The first edition of the photobook pop-up shop took place May 23rd-27th 2016 at the storefront in London Road, SE1 ( Elephant & Castle). The pop-up functioned as a combination of photobook shop and project space. We presented photobook works created at the School of Creative Arts, LSBU (BA & MA Photography degrees) and a selection of recent photobooks from other London photography and publishing courses (including BA Photography at the University of East London & MA Book Arts at the Camberwell College of Arts). The parallel programme of talks and presentations offered the opportunity to explore the individual photobook works in a series of informal presentations; the debate about photobook publishing in academic / photographic research offered a timely epilogue to photo london 2016 and offprint London 2016.
FRIDAY MAY 27TH | 1:30PM – 3:30PM
- Topic: Photography in the materiality of the photobook
- With: Inês M. Ferreira, Aslican Ciftci, James O’Neill and Leigha Fearon
What I believe makes this module like some others stand out from their counterparts within other similar institutes is it’s ability to take that much necessary additional step which deals with the realisation of what happens once a product has been made. It is here that there is clear evidence of something special. The collectively curated and themed programme and the pop up shop is an excellent example of providing alternative first hand potentially transformative models for entrepreneurship and engagement for investment.The production values of the books and zines demonstrated a sophistication and detailed engagement with the craft.