msdm a nomadic house-studio-gallery for photographic art and curatorial research, an expanded practice of the artist's book, photobook publishing and peer-to-peer collaboration created by contemporary artist paula roush

BOOKI: Studying photobooks

Photobooks by Photography students at the School of Arts & Creative Industries London South Bank University exhibited as part of Xprint,
the international photography festival in Poznan, Poland.
Place: SKALA Gallery, Poznań, Poland
Curated by Jarosław Klupś & Honza Zamojski
University of the Arts in Poznan
Selection of books  by:
Victoria Browne - Kunsthøgskolen, Oslo
paula roush - London South Bank University
Olja Triaška Stefanović - Vysoká škola výtvarných umení, Bratislava Vladimír Birgus - Institut tvůrčí fotografie, Slezské univerzity v Opavě Linn Schröder - Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Hamburg
Jarosław Klupś - University of Art in Poznań
November 25 – December 2, 2017

The module ‘Self-Publishing and the Photobook’ is part of the 2nd year BA (Hons) Photography course at the London South Bank University. The main purpose of this 12-week module is to explore the artistic interaction between photography and publishing, with an emphasis on the unique materiality of the book form. Instead of regarding the photobook merely as a collection of photographs in book form, this module focuses on the notion of ‘photobookwork’, as first theorised by Alex Sweetman, within the general context of artist’s books (‘Photobookworks: the critical realist tradition’, 1985),  whose roots can be traced back to Anna Atkins’ cameraless photobook editions (British Algae, 1843). Ours is an ‘indie’ approach to selfpublishing, combining digital design with in-house printing and hand-made bindings, in order to produce limited editions that are both collectible and affordable.


Participants from School of Arts & Creative Industries
London South Bank University

Sara Brudkiewicz, In The Woods’ Shadow, 2017
Tom Chaplin, Waiting For Change, 2017
Katie Coultrup, 1995, 2017
Sophie Goodfellow, Albatera, 2017
Amy Hinckley, A Meditation On Time, 2017
Liam James, Johnson’s London, 2017
Andrealetizia Pedrini, 51°30’40.4”N 0°07’36.8”W, 2017
Elizabeth Presland, I Heard You Calling, 2017
Jamie Stevens, Abstractual, 2017
Nicolle da Silva, Ellipsis, 2017
Lydia Short, The Destruction Of Words, 2017
Zosia Szulc, Cranes of South East London, 2017
Hannah Tointon, To My Darling, 2017
Callum Wood, 日本、二つの首都 Japan: The Two Capitals, 2017


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