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PhotoIreland this week: Collaborative Change Conference and Martin Parr Talk at the Book Fair

This upcoming week, PhotoIreland will feature a myriad of Conferences, Talks, Exhibitions and Events.

On the 14th: Symposium Collaborative Change? – Commons, Networks, Exchange

This one-day symposium, co-organized by PhotoIreland and GradCAM and supported by the City Arts Office, Dublin City Council, investigates emerging possibilities around collaboration, sharing and exchange and collective models of production, consumption, and ownership across a number of arts and non-arts fields.

It brings together number of local and international speakers made up of artists and theorists, activists and commentators across a number of areas and fields. These include: Michel Bauwens, Branka Ćurčić,Renée Ridgway, Patrick Bresnihan, Nicolas Malevé, Adria Rodriguez, Gergely Laszlo, Tom Stewart, Michaele Cutaya, Aebhric Coleman and Andrew Hetherington.

Date: Thursday 14th July, Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 2
Time: 9.15am – 5.45pm. Fee: €8 includes teas, coffees and lunch for the day.
Bookings and further information: martin.mccabe@gradcam.ie

On the 15th: Opening of Book & Magazine Fair

10:00am Opening of exhibition The History of Disappearance by The Franklin Furnace, and Opening of PhotoIrland’s Book & Magzine Fair, at Filmbase
3:00pm Talk: Martin Parr on Photobooks, at Filmbase
5:00pm Opening of exhibition Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade, National Photographic Archive

On the 16th: Talks and Worshops at Filmbase

1:00pm Bookmaking Seminars BLURB 1
5:00pm Presentation: Photobook Course at the European Institute of Design
6:00pm Blurb Presents SHOW at Filmbase
8:00pm Bruno Ceschel Lecture on Self Publish, Be Happy
9:00pm Markus Schaden Lecture on Publishing

Exhibition Highlights of PhotoIreland 2011

The Long View.
Group show of Ireland’s leading contemporary photographic artists
Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square Temple Bar, Dublin 2
1 July – 28 August | Tue to Sat 11 – 6pm | Sun 1 – 6pm

Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade
A selection of 30 representative works, hand-picked by one of the greatest photographic bibliophiles on the planet
National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square,Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Opening: 15 July 5pm | 16 – 31 July | Mon to Sat 10 – 5pm | Sun 12 – 5pm

Out of the Darkroom: The David Kronn Collection
Irish born American collector David Kronn’s collection ranges from 19th century Daguerreotypes to contemporary masters
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
20 July – 09 October | Tue to Sat 10 – 5.30pm | Wed 10.30 – 5.30pm

Mexican Worlds: 25 Contemporary Photographers
Group exhibition organized by the Centro de la Imagen, in Mexico City
Sebastian Guinness Gallery at Connaught House, 1 Burlington Road, Dublin 4
1 – 31 July | Mon to Sat 10 – 6pm

History of Disappearance by The Franklin Furnace, New York.
Live Art from New York 1975 – Present. Works selected from the Archives of Franklin Furnace.
In the framework of PhotoIreland’s Book & Magazine Fair, p. 48.
FilmBase, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Opening: 15 July 10am | 15 – 31 July | Mon to Sat 10.30 – 5.30pm | Sun 11 – 5.30pm

Photographs 1908 – 1940, by Luis Ramón Marín
Retrospective of the Spanish photo-journalist and pioneer of aerial photography
Instituto Cervantes Dublin, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2
7 July – 24 September | Mon to Thu 2-7pm | Sat 10-2pm | closed Fri & Sun

‘Images of Germany. 8 photographic positions.’
Group exhibition by the artist-run agency OSTKREUZ from Berlin
The Complex, Smithfield, Dublin 7
Exhibition Opening: 8 July 6pm | 9 – 28 July | 12pm to 6pm daily

The full programme is available on the PhotoIreland website, and its Calendar.

Becas para Curso de Especialización de Photobook Internacional. Deadline: July 26, 2011

Becas para Curso de Especialización de Photobook Internacional y otros cursos en el IED Madrid

¡Participa ahora en el Concurso de becas para el Máster de Diseño de Interacción, el Máster de Diseño de Videojuegos y el Curso de Especialización de Photobook Internacional que comienzan en septiembre y octubre de 2011!
Las becas, una para cada uno de los cursos, cubren el importe de la tasa del curso. Además, para cada máster o curso se otorgará también un accésit que cubre el 20% de la tasa del curso.
El plazo para participar termina el martes 26 de julio de 2011 a las 10:00 h, hora de Madrid.
No pospongas tu participación hasta el último momento. En función de tu lugar de origen, proveedor de Internet y estabilidad de tu ancho de banda puedes encontrarte con una serie de condicionantes y en otras convocatorias hubo personas que no lograron participar en el último momento. Participa cuanto antes para no tener problemas de última hora.
Los másteres y cursos para los que convocamos concurso de becas son:
• Máster de Diseño y Desarrollo de Aplicaciones Móviles
• Máster de Diseño de Sonido
• Curso de Especialización de Photobook Internacional


