© Photo+Art Book Hamburg'11
Publishers, including Aperture Foundation, Hotshoe, Oodee and others will review photo books and host seminars promoting independently made and self-published books at the first edition of PhotoBook London, founded by Rachel Stanley and Greg Barker of Stanley Barker with the support of Harry Hardie from Here and Hotshoe. The event will be at the Hotshoe Gallery from 02 September to 05 September and will also feature portfolio reviews, with reviewers such as Ben Weaver, Here press and art director for The Wire Magazine, Chris Littlewood from the Flowers Gallery and photographer Paul Kooiker among others.
In Hamburg the Photo+Art Book Hamburg premieres at the House of Photography this weekend, providing a forum for well-known publishers and young artists to meet at self-publishing workshops and artist talks. An award for the best unpublished picture book is also available. "We wanted to create something new in Hamburg: an international marketplace for artistic publications," explained fair director Oliver Lähndorf.
The event was organised by the Friends of the House Photography and photographers attending include Jan Banning, Carl de Keyzer and Christian Lutz. Publishers conducting workshops include Self Publish Be Happy, ABC Artists Books Cooperative and Bookfactory.
Publish it Yourself (PiY) takes place in Paris from 09 to 11 September at at Maison d'art Bernard Anthonioz in Nogent sur Marne. Focusing on self-published books, this year's event shines the spotlight on Preston is my Paris, which started out distributing photocopied zines around Preston.
Events include workshops with Preston is my Paris and Boehm Kobayashi, talks with Frédéric Teschner, Laurence Vecten and others and self-published book viewings. The deadline for submitting to the viewings is 05 September.
Off Print Paris is another French photo book show and a part of Paris Photo from 10 to 13 November. In addition to photographers and publishers it welcomes graphic designers, curators, artistic directors, journalists and collectors to show and view photo books.
Yannick Bouillis, who envisioned Off Print Paris as a meeting place for contemporary photographers and independent publishers, is helping organise the Amsterdam Art/Book Fair 2011 with De Brakke Grond.
The annual London Art Book Fair also opens in London in late September. Hosted by the Whitechapel Gallery and Marcus Campbell Art Books, it gives independent artists and photographers the chance to show their books and attend talks and events.
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