Two Photobook Events in Manchester. October 21&22, 2011

Symposium: Photography and the Artist’s Book

Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections, Manchester, UK

Friday 21st October 2011
Cost: £15 waged/£10 unwaged- booking open

There is a renewed interest in the relationship of photography and the artist’s
book as both a work of art and as an alternative site for exhibition and
dissemination. There is also a notable expansion in the activities of selfpublication
by photographers and artists who use the photograph. Further to this,
the theorising of the photographic essay and notions of ‘conceptual documentary’
have become important areas of discourse for those practitioners and theorists
who are interested in working with the photograph in book form. This symposium,
which will precede the 6th Manchester Artist’s Book Fair, draws together theorists
and practitioners in order to more fully explore the issues raised by the
relationship of photography and the artist’s book.

To reserve your place please send a cheque made payable to the University of
Salford, or official purchase order, to
Theresa Wilkie, Salford School of Art and Design, Centenary Building, Peru
Street, M3 6EQ
Enquiries to/further details from

See also

The symposium will be preceded by a talk on the afternoon of Thursday October
20th at Salford School of Art and Design, by visiting photographer Angela Kelly,
Associate Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology NY, entitled
Catharsis: Images of Post Conflict Belfast: . This
talk is free and the time and venue will be confirmed nearer the date however,
places are limited so please register your interest with
This symposium is a collaboration between Salford School of Art & Design
(University of Salford) –, Manchester Metropolitan
University Special Collections – and Hot Bed
Press (Salford)

Symposium programme:

Friday October 21st MMU Special Collections, All Saints
9.30-10.15 Registration and welcome, tea and coffee
10.30 Introduction, Theresa Wilkie, University of Salford and Jane Pendlebury, MMU
Special Collections
11.00 Session 1:
The Photographic Essay, Photographic Novel and other Narrative Forms
11.05 Speaker 1:
Logan Sisley, Dublin City Gallery, Ireland
Artists’ Intervention in the Family Album
11.25 Speaker 2:
Dr. Jane Simon, Macquarie University, Australia
Domestic Details in the Artist’s Book
11.45 Speaker 3:
Sarah Bodman, Book Arts, University of the West of England
Imaginary Shadows: fictional documentary photography in artists’ books
12.05 Q+A
12.30 Lunch
1.30 Session 2:
Sequence, Seriality and Typology
1.35 Speaker 1:
Prof. Elizabeth Neudorfl, Folkwang University, Essen, Germany
Space- Time-Fragment
1.55 Speaker 2:
Ian Beesley, University of Bolton, Lancashire, UK
The Drift
2.15 Speaker 3
David Penny, MIRIAD, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Pictures of Things & Things that are Pictures: Artistic Research and its Document
2.35 Q+A
3pm Break: Tea and Coffee
3.30 Session 3:
Audience: Zines, Multiples and Limited Editions
3.35 Speaker 1:
Tim Daly, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Reinstating Touch in the Photobook
3.55 Speaker 2:
Adam Murray, University of Central Lancashire & Diane Smyth, British Journal of
The Poetic Archive: Photography, Everyday Life and the Tactic of Self-Publishing
4.15 Speaker 3:
Adam Paul Verity, University of Lincoln, UK
Current and Future Dissemination of the Artist’s Zine
4.35 Q&A
5.00 Closing Reception

The Sixth Manchester Artists’ Book Fair

Manchester Metropolitan University
The Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art,
Cavendish Street, All Saints, Manchester M15 6BR
Saturday 22nd October 2011
11am – 6pm

The best artists’ books, zines, altered books,
small publishers and DIY magazines from the
North West, UK and beyond.

Over 40 stands
plus free workshops and demonstrations.
Brought to you by Hot Bed Press
in association with Manchester
Metropolitan University.
For bookings and more information call:
0161 743 3111, email:
or visit:


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