Evolution of Ibidem: Book, Meet your Dummy

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Among the very first visitors to the newly constructed ICP Library in 2001 was a new student named Giovanni del Brenna, who spoke most of the languages of his classmates [Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and French], and offered to help out in the library as a work-study student while earning his certificate in Photojournalism and Documentary Studies. He was the library’s very first Work-Study student.

The library was, at that time, 100% un-cataloged, shelved alphabetically by photographer, and the books looked as if they had passed through many hands and many classes…because they had.

Giovanni, an ardent bibliophile, advised his peers as to the proper tender care and handling for the photobooks, as if they were incunabula in a great research institution, a perspective that demanded a bit of a suspension of disbelief, and a lot of idealism…two qualities I now know define Giovanni as a photographer, father and friend.

In 2011, I reached out to that inaugural class in this ICP School, asking for submissions of book dummies that I could display in the window of the library in concert with a show of their work, and Giovanni sent one from France, where he was then living.

It was called Place No Place, with Fred Ritchin as Consulting Editor and texts by Carole Naggar and Marc Augé. It went into the library window, and afterwards I squirreled it away in the treasury of the library office for safe keeping. If you know me, you know that I am a fanatic for book dummies!

This year its companion arrived, a book…not a book dummy…called Ibidem. It looks very different from the dummy, but starts the same way, declaring, “Nowadays you can find anything anywhere.”

If you can judge anything about a book by its cover, this book’s cover recalls the cover of the great Italo Calvino’s book Invisible Cities, which promises much.

While not Giovanni’s first book,* it is a work that looks so much like his world-view, with witty design elements and cinematic glimpses of places all over the world that are all strung together like some universal borderless cosmopolis, and includes multiple languages of the text. It is also very beautifully designed and printed, which I would expect from someone who is as in love with books as Giovanni.

Mostly, though, it has his voice in it. I can hear him, filled with wonder and irony and snapping away.

* His first book, l’Aria di Firenze, was commissioned by Hermes in 2006. I surmise that they embraced his distinctive eye for cities, and so asked him to turn his lens on Firenze/Florence in Italy.

Here is a video of the book


As noted on @ICPLibrary on Twitter, Ibidem by Giovanni Del Brenna was cited by Remi Coignet as notable photobooks of 2014.


ten photobooks from 2014

It is that time of year again. Here are ten photobooks that I have in some way found to be interesting, unusual and inspirational. There are many other great photobooks that are not included here. There are even some photobooks from 2014 that I have not even seen yet. But these are ten photobooks I like and I share them with you.

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Tranquility – Heikki Kaski
[Lecturis. Amsterdam, 2014]
Heikki Kaski (Finland) discovers the locals (800 inhabitants) and also the extreme heat in the small American town of Tranquility. What is Tranquility? Where is Tranquility? Why? How? Tranquility is located in the San Joaquin Valley, California and is essentially in the middle of nowhere. Heikki explores the empty-lots, the run-down buildings, the gnarled trees, the wide landscapes with birds flying overhead and to a lesser extent the shy and retiring natives. This is a great book designed by Heikki Kaski and Hans Gremmen. It is a profound exploration of a small quiet American town by a ‘stranger’ with a large-format camera.

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Prolifération – Geert Goiris
[Roma Publications n° 225. Amsterdam, 2014]
Geert Goiris at the Mauvoisin Dam (Valais, Switzerland) puts together this sublime series of 30 powerful and primal images exploring the multiple narratives between the human being and landscape. With an essay by Jean-Paul Felley and Olivier Kaeser this is another wonderfully designed book by Roger Willems. [btw – I have always loved the numbering system and the brilliant website of Roma publications]. This is book no.225. The photography in this book really shines out [the book also includes an exquisite signed print], the design is simple and effective and there is an oddness and serenity about the imagery here. Contemplative figures in semi-uncomfortable landscapes and strange rock formations. This book is a very appealing item.


