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
SELF-PUBLISHING AND THE PHOTOBOOK
and the place of the photobook
workshop by paula roush/msdm
1. the role of publishing in terms of personal development
impact and professional growth
2. artists publications
characteristics and sources
3. photobook publishing: some references
4. the project portfolio: the process of conceptualisation
and the reading experience
5. working with collections of images
6. building a material basis for the reading experience:
the book dummy
From Talbot to Ruscha and Beyond
Patrizia Di Bello et al , eds)
Beyond the exhibition - from catalogue to photobook (p.129-1430
A catalogue refers to something else, to a collection or exhibition external to itself.
The origins of the catalogue lie, literally, in the listing of objects included in an exhibition (or a collection).
Differing styles of catalogue imply different purposes beyond their function as a guidebook; for example, they may be designed as souvenir items, or intended as works for scholarly study.
We can define the monograph as a bound publication by a single photographer including one or more bodies of work that might also include critical essays subservient to the photography and generated in response to it. Contemporary monographs commonly have specific themes, or, if featuring work from more than one series or project, cohesion in terms of aesthetic style, subject matter and socio-political perspective."
The Land: Twentieth Century Landscape Photographs, selected by Bill Brandt, was published in 1975 by Gordon Fraser Gallery to coincide with an exhibition of the same title.1 In the acknowledgement section, the publication is described by Mark Haworth-Booth as ‘the principal illustrated record of the exhibition of the same title held at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London ... and thereafter at Edinburgh ... Belfast ... and Cardiff’ (p. 8). The book is slim, with 48 duotone pages of photographs, one by each of 46 named photographers, and 32 pages including three essays and five poems.