On Reading: Photobooks

Solo Exhibition Gallery
The Photography Room
Old Bus Depot Markets
Kingston, ACT
24 July - 7 August 2016
Sundays 10am-4pm & by appointment

As part of the Brisbane Photobook Club’s celebrations for World Photobook Day (WPBD) last year, Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper coordinated an exhibition at Maud Gallery in Brisbane that featured 67 Australian, New Zealand and international photographers' self-portraits, made whilst reading their favourite photobooks. The photographers were also asked to write about their favourite book, which accompanied their photo.

Due to the interest in the original concept the project has been extended and re-titled  On Reading: Photobooks. The extended phase of this project is inspired by the book On Reading, in which André Kertész brought together a large number of photographs that he had made over many years of people reading books in all kinds of places. In February this year a selection of contributions to the project were presented at Photobook New Zealand and now a special curated set will be shown at The Photography Room in Canberra from 24 July - 7 August.

Photographers included in the show are: Ying Ang, Daniel Boetker-Smith, Martin Parr, Larissa Leclair, Harvey Benge, Louis Porter, Stephen Dupont, Gael Newton, Jack Piccone, Juno Gemes, Kelly Hussey-Smith, Sam Harris, Marshall Webber, Michael Coyne, Libby Jeffries, Alison Stieven-Taylor, Garry Trinh, Matt Johnston and more.