The cosiest photobook festival in Europe
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A mix of established and emerging photographers, collectors and publishers are coming to the UK in June for a three‐day event to celebrate the photobook. The prestigious international line‐up of participants from across the photography industry will be taking part in a range of panel discussions, talks and Q&A. The event is co‐organised by RRB Photobooks and independent photography organisation IC‐Visual Lab.
A series of talks and panel discussions featuring established and up-and-coming practitioners from the many worlds of photography.
FIRST BOOK/ DUMMY
We have a curated table with a selection of first books and dummies from emerging photographers.
Workshops with professionals with extensive experience producing photobooks will lead practical sessions with participants.
Book Launches of new publications from Photobook Bristol participants.
A bookfair with international photobook sellers and publishers that will feature a wide range of titles.
FOOD & MUSIC
An exquisite selection of food delis will be available during the festival as well as live music by the incomparable Mik Artistik from Leeds.
Past events have sold out really rather quickly with demand for tickets often being two or three times the capacity of the space. So get in there quick if you’re interested…
Here you can find the different ticket options available for the weekend.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday Talks
Book Fair / Friday BBQ / Music
Drop us an email if you want to be on our waiting list.
Another meeting with her, in vain: Exploring women’s identity in my homeland, Iran
35mins + Q&A
Craig Atkinson and Café Royal Books: A Life in Publishing, Drawing and 300 books
35 min + Q&A
Shenasnameh Book Launch and signings
The Photobook Audience! Who, Where, why?
David Solo in conversation with Susan Meiselas and Olivia Arthur.
An unholy trilogy: Three difficult projects
True or False – The Story of Lotus
LOTUS Book Launch and signings
Photobooks, Philosophy and Home.
END Book Launch and signings
Book Pre-Launch: Clear of People
Dalpine Books: Publishing and selling as a collaborative experience
Reminders Photography Stronghold: The Handmade, the Personal, the Political
Yumi Goto & Hajime Kimura
Anarchy, Chaos and the Classroom
From 90 minutes to 60 Seconds – Football, Photobooks and Love
When Saturday Comes
RRB Publishing book launches and signings
Book Launch: The Topical Times for these Times book of Liverpool Football by Ken Grant Book Signing: Memento Mori by Peter Mitchell
James Barnor in conversation with Sarah Preston
An Evening with Krass Clement and Martin Parr
45mins + 15min Q&A
Live Music by Mik Artistik
Design Matters – Essential Photobook Design
Jessa Fairbrother in conversation with Mariela Sancari
Garden State Book Signing
Laura El Tantawy
A reflective look over a mighty big country: Egypt, beyond the childhood memories.
Laura El Tantawy
Poetry, Pictures and Design from ‘Destroying the Laboratory for the Sake of the Experiment
Mark Power with Daniel Cockrill (poet) and Dominic Brookman (designer)
‘Destroying the Laboratory for the Sake of the Experiment’ Book Launch and signings
Mark Power, Daniel Cockrill and Dominic Brookman
Photobook Bristol is an non profit organisation. It is mostly organised and run entirely by volunteers supported by sponsors who also contributing to the events.
Here you can find 3 different alternatives if you need to stay over for the festival.
''Just wanted to say thanks again for last weekend - a really great event. Not been to anything else like it.''
'' I want to thank you once more for the amazing weekend! It was truly wonderful to participate! ''
''The Photobook Bristol Festival was extremely well organized and carried through. The atmosphere was remarkably relaxed and ever so friendly! ''
''I had a super time. I really enjoyed the diverse styles of discussions on offer and especially having a mixed age range of photographers and publishers. Brilliant. The scale of the event made it really possible to make contacts and start new conversations.''
''An inspiring and thought provoking weekend. Thank you to all the organisers and speakers''
''Thank you for an enjoyable weekend, it was great to see people and books and to hear and see Mick Artistic, which was mind blowing''
''What a wonderful job you have been doing. I just loved the festival. We heard very good presentations and it was a wonderful idea to have GOOD food and a music program at night''
''The Festival was fantastic. Great atmosphere and so many interesting talks. Thanks for everything, I really enjoyed participating in the event.''
Jose Luis Neves