Photobook Bristol 2016: The Last Post!

Photobook Bristol 2016 is over and was simply wonderful. We are emotionally attached to the event, but it was a truly memorable festival for so many reasons with  great talks, great people and so many different perspectives given. And there were quite a few stand out moments!

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The weekend started with Amak Mahmoodian talking about her beautiful book, Shenasnameh. Her talk started with a clip of old Iranian movies which cut through the clichés of representation of the country. She went on to describe her working process, for all her projects and then the ways in which the identity photograph of the Iranian Shenasnameh (which is a kind of Iranian Birth Certificate/Domestic Passport) is used. The book is connected very closely to the different ways in which photography is used in formal settings and how those uses reflect politics, culture, violence and power. But above all, it is a book that is personal, autobiographical and filled with a passion and love that transcends the subject matter.

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Photobook Bristol 2016 is here. This is the line-up for the weekend.

We look forward to seeing everybody to the Southbank in Bristol!

Friday 10th June

2:30 – 3:15 Amak Mahmoodian: Shenasnameh and the Iranian Identity Picture
3:15 – 4:00 Craig Atkinson and Café Royal: A Life in Publishing, Drawing and 300 books
4:00 Book launch: Shenasnameh by Amak Mahmoodian

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4:00 – 4:30 Break

4:30 – 5:15 David Solo with Olivia Arthur and Susan Meiselas: The Photobook Audience! Who, Where, why?
5:15 – 5:30 Francis Atterbury: How to Make Your Photobook
5:30 – 6:00 Max Pinckers: True or False – The Story of Lotus
6:00 Book Launch: Lotus by Max Pinckers

6:00 – 6:30 Break
6:30 – 7:15 Dragana Jurisic: Photobooks, Philosophy and Home
7:15 Book Launch: Clear of People by Michal Iwanowski

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8:00 Barbecue

Saturday 11th June

10:00 – 10:45 Sonia Berger: Dalpine Books: Publishing and selling as a collaborative experience

10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:45 Yumi Goto with Hajime Kimura: Reminders Photography Stronghold: The Handmade, the Personal, the Political
11:45 – 12:30 Ivars Gravlejs: Anarchy, Chaos and the Classroom

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12:30 – 2:00 Break

2pm – 2:45 Julian Germain: From 90 minutes to 60 Seconds – Football, Photobooks and Love
2:45 – 3:30 Ken Grant: When Saturday Comes
Book Launch: The Topical Times for these Times book of Liverpool Football by Ken Grant
Book Signing: Memento Moris by Peter Mitchell

3:30 – 4:30 Break
4:30 – 5:15 James Barnor in conversation with Sarah Preston

5:15 – 5:45 Break
5:45 – 6: 45 An Evening with Krass Clement and Martin Parr
6:45 Book Signing: End by Eamonn Doyle

8:30 Music By Mik Artistik

Sunday 12th June

10 – 10:45 Ania Nalecka: Design Matters – Essential Photobook Design

10:45 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 11.45 Jessa Fairbrother in conversation with Mariela Sancari
Book Signing: Garden State by Corinne Silva

11:45 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 1.15 Laura El-Tantawy: A reflective look over a mighty big country: Egypt, beyond the childhood memories.
1.15 – 2:15 Mark Power with Daniel Cockrill (poet) and Dominic Brookman (designer)): Poetry, Pictures and Design from ‘Destroying the Laboratory for the Sake of the Experiment
Book Launch: ‘Destroying the Laboratory for the Sake of the Experiment by Mark Power, Daniel Cockrill and Dominic Brookman

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2:15 End of Talks