Established as an imprint of the msdm studio, “msdm publications” aim to create a small-scale model of photobook publishing, encompassing photographic practice and book art processes. Projects are guided by artistic research and investigation of the photobook medium. This allied to bespoke hand-made editions—in these days of automated print on demand— makes for a distinctive approach to photobook publishing.
Curatorial projects include exhibitions, publications and performances of photobook art.
ə/h/-books and photobook pop-up are two parallel programmes of exhibitions, artists’ talks and publications developed in collaboration with Photography and Photobook learning at the London South Bank University.
Represented in public artists’ books collections worldwide, msdm publications are accessed by a broader audience and used as educational resources for students and researchers of photobook art.
A wide-range of presentations, from hands-on workshops to lectures about photobook publishing history and practices, hosted on msdm studio and at partner sites.
Arts Llibre Workshop ESDA LLotja Barcelona
Post-digital Publishing and Story-telling in the Photobook,
Free/low-cost photobook making workshops support art and humanitarian organisations, working directly with their artists to document, exhibit and publish their photographic archives, including work placement opportunities for photography students.
Lisbon Photobook Fair—
CMR Project Space Cornwall—
Publishing as Artistic Practice
Open books: artists newspapers and QR codes.
198 Contemporary Arts & Learning Gallery, London—
Dreaming Through: Self-publishing for artists and educators