May 5th, 2011
“100 Portraits – 100 Photographers: Selections from the FlakPhoto.com Archive” will be screened at Snap! Orlando this weekend at the GAI Building, 618 E. South St, Orlando, Florida.
Andy Adams and I will be lecturing about 100 PORTRAITS on Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 4-5pm at the UCF Center for Emerging Media. 500 W. Livingston St, Orlando, Florida.
The Indie Photobook Library is also part of Snap! Orlando with a pop-up exhibition of photobooks from the collection. The iPL is pleased to have E. Brady Robinson, Associate Professor, UCF School of Visual Arts and Design, and Heather Comparetto, photographer and curator, curate the pop-exhibition of photobooks for Snap! Orlando. Roughly fifty titles will be on display during the event, allowing visitors to explore and celebrate the diversity, craft, and creativity in self-publishing today.
May 6 and 7, 2011 at the GAI Building, 618 E. South St, Orlando, Florida
Friday, 7pm – 12 am
Saturday, 7pm – 12 am
See the list of books on display here.
December 16th, 2010
310 conTEMPORARY / RELATIVE EXPOSURE: photographs of family
December 6, 2010 — January 29, 2011
310 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL
Monday – Saturday 11:30-5:30
Artists’ Reception: Thursday, December 16, 2010 5:00 — 8:00 pm
“RELATIVE EXPOSURE | photographs of family” features the work of Nick Albertson, Matt Austin, Latrice Dixon, Aron Gent, Julie Jones, Heather Kouros, Natalie Krick, and Eric Pickersgill. The 310 conTEMPORARY Gallery is a collaborative project between the Columbia College Chicago Photography Department and the Hyde Park Art Center. This exhibition is part of Chicago Loop Alliance’s Pop-Up Art Loop initiative.
I’m a big fan of Matt Austin and his photographic work and for this exhibition I love the fact that he is the only one not showing work in a framed photo form. Instead, his artist book “Wake” will be on view (see images above)- a stunning hand-made box of loose prints and text. This format for presentation slows down the reading of the work and creates an intimate dialog with the viewer.
“Wake,” as well as three other titles, “Freedom Isn’t Free,” “Try to be more positive,” and “Desert Days,” can be found in the permanent collection of the Indie Photobook Library. And if you live in Chicago, copies of “Wake” can be borrowed for a two-week period. Love that. To find out more about Matt Austin, visit his website and tumblr, and read his recent interview at Geronimo Projects.
September 26th, 2010
Over the summer, I have been diligently working on a project that has been growing exponentially since its beginning this past May – the Indie Photobook Library (iPL). After much deliberation on format and structure, the website went live two weeks ago.
There are many fantastic things coming up for the iPL, including the Flash Forward Festival in Toronto in two weeks – October 6-10, 2010. Hope to see you there as part of the Self Published Book Expo!