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September 19, 2012

FotoGrafia di Roma XI Photobook exhibition – Work

Photographs copyright of the artists

The concept that the XI FotoGrafia di Roma is intent on exploring is the theme of “Work”. Likewise as curator of the photobook exhibition, I am also interesting in broadly interpreting this theme. I am also intrigued with the idea that  a photobook is a physical product of a photographer’s work and adds another subtle layering to the intent of XI FotoGrafia.

As a photobook commentator and blogger, many, if not most, of the photobooks for this exhibition are being discussed and posted on my blog. As of today, I still have a half-dozen books yet to discussed. Interestingly there are some additional photobooks that I have become aware of since finalizing my exhibition selection that although will not be at FotoGrafia, I will include on my blog to continue this theme of investigating “work” through the month of October.

After some additional consideration, I decided to add yet another layer to the photobook exhibition with a working assignment for the photographers and their respective books. I requested the exhibition photographers to re-photograph a double-page spread of the book’s interior, providing a minimum of direction. Only that they should choose a double page spread which they think captures the essence of their book. The results have been humorous, provocative and revealing.

We will exhibit this mash-up of singular interior book images in conjunction with the photobooks. I hope that this will create a diverse and interesting dialog between the many surrounding interior photographs with the book objects and the viewers and participants of this exhibit. As a preview for the exhibition, many of these interior photographs are now revealed below.

Update: I needed to provide a link to the photobooks selected for this exhibition: exhibition listing

Douglas Stockdale (Curator) for The PhotoBook

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9 Comments »

  1. [...] photograph; the physical photobooks that are accessible for viewing and inspection, the stream of interior photographs on the adjacent wall and my artistic statement hung in the midst of this exhibition. Very nice [...]

    Pingback by Fotografia Photobook Exhibit – First look « The PhotoBook — September 25, 2012 @ 3:24 pm

  2. Hi Doug, it’d be nice to know which books you chose. Although some are recognizable a list would suit well the knowledge about your choice. Good work.

    Comment by Joao Henriques — September 26, 2012 @ 10:49 am

  3. Joao, I thought that I had provided a link to the exhibition list and now realized that I did not. I have corrected that oversight and provided this link in the post:
    http://thephotobook.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/fotografia-di-roma-xi-work-photobook-exhibition/

    thanks!

    Comment by Doug Stockdale — September 26, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

  4. [...] hung these photographs around the book display. Nevertheless, these re-photographs are available here. Additionally, I will bring a few other photobooks from my collection that also investigate the [...]

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  5. [...] hung these photographs around the book display. Nevertheless, these re-photographs are available here. Additionally, I will bring a few other photobooks from my collection that also investigate the [...]

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  7. [...] the photobooks I selected for the theme of “Work” for 2012 Fotografia di Roma’s photobook exhibition, “How Terry Likes his Coffee; A Photo Odyssey into Office Life” by Florian van Roekel resonates [...]

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