photo and design © Guy Smallman
In our July branch meeting, we will be discussing photobooks. In recent years, self-publishing technology has enabled photobooks to be produced by photographers independently of the big publishing houses, and new photography ebook formats have emerged for tablets and mobiles. This discussion will look at how self-publishing and the new generation of photobooks can be used as an additional storytelling platform for photojournalists.
Marc Vallée is a London-based documentary photographer whose work covers the London graffiti scene, anti-skateboarding architecture, youth culture and political dissent. He has published three limited edition photography books in the last year and is currently working on a fourth. He has a independent approach to publishing, rooted in the DIY punk zine culture, and has recently collaborated on exhibitions with The Photocopy Club: XEROX AND DESTROY and RIOT at the Doomed Gallery in east London.
Steven Lee is a Malaysian photographer based in the UK. He began his photographic career as a documentary and travel photographer in the 90’s. In 2000 he published his prize-winning book ‘Outside Looking In : Kuala Lumpur’. In 2002, he photographed ‘A Taste for Freedom’, a photobook commission for AntiSlavery International UK on specially prepared Indian recipes by Chattar Singh of Rajasthan. In 2007 he published ‘MALAYSIANS’, and ‘MUSEO’, is a print-on-demand publication. He is the founder of KL PHOTOAWARDS, an international Contemporary Portrait Photography competition centered in Malaysia.
There will also be a 5 minute slideshow of the work of Martin Brink, a photographer based in Sweden known for his explorations of the digital photobook medium, and founder of The Digital Photobook (http://thedigitalphotobook.blogspot.co.uk/), a curated showcase of digital photobooks.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL START WITH BRANCH BUSINESS AT 6.00PM; THE DISCUSSION WILL START AT 7.00PM
6.00pm Tuesday 30th July, Headland House, 308 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8D