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Topographies –Monica Ursina Jager
[Kodoji Press. Switzerland 2014]
This is a lovely book. A book that combines such beautiful collaged images with formidable design is a real force. Kodoji have been making such amazing books for years – one might not ever know that as the website hasn’t been updated years (come on Winfried folks need to know about your books!). This book is really very special. From the moment I first saw this 1144 cm* long laporello book I knew I was experiencing a true and unusual beauty. This is architectural photocollage and near perfect graphic design at its very best. Sculptural work in a book sculpture medium.
*37.5 ft long for those who prefer Imperial measurements.

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Syria Al-Assad – Oliver Hartung
[Spector Books. Leipzig, 2014]
Oliver Hartung traveled to Syria [2007-2009] taking photographs of signs and monuments constructed in honor of the Assad family regime over the last 40 years. Syria al-Assad is a document of these objects of regime propaganda that dominate Syria’s every day visual culture. Each page has a perforated top so that it may be ripped out and although the owner of this book has the authority to rearrange the sequence of these images in any manner they say fit, nobody is actually going to do this are they? The paper used in this book has the comfortable and cheap feel of newsprint paper [conservation issues aside I have always enjoyed newsprint and its inherent democratic qualities]. The binding of this book is simply glued. The printing quality is nothing special. The end result is something extremely successful.


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Linger (Teikai) – Daisuke Yokota
Teikai (Wandering at Midnight) – Daisuke Yokota
[Akina Books. London, 2014]
Linger (Teikai) and Teikai (Wandering at Midnight) are the first two parts of an intriguing trilogy. They are two marvelous books from a very exciting collaboration between a Japanese performance photographer – Daisuke Yokota – and one of the best young independent publishers in the world – Akina books. This is a mysterious and ambiguous work that investigates the processes of photography and photobook making. The word Teikai has many meanings in Kanji one is to ‘linger’ another is to ‘wander a midnight’. Daisuke Yokota creates a strange world for us. High contrast black and white dream scape visions where there is a magical merging of individuals and their environments.

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Photographs for Documents –Vytautas V. Stanionis
[Kaunas Photography Gallery. Lithuania, 2014]
This is an archive of photographs passed down from Vytautas Stanionis the father to Vytautas Stanionis the son. These are the people of Seirijai (Lithuania) photographed in 1946 for the purpose of creating their new Soviet documents. Gathered here are ‘neutral’ passport images of an unknown people from post-war Lithuania which have been reanimated in this book and now resonate with so much revelation and meaning for us the modern viewer. This book is designed to be a ‘folder’ complete with the metal clips and so it carries the authenticity of the raw materials. The book contains only gatefold pages with each page folding out to reveal another second portrait. In 1946 to save money Vytautas Stanionis photographed two people at once side-by-side which would then be sliced apart producing two passport images for use by two separate people. This book is a great investigation into these strange and hidden identities and their relationship to us and to each other.

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Esto ha sido (This Has Been) –Luis Weinstein
[Self-published, Chile 2014.]
In May of this year the ICP library was fortunate enough to be visited by the Chilean photographer Luis Weinstein where he presented the work from his book: This Has Been – Esto ha sido. This is how a master old school analogue photographer – who entered the ICP library that day with multiple Leica’s dangling from his neck – self publishes a photobook. A thoughtful small edition (500 copies) printed on newsprint paper Esto ha Sido is a narrative of the days of hope following the overthrow of President Salvador Allende. Of course it is a story that is also aware of the looming evil of General Pinochet’s dictatorship. This is sensitive storytelling at it’s best with a very tight edit and a concise simplicity that allows the form of the book itself to become part of the story.

