For years, Galleri Image, the oldest non-commercial gallery for camera-based art in Denmark, has organised Photobook Week Aarhus in collaboration with the School of Architecture, Aarhus. It is an annual event celebrating the photobook through curated exhibitions, themes, conversations, a book fair and not least a workshop, the Page-Turner, facilitated by paula roush from msdm studio. During the workshop, participating artists develop their photobook dummies. But what is a photobook and what is the impact of photobook publishing for photographic practice?
As a participant at the Page-Turner 2020 I was astounded by the very different book dummies that came out of the very same workshop – developed by five artists during only four weeks. Therefore I asked Beate Cegielska and paula roush to join me for an online conversation about the photobook.