PhD student Matt Johnston has released Photobooks &, edited by Emmanuelle Waeckerlé, published by Onomatopee.
210 pages – edition of 2000 – ISBN 978-94-93148-65-9
Informed by extensive research and in-depth interviews conducted during Matt Johnston’s PhD with bookRoom at UCA (2019)
POST-DIGITAL Download – 10TH February, 5 to 7pm,
A bookRoom ZOOM EVENT and Discussion with Danny Aldred, Matt Johnston, Alessandro Ludovico, Helen Mitchell, Emmanuelle Waeckerlé
To mark the occasion bookRoom is giving free digital access to two survey publications: The Book is Alive ! (RGAP, 2013) and Code-X – Paper, Ink, Pixel and Screen (bookRoom press 2015), thus putting into practice part of Matt Johnston‘s proposal for a ‘Reading Economy’ as a potential way to address the communicative potential of the medium and re-aligne making with making public.
Photobooks & (Onomatopee, 2021)
Photobooks & presents and interrogates key themes of the contemporary photobook — from the medium’s post-digital and post-photographic situation, to the purposes of publishing, issues of accessibility and the act of reading. *Including: Alejandro Acin, Eman Ali, Mathieu Asselin, Sarah Bodman, Bruno Ceschel, Natasha Christia, Tiffany Jones, Michael Mack, Amak Mahmoodian, Lesley Martin, Tate Shaw, Doug Spowart, Anshika Varma and Amani Willett.
“Photobooks & approaches the photobook from the perspective of those who wish to see them in dialog with greater critical and cultural currents than just authorship. Matt Johnston’s completely novel approach is truly reader-oriented, with all of the connective, accessibility, aesthetic, and interpretive satisfactions and challenges that implies. This work addresses the questions people who think deeply about photobooks are interested in discussing.” – Tate Shaw