Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Photobooks of 2011

I missed blogging about many of the photobook awards etc last year due to other commitments. This year, I've developed a year planner to remind me about what's coming up. This also includes awards for films, and other annual events.

Here's a selection of things I missed... 


Photo-eye Best Books of 2010


Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards

International Photobook Festival 2011


ICP Infinity awards


Les Rencontres d’Arles 2011


The Lucie Awards


Hasselblad Award


Deutscher Fotobuch Preis
You can read a google translated overview here

Guardian Photography Books Christmas gifts [Sean O’Hagan]

The Independent Photo books of the year

Alec Soth Top 20 Photobooks of 2011

Source. List-mania 2011: photbook roundups

Telegraph Books for Christmas: Photography, Art & Design

January 2012

Photo Eye Magazine best books

Related posts

Photography festival roundup

Monday, 23 January 2012

Artists' serials since 1955

A new exhibition, which surveys Artists' serials since 1955, opens at the ICA on Wednesday.

The artists' serial they explain is...

neither artists’ book nor ephemera, but is entirely its own unique object. The publications are by young artists operating at the peripheries of mainstream art cultures and established artists looking for an alternative to the marketplace. The publications are artworks, often idiosyncratic and produced in collaboration, and they do not feature news items, criticism, or reproductions of artworks.
Photography titles that are included in the accompanying book are Kiroku, Ohio, Sluts magazine and Zerokkusu Shashicho.

Exhibition website

Further reading

Allen, G. (2011). Artists' magazines : an alternative space for art, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Aarons, P. (2009). In numbers : serial publications by artists since 1955. Zurich, Switzerland: PPP Editions.

Klanten, R. (2011). Behind the zines : self-publishing culture, Berlin : Gestalten.

Monday, 9 January 2012

New issues of journals and magazines

New issues of the following publications have recently arrived in the library.  Follow the links for the online copies of October and Oxford Art Journal.

Oxford Art Journal

Gregory Baker: Your books are often small runs, only recently approaching 1000 copies.  They regularly become out of print incredibly quickly.  To what extent is this intentional?

Aaron Morel: I like small run books as they feel more like works of art - I suppose it's an affordable work of art for a collector.  It's also nice to have a book go out of print, which opens space for a new book to be put out.
 Extract from 'Beg, borrow, steal & make books: Aron Morel in the hot seat' in Hotshoe. Dec/Jan 2011 / Issue 175
Morel books: