The Photobook Sessions
The Photobook Sessions
A day programme of online talks on the Photobook from the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation and Camberwell College of Arts, UAL
Thursday 20 May 2021
1-7pm British Summer Time (+1 GMT), Zoom
The event is free to attend but booking is required. Click here to book
The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation and Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London (UAL), are delighted to announce The Photobook Sessions, a free day-long programme of talks around photobook publishing, with guest curators Lewis Chaplin and Sarah Piegay Espenon of Loose Joints, Marseille, on Thursday 20 May. This online event runs from 1-7pm UK Time (+1 GMT) and will be hosted on Zoom.
The Photobook Sessions aim to explore the state of photographic publishing and provide a forum for discussing the production of books and the field of criticism around photobook publishing. The event celebrates a new partnership between the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation and Camberwell College of Arts, UAL. The collaboration is initiated by a gift from the Foundation of books longlisted for its annual prize acknowledging excellence in publishing, to the College’s library and special collections.
The event invites a Guest Curator to give a keynote presentation and create a half-day programme, setting an agenda for thinking around publishing. This is followed by a series of discursive forums focused upon the critical interpretation and reception of photobooks, curated by Duncan Wooldridge (Camberwell College of Arts), and David Solo (Kraszna-Krausz Foundation).
Contributors: Lewis Chaplin | Sarah Piegay Espenon | Mårten Lange | Linda Van Deursen | Tanvi Mishra | Christiane Monarchi | Eugenie Shinkle | Ana Casas Broda | Anne Nwakalor | Daria Tuminas | Shoair Mavlian
Please find full programme details here:
About the organisers:
The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation was created by Andor Kraszna-Krausz, the founder of Focal Press. Since their inception in 1985 the Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards have been the UK’s leading prizes celebrating and supporting books on photography and the moving image. Winning books are those which make original and lasting educational, professional, historical and cultural contributions to the field.
Camberwell College of Arts is part of University of the Arts London (UAL). UAL is 1 University made up of 6 colleges, ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings 2021. The Fine Art Photography courses at Camberwell explore an expanded and experimental approach to contemporary photography, stretching the definitions and applications of the photographic image as a critical object.
About the Guest Curators:
Loose Joints is an independent publishing house collaborating with leading and emerging artists on contemporary approaches to photography in book form. Loose Joints circulates new visual perspectives through a dedicated list seeking to elevate underrepresented voices in photographic discourse. Loose Joints is based in Marseille and was founded in London in 2015 by Sarah Piegay Espenon and Lewis Chaplin.
For any enquiries, please contact Alex Anthony at the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Images with thanks © and courtesy of Loose Joints