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The Night Climbers of Cambridge – Thomas Mailaender
[Archive of Modern Conflict. London 2014.]
The climbing of gothic buildings at night in 1930s Cambridge [England] brought to you by the Archive of Modern Conflict. A tall book in a black velvet cover examining the Cambridge climbers’ collection of images that was acquired by contemporary artist Thomas Mailaender. I have a great fear of heights and cannot help but to be amazed by these climbers working without ropes or a safety net. The book has truly great design that brings to life this terrifying archival and vernacular collection. Working with archives has been an increasingly popular and hip pastime for many photobook publishers over the last few years but to be honest with you not everybody can actually do this well. This book is how to do it well. The Archive of Modern Conflict are the real masters of publishing and reinvigorating archival materials and collections. This is such a romantic and dramatic tale, a story that goes back over 100 years or more, of a secret climbing society who are photographed dancing at night on dreaming spires. This is the original parkour for your total disbelief and sheer amazement.

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Ponte City –Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse
[Steidl. Göttingen,2014].
I was fortunate enough to see and be totally impressed by this work at the ICP Triennial – A Different Kind Of Order (2013). This book from Steidl is a wonderful execution of that work in a book sculpture form. The book comes in a well-designed box along with 17 booklets. Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse spent six exhausting years researching, investigating, photographing and documenting to create this encyclopedic project. It is a project which is both staggeringly extensive and minutely detailed. They photographed every resident, every door, the view from every window and the image on every television screen at Ponte City, the iconic 54 storey Johannesburg apartment building which is the tallest residential skyscraper in Africa. This project is extraordinary and this book is awesome in the truest sense of the word.


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Periscope – Jose Diniz.
[Editora Madalena. Sao Paulo, 2014].
Jose Diniz toured the coastline of Brazil to the south of Maranhao – extending to Uruguay – for more than eight years photographing people, buildings, the horizon, the sky and the sea, with a very particular perspective – a deep fear of water. This is a powerfully strong first book from a long-time photographer from Brazil – Jose Diniz. It is always good for the international photobook community to ‘discover’ a virtually never seen before master of the photographic craft. Such hauntingly beautiful images in a grainy black and white style . . .


1. Tranquility – Heikki Kaski
[Lecturis. Amsterdam, 2014]

2. Prolifération – Geert Goiris
[Roma Publications n° 225. Amsterdam, 2014]

3. Topographies –Monica Ursina Jager
[Kodoji Press. Switzerland 2014]

4. Syria Al-Assad – Oliver Hartung
[Spector Books. Leipzig, 2014]

5. Linger (Teikai) – Daisuke Yokota
Teikai (Wandering at Midnight) – Daisuke Yokota
[Akina Books. London, 2014]

6. Photographs for Documents –Vytautas V. Stanionis
[Kaunas Photography Gallery. Lithuania, 2014]

7. Esto ha sido (This Has Been) –Luis Weinstein
[Self-published, Chile 2014.]

8. The Night Climbers of Cambridge – Thomas Mailaender
[Archive of Modern Conflict. London 2014.]

9. Ponte city –Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse
[Steidl. Göttingen,2014].

10. Periscope – Jose Diniz.
[Editora Madalena. Sao Paulo, 2014].

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Rita Leistner book launch and screening at ICP Library Nov. 7 6-8pm


About the book

The medium is the message in this playful and philosophical trans-media crossover book about smartphones, language, photography and war. Rita Leistner, who is a graduate of the International Center of Photography in New York (2000) and has an MA in comparative literature from the University of Toronto (1990), uses the optics of literary criticism to create a bridge between the literary and the photographic, between writing and “writing with light,” to propose a theory toward understanding this moment in history when smartphones and war first collide. The initial photography and fieldwork for the book was made when Leistner was embedded with the U.S. Marines in Afghanistan in 2011 as a team member of the American Military-approved social media initiative Basetrack. The experience left Leistner feeling empty and depressed:  “I arrived home from Afghanistan with a smartphone full of photographs and a bad case of the blues.  Looking for McLuhan, who I knew almost nothing about, began as a kind of prophylactive therapy to keep me from sliding into full-blown depression. It ended in a strangely healing journey of process and discovery.” Looking for Marshall McLuhan in Afghanistan sheds light on old and new technologies, on a failed war, and on some of the things that connect us as humans.

