‘A Fair’ Photobook Exhibition

afairposterThis month, the indie Photobook Library is organizing the exhibition ‘A Fair’ at the University of Kansas, with a wide selection of the independent publications in its collection, including the work of Alec Soth’s Little Brown Mushroom.

Interestingly two of my first attempts at self-published photobooks are included in this event. ‘The Old World’ and ‘the foreigner.‘ will feature in the exhibition and you can see photos of the installation here.


The press release:
‘The University of Kansas department of Design with support from the Hallmark Corporate Foundation presents: “A Fair”.


A free, open and public photobook FAIR brimming with contemporary small, large, experimental, raw unfiltered, handmade, and outsourced books that are self-published, DIY, PoD, inkjet, newsprint, offset, in both open and limited editions made by independent local, national, and international publishers, photographers, and artists.


A FAIR, curated by Travis Shaffer, is a glimpse into the the prevalence of the book-form within contemporary ‘photographic’ practice. This exhibition features the works of Alec Soth’s Little Brown Mushroom, a selection by Larissa Leclair of over 150 books from the The Indie Photobook Library and various works by the members of the Artists’ Books Cooperative, including their recent collaborative work titled ‘ABCED’.’

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