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Photobooks &

Onomatopee 220

Publication

Onomatopee 220, Matt Johnston, 2021

Photobooks &

a critical companion to the contemporary medium

€ 20

In (re)print

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. Informed by extensive research, interviews with key individuals* from the photobook ecology and his experience with The Photobook Club project, Johnston examines current trends and practices, emphasising connections (made and missed) between makers and readers. Ultimately, this book proposes a critical framework for considering our uses and encounters with the photobook, calling for a recalibration of a maker-centric discourse to address the communicative potential of the medium: aligning making, with making public.

*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.

 

Bio
Matt Johnston is a visual practitioner, educator and researcher currently based in the School of Media and Performing Arts at Coventry University, where he is an Assistant Professor in photography. For the last decade, his research and visual practice has been concerned with the post-millennium situation of the contemporary photobook, how the medium has become central to a small but dedicated ecology, and how it may become better equipped to engage new readerships.

Type
softcover
Dimensions
170 x 240 mm / 6.69 x 9.45 inches (portrait)
ISBN
978-94-93148-65-9
Editor
Emmanuelle Waeckerlé
Author
Matt Johnston
Graphic
Ward Goes and Juul van der Zandt
Language
English
Binding
sewn and glued
Font
GT Pressura Regular, GT America Regular & Italic (Grilli Type)
Image specs
13 full color images
Text editor
Emmanuelle Waeckerlé and Melissa Larner
Made possible by
the University for the Creative Arts
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