About the film

MIKLAT (the Hebrew word for shelter or asylum) is an anti-war film and photographic installation consisting of hundreds of photographs of bomb shelters, portraits and interviews made in Israel in 2012.  MIKLAT is a metaphor of personal, formal, political and geographic boundaries, raising questions about how we look upon “the other” inside and outside the frames of our “dream landscapes.”

Miklat (Shelter) is part of an on-going multi-media project called Portraitscapes of War: Landscape and Identity in the Levant (Lebanon, Israel, Palestine). The film has screened at festivals in the U.S., Canada and France and won an Award of Excellence from the Best Shorts Competition. The film will be screened alongside the debut solo exhibition of the photographs at the Galleries of the University of Beer Sheva in Israel from January to April 2015.


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PhotoBiblioMania at the ICP Library


an exhibition of
books about photobooks
October-December 2014

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Welcome to the launch of the PhotoBiblioMania project at the ICP library. Please peruse our initial compilation of a bibliography of books about photobooks [see below] along with some thoughts on a taxonomy and criteria for evaluation. We very much are looking for this to be a continuing and expanding effort and eagerly solicit suggestions around
– Additions/corrections to the bibliography
– Comments/thoughts on the taxonomy and criteria
– Input to developing a template for the reference data on photobooks in books on photobooks (technical specs, design, production, edition, extras/inserts, etc.)
– Anything else you might think of!

Feel free to post comments or to send to Dave Solo (dsolo@alum.mit.edu) and Matthew Carson (mcarson@icp.org) We’ll update the content periodically and, who knows, maybe even turn it into a publication one day.

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Books about photobooks have been a rapidly expanding subject for the past few years, with seemingly several appearing every month – whether broad surveys, single photographer or country/region references, exhibition catalogs, etc. The first Book on Books on Artist Books appeared a few years ago to further establish this as a category and I’ve been collecting them (as a subset of the overall photo/artist book collection) for a number of years. They are both reference material and also sometimes wonderfully made books in their own right (they’re also alas a way of expanding one’s wishlist, too).

It’s also been an opportunity to start thinking about both a taxonomy of books on photobooks and about criteria for what makes a more or less successful one and I’m hoping this might be an opportunity to instigate more discussion about that topic.

• Single artist “catalog raisonne” style
• Locality based survey (country, city, region, etc.)
o introduction
o creating a canon
• Broad survey
o general introduction
o creating a canon
o Period based (books of a decade)
o Topical (nudes, propaganda, etc.)
• Detailed study/critical
o Essays
o In depth analysis (often on a single book or focused set of books)
o Scholarly publications (e.g. dissertations, specialist, academic)
o Interviews/dialogs
• how-to books

• Selection (the most important criterion: how does the choice fit the objective; completeness; inclusion of some “new” items; was it meant to be idiosyncratic or authoritative; number of books)
• Book design (is it itself an interesting object and does the design serve the purpose)
• Bibliographic details (often a frustrating element – does the book provide comprehensive bibliographic information on the selected books)
• Reproductions (will vary significantly depending on the purpose of the book – quality, number and choice of spreads, inclusion of cover)
• Writing (are the choices explained, is there interesting additional information provided on the books (especially around their design and history), is it well written/edited)
• Impact/influence
• Audience (collector, scholar, artist/bookmaker/designer, librarian, general)

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PhotoBiblioMania – the Bibliography


McCausland, Elizabeth. “Photographic Books”, Complete Photographer Vol. 8, Issue 43
New York: National Educational Alliance, 1942

Goldschmidt, Lucien & Naef, Weston J. The Truthful Lens – A Survey of the Photographically Illustrated Book, 1844-1914
New York: Grolier Club, 1980

the canon

Fernández, Horacio. Fotografía Pública – Photography in Print, 1919-1939
Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía & Aldeasa (pub.), 1999
TR145.F67 1999

Parr, Martin & Badger, Gerry. The Photobook: A History, Volume l
London: Phaidon, 2004
TR15.P37 2004

Parr, Martin & Badger, Gerry. The Photobook: A History, Volume II
London: Phaidon, 2006
TR15.P37 2006

