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Photobook Phenomenon

Photobook Phenomenon

Expo: CCCB Barcelona, 2017
€39.00
ISBN: 9788417047054
Sizes: 24 x 30 cm
Pages: 112 | English edition
Cover: 8 booklets in slipcase
Publisher: Prestel | 2017
Photobooks have become increasingly popular in recent years and occupy a central place in contemporary photography. Nowadays, more photobooks are produced, bought and sold, swapped and collected than ever before. Independent publishing and the self-publishing of books and fanzines have become a phenomenon that has had a considerable impact on both the publishing industry and the art world, and there is an evident return to the printed object, even though we are at the height of the digital era. Many artists have found this format to be not only a good tool for showing their work, but also the perfect place for experimentation and creativity. In addition, there is a growing interest in reinterpreting the history of photography through the role of the photobook and printed photographs.

As the photobook becomes increasingly broadly recognized as a genre with its own rich history, canon and critical culture, Photobook Phenomenon surveys the views of those who have played a leading role in defining this genre: MARTIN PARR, GERRY BADGER, MARKUS SCHADEN and FREDERIC LEZMI, HORACIO FERNANDEZ, RYUICHI KANEKO, ERIK KESSELS, IRENE DE MENDOZA and MORITZ NEUMULLER.
In addition, it features various contemporary artists who have contributed a genuine vision to the medium and who discuss the creative processes involved in producing a photobook: Laia Abril, Julian Baron, Alejandro Cartagena, Jana Romanova, Vivianne Sassen, Thomas Sauvin i Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber. Photobook Phenomenon also explores the challenge of displaying a photobook through a number of interactive systems that make it possible to look through and experience the book and photography from diverse viewpoints.