The Curator Ship’s Photobook and Zines Special (Part I)


In early summer of 1999, when Martin Parr visited the exhibition Fotografía pública Photography in Print 1919 – 1939, in the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, he was left breathless. In a time when Photography struggled to prove its Art status by ever-larger Diasec prints and rigid mounting, here was a show of lose pamphlets, worn out magazines and yellowed photography books. He bought the catalogue, edited by the curator of the exhibition, Horacio Fernández, which was a beautiful photobook in itself, and showed it to his friends and colleagues back home, as he remembers: “Many people also saw this, and it became very cult, with people talking about it, so the impact was enormous”. Two years later, Andrew Roth’s Book of 101 Books presented a list of seminal photographic books of the Twentieth Century. At this time Martin Parr and Gerry Badger were already working on their two volumes of The Photobook – A History. At the same time as this revision of the history of photography in the printed matter, there was also a shift in the technological development. Digital printing became a serious competitor for the traditional offset process, and allowed to produce short printing runs in a satisfactory quality. Online Print-On-Demand platforms have since undoubtedly revolutionized the concept of self-publishing.

Consequently, everyday, there are more blog posts, courses, articles, exhibitions and even festivals dedicated to photobooks and zines. Allow us to highlight a selection of events and publications dedicated to a medium that, instead of fearing for its future in the digital era, is living a true Renaissance. They are not ordered in any way, and I am involved in some of them, if you don’t mind. If you are missing important ones, PLEASE do comment and I will add them.

In Part I of the Curator Ship’s Special on Photobooks and Zines, we will have a look at

Exhibitions, Fairs and Festivals

4th International Photobook Festival Kassel

The International Photobook Festival Kassel is organized by a team made up of dedicated photography and photobook enthusiasts. In it’s fourth edition, which has just ended, it featured exhibitions, talks, seminars and awards dedicated to the medium. Have a look at the Catalog of this year’s edition to find out more or go to their website.

This years Dummy Award, by the way, goes to Milou Abel from Utrecht, for Ik ben jou. Have a look at Milou Abel’s website, where you will find three different versions of the dummy. A great way to study the development of this outstanding project.

PhotoIreland’s first Book & Magazine Fair and Martin Parr’s Best Photo Books of the Decade Exhibition

PhotoIreland‘s first Book & Magazine Fair includes photobooks and photo magazines from all over the world, as well as a rich example of contemporary publications focused on Art, Design and Illustration. Over 300 items from more than 40 publishers will be on display. Dates: 15-31 July, Opening hours: Mon to Sat 10.30-5.30pm, Sun 11-5.30pm. Book & Magazine Fair. FilmBase, Temple Bar, Dublin.
Parallel to this event, the exhibition Martin Parr’s Best Photo Books of the Decade shows 30 publications from all over the globe; a subjective list of works, a random number, in chronological order, and based on the personal criteria of a book-lover. The list is still being kept secret, but you can have a first glimpse here.

The Second Annual Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair of the New York Camara Club

The Camera Club of New York presents the Second Annual Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair on July 16-17th at CCNY. The zine and self-published photo book is a contemporary approach to photography in its published form, celebrating the book as well as offering artists a vehicle to spread their art and ideas.The public will be invited to come, browse, purchase and meet the people involved with the burgeoning zine and self-published art world. The deadline for submission of the publications is July 9, 2011. More details on the CCNY Website.

Offprint Paris

Offprint Paris is still a bit further down the road (10-13 Nov. 2011) but after last year’s success, this artist book fair dedicated to photography publications will be another highlight. Focusing on independent publishing companies, Offprint aspires to be a meeting place for Artists, Photographers, Graphic designers, Curators, Artistic directors, Journalists, Collectors… who deal with “printed” photography: books, magazines, zines, prints. More info on their website.

Now, it’s your turn: Tell us about other Exhibitions, Fairs and Festivals worth mentioning. Or become a contributor yourself. Just leave a comment and we’ll talk.

Ah, and before I forget: Part II will be dedicated on Courses and workshops dedicated to Photobooks, Part III to blogs and websites, Part IV to Publishers and Online Platforms. Stay tuned!

