This free event is open to all. You are invited to share some wonderful international and New Zealand photography stories, meet the artists, explore themes, and discuss the designs of the books themselves.
Held on a winter’s Friday afternoon, this is a great opportunity to meet informally with key international practitioners & NZ photobook artists and publishers.
Key speakers: Gwen Lee, curator and founder DECK, (Singapore) will discuss the “Steidl Book Award Asia,” held in April 2016 at Singapore’s photography-focused independent art space, DECK. Supported by Asia NZ Foundation.
Margaret Samuels, formerly of Auckland University Press presents on behalf of the late Jocelyn Carlin, photographer of ‘Every Picture Tells A Story’. Margaret will talk about the book and Jocelyn’s career.
Alejandro Chaskielberg, artist (Argentina) introduces his book ‘Otsuchi Future Memories’ and the new work on the El Hoyo Labrynth of Patagonia in his recently published book, ‘Laberinto’. Supported by Argentinian Foreign Office.
Enrico Stefanelli, PhotoLux director (Italy), presents on his Photoboox Award, PhotoLux, Italy. Submissions for the Award are free of charge and open to all photographers or collectives from all countries. Entries are submitted as a physical paper dummy, complete in every aspect (including texts and graphic design). Winner is published by Ceiba (Mayumi Suzuki was the 2017 Photoboox Award winner). Enrico is at Photobook Friday 2018 supported by Leica.
Allan McDonald, artist speaks about his award winning book that won the 2018 Photobook of the Year NZ, ‘Carbon Empire’ published by Rim Books.
Each speaker will have 25 mins inc Q + A with audience.