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Happy World Photobook Day

Celebrating the first photobook, “born” in 1843: Anna Atkins‘ beautiful “Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions (1843–53)“, Catalogued into the British Library 170 years ago today.

For this occasion we’ve put together a couple of useful links & resources around photobooks below.

For more photobook goodness look for #PhotoBookDay on Facebook & Twitter.

You’re having a special photobook event today?
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Belfast Photo Festival & ACMV

ACMV will be going to Belfast for the opening of the Belfast Photo Festival 2013 on June 6th. Hurray! Further details soon. In the meantime we’ll keep you posted about the programme & festival events…

Our special thanks to Peggy Sue Amison, freelance curator and Artistic Director of Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh, for making this collaboration possible, and of course to Michael Weir (Festival Director) and the entire festival team. We’re looking forward to it!

The Belfast Photo Festival is Northern Ireland’s premier visual arts festival and the photographic biennial for the island of Ireland.

This major photographic event celebrates some of the finest national and international contemporary photography and visual culture, with the next festival taking place from 6th June 2013. Continue Reading →

Paris Photo Platform Conference 2012

Highly interesting Line-up of Critics, Curators and Artists at this year’s Paris Photo Platform conference, Nov 15–18 2012.

This year the Paris Photo Platform features 4 days of conferences directed by Roxana Marcoci, Curator of Photography at MoMA | The Museum of Modern Art, New York, with the special contribution of Paul Holdengräber, Director of “LIVE from The New York Public Library.”

Structured as an experimental platform for critical discussions, the Paris Photo Platform engages in dynamic and robust debates about the expanded field and perspectives of photography. Continue Reading →

Photographs Not Taken

Photographs Not Taken is a collection of photographers’ essays about failed attempts to make a picture.

Editor Will Steacy asked each photographer to abandon the conventional tools needed to make a photograph—camera, lens, film—and instead make a photograph using words, to capture the image (and its attendant memories) that never made it through the lens. In each essay, the photograph has been stripped down to its barest and most primitive form: the idea behind the image. Continue Reading →