Parr, Martin & Badger, Gerry. The Photobook: A History, Volume III
London: Phaidon, 2014
TR15.P37 2014

Roth, Andrew. The Book of 101 Books – Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century
New York: PPP Editions in association with Roth Horowitz LLC, 2001
TR145.B66 2001

Roth, Andrew. The Open Book – A History of the Photographic Book from 1878 to the Present
Göteborg, Sweden: Hasselblad Center, 2004
TR145.O64 2004

single artist

Iizawa, Kotaro. Arakibon 1970-2005 – A Book of Araki Books!
Tokyo: Bijutsu Shuppan-sha, 2006
TR145.A72 2006

Kohara, Masashi & Nagahara, Koji. Shashin shūkyō Arākī – Ararchy Photobook Mania
Shizuoka: Izu Photo Museum & Nohara, 2012
TR647.A72 2012

Schube, Inka. Boris Mikhailov: Bücher – Strukturen des Wahnsinns, oder warum Hirten in den Bergen oft verrückt warden – Fotomanie auf der Krim; Boris Mikhailov: Books – Structures of Madness, or Why Shepherds Living in the Mountains Often Go Crazy – Photomania in Crimea
Hannover: Sprengel Museum; Köln: Walther König, 2013
TR140.M354 2013

Basilico, Gabriele. Photo Books 1978-2005
Mantova, Italy: M. Corraini, 2006

Suzuki, Kiyoshi. Soul and Soul 1969-1999
Groningen, NL: Stichting Aurora Borealis & Noorderlicht, 2008
TR647.S891 2008


Morioka, Yoshiyuki. Nihon no taigai senden gurafu-shi – Books on Japan 1931-1972
Tokyo: BNN, Inc., 2012
TR145.M67 2012

Kaneko, Ryūichi & Vartanian, Ivan. Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and ’70s
New York: Aperture, 2009
TR105.K36 2009

Carson, Matthew; Lang, Michael; Lederman, Russet & Yatskevitch, Olga. 10×10 Japanese Photobooks
New York: 10×10 Photobooks, 2014

Kern, Magrit. España a través de la cámara
Leipzig: Plöttner, 2008

Fernández, Horacio. Photobooks Spain 1905-1977
Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia & Acción Cultural Española, 2014

Núñez, José Arturo Rodríguez. Hojeando . . . Cuatro décades de libros y revisits de artista en España = Leafing . . . Four Decades of Artists’ Books and Magazines in Spain
Madrid: Sociedad Estatal para la Acción Cultural (SEACEX), 2008

Scholz-Hänsel, Michael. Spanien im Fotobuch – von Kurt Hielscher bis Mireia Sentís – eine imaginäre Reise von Barcelona in die Extremadura
Leipzig: Plöttner, 2007

Wiegand, Thomas. Deutschland im Fotobuch – 287 Fotobücher zum Thema Deutschland aus der Zeit von 1915 bis 2009
Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2011
TR145.W54 2011

Koetzle, Hans-Michael. Eyes on Paris – Paris im Fotobuch – 1890 bis heute
Hamburg: Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen; Munich: Hirmer Verlag GmbH, 2011

Bouqueret, Christian. Paris, les livres de photographie, des années 1920 aux années 1950
Paris: Gründ, 2012

Pfrunder, Peter; Gasser, Martin & Münzenmaier, Sabine. Swiss Photobooks from 1927 to the Present – A Different History of Photography
Winthertur, Switzerland: Fotostiftung Schweiz; Baden, Switzerland: Lars Müller Publishers, 2012
TR145.S39 2012

Brunner, Laurenz & Wälchli, Tan. The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2007 – Back to the Future Book – Vol. 1 – The Past Issue
Bern: Bundesamt für Kultur, 2008
TR145.M67 2007

Brunner, Laurenz & Wälchli, Tan. The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2008 – Vol. 2 – The Present Issue
Bern: Bundesamt für Kultur, 2008
TR145.M67 2008

