Printed Matters: Photobook Symposium

Sunday 26 February 2012, 11.00am – 4.15pm

CHAPTER, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE

Tickets: SOLD OUT

Book now online or by phone from Chapter box office (0)29 2030 4400

This exciting one-day event focuses on all aspects of current photography publishing with a lively programme of presentations and panel discussions by a range of invited publishers, photographers, artists and other industry specialists. Confirmed speakers include Johanna Neurath (Thames & Hudson), Anna Pfab (Schilt Publishing), Diane Smyth (British Journal of Photography), Stuart Smith (Smith Design), Matt Stuart (photographer and photobook collector), Ken Grant (photographer and academic), Donald Weber (photographer), Zhao Renhui (artist) and Seba Kurtis (artist).

Printed Matters will open up creative dialogue and enquiry into the industry of documentary and art photography publishing today. Topics that will be discussed include the practicalities and implications of large scale production verses the intimacy of self published work; considering the photobook as an aesthetic and fetishised object and the challenges and opportunities that organisations, presses and larger publishers are faced with in a changing technological and economic market. A screening of the documentary How To Make a Book with Steidl will conclude the event (included in ticket price).

This event has been organised through a partnership between Ffotogallery, Third Floor Gallery and Chapter as part of a wider weekend of events in Cardiff focusing on photography and publishing:

Thurs 23 Feb – Ffotogallery & WARP self publishing FORUM

Fri 24 Feb – Third Floor Gallery opening of ‘Touching Strangers’ by Richard Renaldi

Sat 25 Feb – Ffotogallery Book Arts Fayre

Sat 25 Feb – Ffotogallery Book Launch for Helen Sear – Inside the View