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[BKARTS] Panel Discussion on self-publishing photo books (San Francisco)



At the San Francisco Center for the Book on Saturday Apr 1, 2006, 7pm

Most of the books featured in the Center's current exhibition,
Photo Books Now, are self-published. This panel will address the ins and
outs of self-publishing a photo book, and of working with specialized art
and photography publishers.

Information about the exhibit and a checklist are available at
http://www.sfcb.org/html/PBNintro.html
Directions to the Center are available at
http://www.sfcb.org/html/location.html
More information is available on the SFCB website: http://www.sfcb.org

The panelists:

John DeMerritt, moderator, is co-curator of Photo Books Now. He operates a
bindery in Emeryville where he works with artists and photographers on
limited edition books and currently teaches bookmaking in the photography
department at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Susan Schwartzenberg is a photographer and visual artist whose themes are
wide ranging and include biography, memory, social history, studies of
urban life and the psychology of place. Recent projects include a public
commission with the City of Seattle, Becoming Citizens: Family Life and the
Politics of Disability, published by University of Washington Press in
2005. She lives in San Francisco and holds a senior artist position at the
Exploratorium.

Jo Babcock has created cameras out of wide variety of commonplace objects
including suitcases, paint cans, a typewriter case, even a VW bus. His new
self-published book of camera-specific photos, The Invented Camera, shows
off his unique working method. His work has been exhibited internationally,
including exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, the San Francisco Museum of
Modern Art and the Sao Paulo Biennial.

Kirsten Rian has served as Executive Director of Portland's Blue Sky
Gallery for the past 14 years. Blue Sky is one of the most respected photo
galleries in the country, with its own publishing program as well as an
ambitious schedule of exhibitions featuring both established and emerging
artists. She is also Executive Director of the Aftermath Project, an
organization founded last year by photographer Sara Terry to promote
documentation of the after effects of war.

Noah Lang, of Trillium Press, developed the digital printmaking department
there. He also works in photogravure and has supervised a number of book
projects with artists and photographers.

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