World Photobook Day Celebration – presented by the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive & Strange Neighbour

Image by Anna Atkins

World Photobook Day Celebration

14th October 2014,


Strange Neighbour 395 Gore St, Fitzroy, Melbourne


On October 14th 1843 the British Library catalogued Anna Atkins’ photographically illustrated book, ‘Photographs of British algae. Cyanotype impressions’ – the ‘first’ photobook.

To celebrate this day the World Photobook Day was set up in 2013 by the Photobook Club Madrid and Matt Johnston (Photobook Club), and this year there are events happening globally. This is the first World Photobook Day event in Melbourne, and has been co-ordinated by the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive.

The Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive has teamed up with Strange Neighbour to present an evening of photobook celebration and sharing.

A distinguished list of speakers will each bring along their favourite photobook and discuss it for 5 mins.

Heidi Romano – Unless You Will & Photobook Melbourne

Linsey Gosper – Strange Neighbour

Torika Bolatagici – Pacific Photobook Project

Drew Pettifer – photographer, recently published his book ‘Less Than Lovers’ (M33)

Katrin Koenning – photographer, recently included in ‘Photographer’s Sketchbooks’ (Thames and Hudson)

Ying Ang – photographer , recently self-published her book ‘Gold Coast’

Paul John Nelson – Editions Ltd & Stay Young.

Pippa Milne – independent curator & Centre for Contemporary Photography

Patrick Pound – artist

Emma Phillips – photographer, recently self-published her book ‘Salt’

Daniel Boetker-Smith – Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive & Photography Studies College

Audience members are invited to being along their favourite book to share, and discuss.

See you there.