Brunner, Laurenz & Wälchli, Tan. The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2009 – Vol. 3 – The Future Issue
Bern: Bundesamt für Kultur, 2010
TR145.M67 2008

Lehmann, Aude & Wälchli, Tan. The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2010
Bern: Swiss Federal Office of Culture, 2011
TR145.M67 2010

Lehmann, Aude & Wälchli, Tan. The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2011
Bern: Swiss Federal Office of Culture, 2012
TR145.M67 2011

Lehmann, Aude & Wälchli, Tan. The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2012
Bern: Swiss Federal Office of Culture, 2013
TR145.M67 2012

Gierstberg, Frits & Suermondt, Rik. The Dutch Photobook – A Thematic Selection from 1945 Onwards
Rotterdam: NAI, 2012
TR145.D87 2012

Eskola, Taneli. Suomen painettua valokuvataidetta 1966-2003 – Finnish Photo Books 1966-2003
Helsinki: Musta Taide, 2003

Novospasskiĭ, V. (Vilenin). Fotografii︠a︡ v knige
Moskva: Izd-vo “Kniga”, 1973.
TR145.N68 1973

Toman, Jindřich. Modern Czech Book 2 – Foto/montáž tiskem – Photo/Montage in Print
Prague: Kant, 2009

Fernández, Horacio. El Fotolibro Latinoamericano
Mexico City: Editorial RM, 2011
TR145.F47 2011

Fernández, Horacio. The Latin American Photobook
New York: Aperture; Mexico City: Fundación Televisa, 2011
TR145.F47 2011

Villaro, Leandro. The Photobook in Argentina
New York: Library of the International Center of Photography & Leandro Villaro, 2011
R TR145.V555 P46 2011

Villaro, Lenadro. The Photobook in Chile
New York: Library of the International Center of Photography & Leandro Villaro, 2014
TR145.V555 2014

Sira, Victor. Venezuelan Photobooks & Catalogues
New York: Library of the International Center of Photography, 2010
R TR145.S571 2010

Carson, Matthew; Lederman, Russet & Yatskevitch, Olga. 10×10 American Photobooks
New York: 10×10 Photobooks & bookdummypress, 2013
R TR145.A44 2013


Heiting, Manfred & Jaeger, Roland. Autopsie – deutschsprachige Fotobücher 1918 bis 1945
Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2012
TR145.A87 2012

Schäfke, Werner & Heuberger, Roman. Köln und seine Fotobücher – Fotografie in Köln, aus Köln, für Köln – im Fotobuch von 1853 bis 2010
Köln: Hermann-Josef Emons Verlag, 2010
TR145.K64 2010

Wye, Deborah & Weitman, Wendy. Eye on Europe – Prints, Books & Multiples – 1960 to Now
New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2006
TR145.W94 2006

Bertolotti, Alessandro. Books of Nudes
New York: Abrams, 2007
TR674.B47 2007

Karasik, Mikhail. Парадная книга Страны Советов – Great Stalinist Photographic Books
Moscow: Kontakt-kulʹtura, 2007
TR85.K37 2007

Foster, Sheila J.; Heiting, Manfred & Stuhlman, Rachel. Imagining Paradise – The Richard and Ronay Menschel Library at George Eastman House, Rochester
Göttingen, Germany: Steidl; Rochester, NY: George Eastman House, 2007
TR145.J42 2007

Desachy, Éric & Mandery, Guy. La Guilde du livre – les albums photographiques, Lausanne 1941-1977
Melun: Les Yeux Ouverts, 2012

Kessels, Erik & Kooiker, Paul. Terribly Awesome Photobooks APE#24
Brussels: Art Paper Editions, 2012
R TR145.K4812 2012

Kessels, Erik & Kooiker, Paul. Incredibly Small Photobooks
Ghent, Belgium: Art Paper Editions, 2013

Dickel, Hans. Künstlerbücher mit Photographie seit 1960
Hamburg: Maximilian-Gesellschaft, 2008

