this is a tale of a place that laid the flawed foundation of its character upon a mirage of tranquillity. It is about the price of those swimming pools and sun drenched afternoons. It is about our perceptions of safety and danger within the architecture of our built environment. It is about real estate and the beautiful lie sold and bought here every day.”

At Photobook New Zealand, Ying will cover all aspects of the making of Gold Coast, from the reasons that she made the first pictures, her legal and ethical obligations, her design and printing choices and how she tackled the leviathan of distribution. She will talk about the actual project itself and what it means on a personal level as well as a social level – and more.


 

Ron Brownson

Ron Brownson

Ron will take us on a fascinating tour across New Zealand photobook publishing in his presentation –
“New Zealand Photobooks – From Daniel Louis Mundy’s Rotomahana to Harvey Benge’s Le Flâneur”

Ron writes: “Illustrated books have a long history in New Zealand. Daniel Louis Mundy made the first book with images, Harvey Benge now makes a number of books every year. The diversity and intention of local photo-books attests to the vitality of the medium”.

 

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Ron Brownson is the Senior Curator of New Zealand and Pacific Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki.  He’s worked as a professional curator for 35 years and is well-known as an international expert on the history of New Zealand and Pacific art.


 

Mary Macpherson
photoforum-nz.org/photobooknz

PhotoForum at 2015 Pingyao International Photography Festival


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Collective Passion – Singular Visions
PhotoForum – A New Zealand Legacy

19 – 25 September 2015
Pingyao International Photography Festival
Pingyao, Shanxi Province, China

Curator: Nina Seja.
Exhibition coordinator: Ian Macdonald.

An exhibition of over 70 digitally presented images selected from the History in the Taking exhibition and PhotoForum at 40 book, offering the largest photography festival in China an insight in to the influence of PhotoForum on the photographic cultural landscaper of New Zealand over the last four decades.

Supporting exhibition information:
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Note: for best viewing of  List of works & Ephemera banners, click on loaded images to enlarge.

Update 18/10/15: View a selection of images from  the  2015 Pingyao International Photography Festival at PhotoForum’s facebook Pingyao 2015 album.

McNamara Gallery, Whanganui: ‘Some Australian Photographs’

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Some Australian Photographs

12 June – July – 28 August* 2015
Reception 5.30pm Friday 12 June

The fifteen photographs in this exhibition have been selected on particular aesthetic, as distinct from curatorial, concerns. It is anticipated that they will reveal some distinctive aspects of recent Australian practice.

McNAMARA GALLERY Photography Ltd
190 Wicksteed St. WHANGANUI 4500
NEW ZEALAND
Tuesday / Wednesday – Saturday 11 – 3 [often open to 6] or by appointment
* Please check website INFORMATION page for occasional closed days due to travel commitments
06 348 7320 / 027 249 8059 mcnamaraphotogal@xtra.co.nz
www.mcnamara.co.nz