The Captain

PhotoIreland Festival 2011 Online

PhotoIreland Festival 2011. July 2011, Dublin

Having had a successful start in 2010, the festival this year is divided in 6 strands, all of them with their own set of exhibitions and/or events.
They are as follows:

Collaborative Change

For July 2011, PhotoIreland Festival presents ‘Collaborative Change’, a series of events that investigate the possibilities of collaborative approaches within artistic and non-artistic disciplines. The events include a conference on the theme in collaboration with GradCAM, exhibitions by photographic collectives and site-specific installations and events by two curatorial teams.
Read more about  Collaborative Change »

Photo BooksOpen Call 2011

Framed within our focus on photo books, we will present ‘Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade’, an exhibition of 30 international photo books, hand-picked by the world-famous photographer and photographic bibliophile. Running in parallel, PhotoIreland‘s first Book and Magazine Fair, which includes an International Open Call for photo books, in cooperation with Blurb.
Read more about Photo Books » and Open Call 2011 »

Featured Exhibitions & Events

The Featured Exhibitions & Events is a strand of the programme that highlights exhibitions and events organised outside the main theme. Within this context, It is exciting to work in 2011 with the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Royal Hibernian Academy, the Sebastian Guinness Gallery, and the Douglas Hyde Gallery, as much as with the Gallery of Photography, the Instituto Cervantes, and the Mexican Embassy.
Read more about the Featured Exhibitions & Events »

Collecting Photography

We have programmed a special set of talks around collecting photography, to add to the David Kronn exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). They include a talk by David Kronn and Seán Kissane, Head of Exhibitions at IMMA.
Read more about Collecting Photography »

Summer Campus

Working towards our first summer residency, we are offering a set of workshops, talks and portfolio reviews that will definitely help you gain knowledge and experience in a variety of fields.
Read more about the Summer Campus »

OFF Programme

Over 30 exhibitions around the city of Dublin by photographers and artists of all levels.
Read more about the OFF Programme »

European Publishers Award For Photography. Deadline: April 29, 2011

The German Kehrer Verlag has joined the European Publishers Award For Photography in 2011. Now in its eighteenth year, the European Publishers Award for Photography is a major initiative to encourage the publication of contemporary photography. Open to photographers world-wide, the competition is a unique collaboration between five European Publishers – Actes Sud (France), Apeiron (Greece), Dewi Lewis Publishing (Great Britain), Kehrer Verlag (Germany) and Peliti Associati (Italy).

The competition requires the submission of a substantial, completed and unpublished photographic book project. The winning project is then published in book form simultaneously by each of the publishers in their own country resulting in one of the most extensive cultural collaborations currently existing in Europe. The 2011 Jury will be held in France and the publisher Actes Sud will be the Project Leader. You can download the competion rules / the entry form on our website: http://www.artbooksheidelberg.com/html/en/news.html
The closing date for entries will be the 29th April 2011.

Dummy Award 2011, Photobook Festival, Kassel. Deadline: April 20, 2011

Open call for the Dummy Award 2011 of the 4th International Photobook Festival, Kassel, Germany, June 1.-5.
Deadline: April 20, 2011.

Submit your unpublished photobook and win a complete photobook production. The 50 best books will be exhibited at the festival. A jury made up of internationally renowned members will select the 3 best books of the exhibition. Photobooks of any kind are admissible. This includes handmade artist books as well as digitally created editions (as books from blurb, pixum, BOD and others!). The winning book will be produced and published by the publishing and printing company seltmann+söhne. This work will also be portrayed in the magazine European Photography. The 2nd and 3rd prizes will be sponsored by blurb.com: The 2nd prize is books produced by blurb to the value of 500 Euros, the 3rd prize books to the value of 300 Euros. Both prizes include publication on blurbs »bluberati blog« and free entry to the blurb »Photo Book Now« 2011 competition. 3 works which catch the attention of our jury due to their outstanding photographic excellence but don’t fulfil specific book design criterias will be rewarded with photobook dummy reviews by schaden.com / White Press.

Jury members: John Gossage | Gabriele Franziska Götz | Jeffrey Ladd | Andreas Müller Pohle | Markus Schaden | Yoko Sawada | Oliver Seltmann.

Submit your book on: http://www.fotobookfestival.org
4th International Photobook Festival, Kassel 2011

Eine komplette Fotobuch-Produktion zu gewinnen: Dummy Award 2011

Reichen Sie Ihr unveröffentlichtes Fotobuch zum Dummy Award 2011 ein. Die 50 besten kommen in die Festival-Ausstellung. Aus diesen werden die Sieger des Dummy Awards ermittelt. Der 1. Preis beinhaltet eine komplette Buchproduktion durch unseren Hauptpartner seltmann + söhne sowie eine Veröffentlichung in European Photography. Der 2. und 3. Preis sind wertvolle Buchpreise unseres Hauptpartners blurb. Als Sonderpreise gibt es Fotobuch Dummy Reviews von schaden.com / White Press. Alle eingereichten Dummys werden auf dem Festival digital präsentiert.

Jurie: John Gossage | Gabriele Franziska Götz | Jeffrey Ladd | Andreas Müller Pohle | Markus Schaden | Yoko Sawada | Oliver Seltmann.

Einsendeschluss ist der 20. April 2011.