A special event for your hearts and minds is this year’s inaugural “Photobook Friday”. We invite you to share some wonderful international and New Zealand photography stories, meet the artists, explore themes and discuss the design of the books.
‘Photobook Friday’ will explore themes of memory, remembrance and identity. Speakers will include international curator, artist and activist, Shahidul Alam from Bangladesh presenting on his book “The Best Years of My Life - Bangladeshi Migrants in Malaysia”. Mayumi Suzuki from Japan shares her recently published photobook, “The Restoration Will” featuring found family photographs in a conceptual work about grief, loss and memory.
Ingetje Tadros from Western Australia shares her photobook 'This Is My Country". Her award-winning and ongoing work involves documenting the complexities of race and culture of Australia’s indigenous people – the Aboriginals. From New Zealand,
Wendy Brandon's "The Rememberance Project" revisits her hometown of Kawerau, established in 1953 to provide accommodation and services to the Tasman Pulp and Paper mill workforce.
And Dr Kriselle Baker presents on Baker+Douglas, the New Zealand based publisher and online retailer of Fine Art Photobooks and Apps specialising in the work of local and international photographic and moving image artists.
There will also be a selection of other great photobooks on display including “Timor Runguranga: A photographic journey through Timor-Leste” by David Palazon. Eight years in the making, “Timor Runguranga” is the first contemporary photography book to emerge from the youngest independent nation in Asia. Selected as one of top four 2016 photobooks on South East Asia by UHCSEAS - The Center of South East Asia Studies.
Thanks to the Australian High Commission and Asia New Zealand Foundation.