We had second photobook meet-up in New York last night (21 April 2012). Thank you everyone for sharing photobooks from your collections and creating warm atmosphere. It was inspiring to see people passionate about photobooks and curious to learn more.
And what a pleasure to have Ken Schles as a special guest! Ken talked about his work, influences, creative process and photobooks. It was an opportunity to enjoy his books, most of them are out of print and hard to find. His first book Invisible City (1988) is a personal story of Lower East Side Manhattan neighborhood. It is one of the most important photographic books. Ken’s most recent photobook Oculus (2011) is an example of a photobook as an art object. Oculus is one of my favorite photobooks.
I am grateful to Lesley A. Martin who joined us and brought the first copies of the PhotoBook Review #002. PBR#002 has been released in Europe at the Kassel Photobook Festival at Le Bal. You can purchase online issue here. PBR#001 can be downloaded here.
It was wonderful to meet in person people whose work I admire. I think many of you will enjoy photobooks by David Schulz, Russet Lederman’s blog, Ivan Vartanian’s performances with photobooks, photobooks by Phil Toledano, Eric Miles’s video on photo-eye book auctions.
Special thank you to InDi-go-CuBe for hosting the event at their beautiful space. Very unique project featuring art performances, installations and more: visit Mandrarogas for upcoming events. Huge merci to Mathieu for all the photographs. (The PhotoBook Club lists photobook meet-ups around the world. For more photobook links and news, join Facebook group on PhotoBooks.)