Keuken, Johan van der. Paris Mortel retouché
Amsterdam: Van Zoetendaal Publishers, 2013

Di Bello, Patrizia. The Photobook, from Talbot to Ruscha and Beyond
London: Tauris, 2012

Auer, Michel & Auer, Michèle. Photo Books – 802 Books from the M.+M. Auer Collection
Hermance, Switzerland: Editions M. + M., 2007
TR145.P46 2007

Debat, Michelle. La photographie et le livre – analyse de leurs rapports multiformes, nature de la photographie, statut du livre
Paris: Trans photographic press, 2003

Mora, Gilles & Nori, Claude, Les Cahiers de la photographie – Les espaces photographiques
Laplume, France: A.C.C.P, 1982

Machiguchi, Satoshi. 1000 [One thousand]
Japan: 1000BUNKO, 2013

Newhall, Beaumont. Photography and the Book (Delivered on the occasion of the eighth Bromsen Lecture, May 3, 1980)
Boston: Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, 1983
TR15.N49 1983

Wilkie, Theresa; Carson, Jonathan & Miller, Rosie. Photography and the Artist’s Book
Edinburgh: MuseumsEtc Ltd, 2012
TR179.5.W55.P46 2012

Dugan, Thomas. Photography Between Covers – Interviews With Photo-bookmakers
Rochester, NY: Light Impressions, 1979

Lebeck, Robert & Dewitz, Bodo von. Kiosk – eine Geschichte der Fotoreportage 1839-1973 – A History of Photojournalism
Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2001
TR820.K56 2001

Himes, Darius & Leclair, Larissa. A Survey of Documentary Styles in Early 21st Century Photobooks, Exhibition Catalog – Selections from the Indie Photobook Library
Washington, DC: Indie Photobook Library, 2012

Grigolin, Fernanda. Experiencias de Artistas: Entre a Fotografia e a Livre
– Artists Experiences: Approximations Between Photography and the Book
Sao Jose des Campos, Brazil: XII Prêmio Funarte Marc Ferrez de Fotografia, 2012
TR145.G75 2012

Laurent, David. BOPB: Best of Photobooks – le Meilleur des livers photos
Paris: David Laurent, 2012

Koetzle, Hans-Michael. Photographers A-Z
Köln: Taschen, 2011

Ewing, William A. & Herschdorfer, Nathalie. Impressions en continu – l’art du liver.
Göttingen, Germany: Steidl; Lausanne: Elysée Lausanne, 2009

Various Artists. OTB.14, Samplings from one thousand books art book festival
Copenhagen: Lodret Vandret , 2014.
TR145.O85 2014

Glenn Horowitz Bookseller. Books on Photography
East Hampton, NY: Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, 1996
TR145.R68 1996

Glenn Horowitz Bookseller. Books on Photography II
East Hampton, NY: Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, 1997
TR145.G54 1997

Roth-Horowitz. Books on Photography III
New York: Roth Horowitz, 1999

Roth, Andrew. Provoke Catalogue by Andrew Roth.
New York: Roth Horowitz, 1999

Donohue, Deirdre & Ferreira de Andrade, Joaquim Marc̦al. Publicaciones sobre libros fotográficos y fotografía impresa
La Plata, Argentina: Leandro Villaro and Biblioteca Pública de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata, 2014.
TR145.P83 2014

Neumüller, Moritz; González, Ángel Luis. Martin Parr’s best books of the decade
Dublin: PhotoIreland, 2011.
TR145.P37 2011

Fárová, Anna. Anna Fárová & photography from 1956 to present
Prague: Langhans Galerie, 2006.
TR145.F271 2006

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Magnum Contact Sheets: 139 Contact Sheets by 69 Photographers

Luise, who lives in Germany, loves Raymond Depardon's contact sheets of the Berlin Wall

Luise, who lives in Germany, loves Raymond Depardon’s contact sheets of the Berlin Wall

The book I chose to write about is a book that allows you to look into the working process of photojournalists. It starts with the work of photographers in the 1930s and 1940s, showing manly war photography. Later you see many pictures that were taken at special occasions as for example during the arrival of the Dalai Lama in Siliguri.

