PHOTO+BOOK: Juried exhibit – self published books


The 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR has just announced an interesting call for entries, which is a juried exhibit of self published print on demand (POD) books, with more details available here.

Having developed four print on demand books recently, I think that this exhibition is a wonderful idea.  It is a great opportunity to motivate the many photographers who have been thinking about developing a photographic POD book, to get it done!

The deadline for the entry is January 24th, 2009, which may seem like a long time away, but to really develop a good book, this is not much time at all. So if you are interested, it is time to get moving…

ELIGIBILITY – Photo+Book is open to photographers both in the United States and abroad who have made a photography book via any on-demand printing service. Entrants may submit up to three different titles of any size, format, or style. Hard cover, soft cover, case-wraps, landscape, portrait, square, color, black and white. You’ll send one (returnable) “jury copy” of each book to the gallery for jurying. Winning books will be exhibited at 23 Sandy Gallery in March of 2009.

The exhibition will be juried by Christopher Rauschenberg. His most recent book, Paris Changing: Revisiting Eugene Atget’s Paris, was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2007. His work is in hundreds of private and corporate collections and in numerous museum collections, including the George Eastman House, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Portland Art Museum and the Butler Institute of American Art. He is a co-founder and a Board member of Photolucida. He is a co-founder and co-director of Blue Sky Gallery where he has co-curated and co-produced over 650 solo exhibitions and 46 group shows. He is a member and co-founder of the Nine Gallery and is the founder of the Portland Grid Project.

by Doug Stockdale

BTW, during this exhibition on March 15th, I will be providing a one day workshop on developing a POD photographic book at the 23 Sandy Gallery. More details to follow!

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