This past June, Bryan Formhals of LPV Magazine fame wrote an article about All the Photobooks I’ll Never See, which lead to an interesting Twitter conversation with me about photobook meetups. A few weeks ago, I emailed Bryan about organizing one. Since we both love the idea, we emailed ideas back and forth, and we ended up approaching Noah Kalina about hosting it at his studio. Noah agreed to doing it, so it’s on. Find all the details below. (more)
The pitch: There has never been a better time for the photobook. Hundreds, if not thousands, are currently made every year. How to keep up? How and where to see photobooks? This is where Photobook Meetup New York steps in: You pick a book - any book you want (but not one you made or produced) - and you bring it to the inaugural meetup, to briefly present it, talk about it. Five minutes, just you and the book (no fancy presentation, no projections or anything like that). Everybody else will simply listen, maybe ask questions, and look. If twenty people show up at the end of the night everybody will have seen 19 presentations of photobooks. Maybe you’ll know some of the books, but you might not know the different perspective or take you’ll hear. Maybe you have never heard of some of the books. Anything is possible. Photobook Meetup New York is about the photobook as much as it is about the community of people who love looking at and discovering new books.
When, where: Friday, December 9th, 2011, 6pm, at Noah Kalina’s studio.
Some details: Some beer and wine will be provided. BYOB ok. There will be a donation jar to cover clean-up expenses (white floors!). Space is limited to 30 attendees. First come, first serve.
You can RSVP through the Facebook Event, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Update (28 Nov 2011): Unfortunately, all spots are now taken.
The original Twitter discussion: