Call for application LITTLE BIG PRESS
October 9th – November 13th
Fotoleggendo – Officine Fotografiche, via di Libetta,1 – Roma
Little big press¬≠ exhibition aims to survey the tendencies that, during the last few years, changed thoroughly the world of photobook publishings.
A more and more increasing vitality is directing photobook evolution towards an independent, self published and scale reduced position, giving life to independent photobooks or fanzines, while small publishing houses are becoming more and more active and prolific all around the world.
Publishing-crazy photographers, from Alec Soth with his Little Brown Mushroom, to Jason Fulford, enlightened founder of J&L, or Stephen Gill and his Nobody Books, decide to work independently¬† on photobooks and put out, through small publishing houses, self productions parallel or tangent to the most important publishers’ products. Some, as Katia Stucke and¬† Olivier Sieber of Bohm Kobayashi, making experiments with video; others start from collective experiences on the web, as the Italian fanzine 0-100 or¬† just develop multifaceted auto-productions, as¬† Joachim Schmidt¬† or Luca Donnini.
A freedom that allows free researches¬† on materials, composition, print quality, and binding peculiarity, giving an experimental and constructive approach that represents the most interesting and stimulating aspect of contemporary photobook.
The books collected on the occasion of the exhibition will be the first contribution for Officine Fotografiche independent photobook archive, a library project curated by 3/3, based on free consultation and annual-based exhibitions.Share
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