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
“PAGE-TURNER” Matimar Storefront
Pop Up project space at the Lisbon Photographic Archive
Organised by the The New Suspects/Lisbon Photobook Fair
photobooks by: Andresa Olímpio, Arlindo Pinto,
Francisco Varela, Maria Portaluppi, Ines Torres de Lima, Jorge Alexandre Pereira, Luís Carvalhal, María Prada, Matilde Viegas, Pippa Healy e Sara Rocio.
8th Lisbon Photobook Fair at the Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa Fotográfico, Portugal
November 23-26, 2107
"PAGE-TURNER": Photography, the Book & Self-Publishing
4-day photobook publishing workshop and pop-up exhibition
with artists and photographers developing
their photographic work into photobook projects
in partnership with The New Suspects
Lisbon Photobook Fair (2015 , 2016 and 2017)
and the Lisbon Photography Archives.
at the Lisbon Photography Archive satellite space
The workshop and exhibition project PAGE TURNER: photography, the book
and self-publishing presents a provocation to the generally held assumption
of the centrality of the photographic series and sequencing in the photobook.
Challenging this perspective that has become the canon of photobook thinking,
the workshops propose to look instead at what surrounds the photographs,
starting with the book form, whose traditionally recognisable features -
codex, double spread, textual and paratextual elements
(index, colophon, table of contents, etc) – act conjointly to support
an expanded notion of photographic art where humour, the everyday
and the archive can be read.
During 4 days we have the opportunity to engage with photobook
publishing as artistic practice, and particularly with the intersection
between photography and the book.
The workshop has a double objective:
1) to map the conceptual framework of photobook works for those developing
academic projects and/ or writing critically on the topic;
2) to support the practice of a photobook project, for those already working
on a photobook or intending to develop one from a photographic collection.