PHOTO books today | Symposium II

Creating, Publishing, Selling, Collecting: Why and How

Keynote Lecture: Friday, February 3rd, 7:30 pm  

Symposium: Saturday, February 4th,  9:00am- 5:30pm

Early Registration:

$90.00 general admission, $40.00 students with ID

Includes Box Lunch and Drink

Location:                                                                                                                                                   San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, Ca (at Jones Street) 

 

Photographers have more options than ever before for presenting their work as a book – and meanwhile the notion of the photo book itself is changing, no longer bound by the limitations of the traditional monograph. There is a burgeoning market for photography in book form, with many new publishers, dealers, and gallery imprints serving a rapidly growing number of collectors. This symposium will address several issues of value to photographers, and to anyone interested in photo books, as photographers, designers, publishers, curators, and collectors share their experiences and insights.

 

Topics include:

· Why a Book?

     Thinking through the process

     What makes a compelling (and collectible) photo book?

· Building the photo book

     Print on demand

     High-end, crafted editions

     Collaboration

     Services for hire

· Finding and connecting with the audience

     How to get your book noticed

     Dealers

     Distributors

     Libraries

     Private collectors

· Photo-based artists’ books

     Book-thinking beyond the monograph

     DIY options

· The advantages and limitations of digital technology

     Electronic tools

     The virtues of materiality


 

© Alejandro Cartagena   Love and Politics, 2017

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

Friday February 3rd,  2017   7:30pm

Alejandro Cartagena and Sangyon Joo

 

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

 Saturday, February 4th,  2017  

Cafe

8:15am   Registration/coffee in café

Lecture Hall

9:00-9:15

Introduction & overview

9:15-10:30

Panel One Book-thinking: Beyond the Monograph

Three 20-minute presentations, Q&A

11:00 – 12:30

 Panel Two How I Made the Book (and Why): Three Approaches

Three 20-minute presentations, Q&A

 Cafe

12:30 – 1:45

LUNCH BREAK

Lecture Hall

1:45-3:00

Round Table: Photo Books and Their Audience: Publishing, Distributing,

 Selling, Collecting

Four 20-minute presentations, followed by discussion/Q&A

Studio 8, Studio 18, Studio 16

3:00 – 4:15: 

Breakout sessions, various studio rooms

Talking about books: presenters and selected others showing and discussing books

Cafe

4:15- 5:15

Reception

PARTICIPANTS

 

Peter Bogardus, Alejandro Cartagena, John DeMerritt, Luis Delgado, David Freund, Jeff Gunderson, Sangyon Joo, Clifton Meador,                   Ruth Rogers, Jacqueline Thurston, Dierdre Visser, Adrian Walker, Steve Woodall

 

 

 

Photo Books Today Symposium I, 2015

Photo Books Today Symposium I, 2015

 

Photo Books Today Symposium I, 2015

 

 
 

Support for this program comes from these generous organizations:

Codex

 

San Francisco Art Institute