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WISHING PHOTOBOOKS A ‘HAPPY 174th BIRTHDAY’

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Each year World Photobook Day is celebrated by members of the international network of Photobook Clubs. Since it’s inception 5 years ago it has been organized by The Photobook Club Madrid. The date for the World Photobook Day is October 14th which has been selected as it was on this date that Anna Atkins’ Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions was accepted and catalogued by the British Library in 1843.

 

The British Library catalogue entry for Atkins’ book

 

Each year we try to coordinate our own event at the Photobook Club Brisbane – (See past year’s events at the end of this post). This year’s (2017) WPBD project was a request for photobook people to send to us  “A Birthday Card” to celebrate the occasion.

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Here are some of the contributions to this project:

Gael Phillips – The undifferenced arms of the Children Family

 

Gail Hoger-Neumann – A cyanotype made in Greece

 

Lou Gilbert

 

Stuart Murdoch

 

Julia Borrisova

 

Victoria Cooper– Χρόνια Πολλά Photobooks A cyanotype made in Greece

 

Maureen Trainer and Kevin Scattergood

 

Julie White

 

David Lee

 

Erica and David Lee

 

Dane Beesley

 

Doug Spowart’s 174 candles book

 

Thanks to all the contributors…..

 

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD A COPY OF WPBD CARD ALBUM 2017

 

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Some past WPBD Events we (Victoria and Doug) have coordinated include:

2016 WPBD – PHOTOBOOK SHELFIE Facebook Page

2015 WPBD – ‘READING PHOTOBOOKS’ @ Maud Gallery

2014 WPBD – GAEL PHILLIPS PRESENTS ANNA ATKINS @ The Edge Brisbane

2013 WPBD – A ‘MY FAVOURITE PHOTOBOOK’ MEETING @ The Grid, Toowoomba

 

Graphic for 5th WPBD

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Written by Cooper+Spowart

May 23, 2018 at 9:08 am

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  1. Hi Doug, the unknown contribution is by me Stuart Murdoch http://stuarts.photos It’s an enlargement of a medium format negative on Fibre based paper I made for your birthday call out. I discovered it when Gary Sauer-Thompson came to collaborate on an exhibition about old Industrial Melbourne with me.

    s2art

    May 26, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    • Hi Stuart…. Fantastic – thanks for getting in contact. Unfortunately as I’m constantly on the road and had placed in storage the forms that people sent in with their submissions. I have now corrected the PDF and the Blog post. And thanks for participating in our little celebration. Cheers Doug

      Cooper+Spowart

      May 27, 2018 at 12:25 am


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