Happy 2012 and welcome to our first Focal Point of the New Year… enjoy!
Photo Fabulousness ——
Online Awesomeness ——
The Indie Photobook Library (iPL) was founded in 2010 by Larissa Leclair. In a nutshell, it’s an archive for Photobooks of every ilk and persuasion. It strives to preserve and showcase self-published photobooks, independently published & distributed photobooks, photography exhibition catalogs, print-on-demand photobooks, artist books, zines, photobooks printed on newsprint, limited edition photobooks, and non-English language photography books.
Having a specific collection dedicated to these kinds of books allows for the development of future discourse on trends in self-publishing, the ability to reflect on and compare books in the collection, and for scholarly research to be conducted in years, decades, and centuries to come. And the best part is that it was designed with the wish that collections be seen in person through traveling exhibitions and as a non-circulating public library. Which means that, not only can collections be viewed online, there’s a chance you’ll have an opportunity to see an exhibit at a gallery near you!
And If you have a photobook of your own, you can submit it to the IPL and become part of photobook history!
Video Virtuosity ——
17 Countries. 343 Days. 6237 Photographs. One incredible journey.