Often you recognize the pictures that were published in the end. It’s nice to read about the story of the picture, which is usually explained in a comment either of the photographer himself or of Kristen Lubben.

It’s interesting to see the process of drawing up a shortlist, and making the final pick and then to compare the procedure of the different photographers.

But what I especially like is to look at the contact sheet and think about which photo I would have chosen or to see what else has happened during the shoot or the event.

The book gives you the opportunity to not only see unpublished photos but also to get a glimpse of what it means to be a photojournalist and how (more or less) famous photographers work and think.

Luise Heiderhoff
[Today is Luise’s last day of her autumn internship at ICP. Thanks for everything, Luise! We will miss you. Please come again soon!]

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A FORM OF LOVE: An Exhibition of Contemporary Conflict Photography October 18, 2014 4PM – 8PM 205 Avenue A New York

An Exhibition of Co
Contemporary Conflict Photography
October 18, 2014
4PM – 8PM
205 Avenue A New York

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A Form Of Love is a group exhibition curated by photographers Jordan Sullivan, Aaron Stern and Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini of contemporary conflict photography. In the wake of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff’s deaths, the three curators have brought together photojournalists past and present to raise awareness and funds to benefit the Tim Hetherington Trust and James W. Foley Legacy Fund.

The exhibition will feature Larry Burrows, Marcus Bleasdale, Peter van Agtmael, Sebastiano, Tomada Piccolomini, Paolo Pellegrin, Yuri Kozyrev, Franco Pagetti, Thomas Dworzak, Jean- Pierre Laffont and Tim Hetherington.

A Form of Love will be published as a limited edition book by 205-A, featuring work by each of the exhibiting photographers and poetry by Tom Sleigh and text by Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini. The book will be launched at the opening reception of the exhibition. It also available at the ICP Library and in the ICP Museum Store.

205A is a gallery, curatorial and publishing projected founded by photographer Aaron Stern and author and photographer Jordan Sullivan in 2014. 205A organizes fine art and documentary photography exhibitions and publishes limited edition books and zines.

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ICP Guide to The NY Art Book Fair (2014)

Printed Matter presents their ninth annual New York Art Book Fair from Friday, September 26 to Sunday September 28, 2014 at MOMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens.



Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. This year, the fair features over 350 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions and independent publishers from twenty-eight countries.

ICP is proud to have many students, current and former staff and faculty, affiliated groups and alumni exhibiting at the fair and participating in events during the weekend. Here’s a guide to our folks at the fair and if you can’t make it in person be sure to follow ICP on Instagram @icp for pics.

ICP at NY Art Book Fair Events

  • 9/27 at 12pm: Here and Now, MFA faculty member and ICP curator Christopher Phillips speaks with Ishiuchi Miyako and Linda Hoaglund in The Classroom
  • 9/27 at 2pm: Photo Meets Text panel organized by ICP Librarian and Archivist Matthew Carson at the Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference
  • 9/28 at 1pm: Printed Web #2 discussion with contributing artists including Daniel Temkin (MFA ’12) in The Classroom
  • 9/28 at 2pm: Faculty member Jem Cohen in conversation with Sadie Benning moderated by Andrew Lampert in the PS1 MOMA Basement Theater

ICP at NY Art Book Fair Book Signings

  • 9/26 at 4pm, G03: Signing of Jesus Days with Greg Reynolds. Presented by Bywater Bros.
  • 9/26 at 5pm, D: – Norway Focus Signing with Morten Andersen. Presented by Morten Andersen / Shadowlab.
  • 9/27 at 2pm, A39: Signing of Internet Directory by Daniel Temkin (MFA ’12) published by AND.
  • 9/27 at 3pm, W06: Signing of Half Wild by Peter Happel Christian published by Conveyor Editions an essay by Liz Sales (MFA ’10)

See all The NY Art Book Fair book signings and launches.




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