7th Annual Photobook Exhibit (2016)
March 9 – March 31, 2017
Davis Orton Gallery and Griffin Museum of Photography
March 9 – March 31, 2017
Reception March 9, 2017 6:30 – 8:30
February 21, 2017 (Winchester, MA) — PHOTOBOOK 2016 is an annual competition open to photographers in the United States and abroad who have self-published a photobook. This competition was offered by Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson NY for the seventh year. The competition results were exhibited at Davis Orton Gallery and thirty-one books are now traveling to the Griffin Museum of Photography. Karen Davis, co-director of the Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY and Paula Tognarelli, executive director and curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography were the jurors for Photobook 2016.
7th Annual Photobook Exhibition 2016 is featured in the Main Gallery at the Griffin Museum March 9 through March 31, 2017. An opening reception with the artists takes place on March 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
For the 7th Annual Photobook Exhibition, jurors Karen Davis and Paula Tognarelli chose 20
Photobooks to be exhibited at the Davis Orton Gallery: The authors are: Angela Jimenez, Diane Cassidy, Ellen Slotnick, Georgia Landman, Graeme Williams, Jeanny Tsai. Jeff Evans, Juergen Buergin, Kyoko Yamamoto, Lawrence Schwartzwald, Lydia Panas, Mark Indig. Martin Desht, Mike Callaghan. Miska Draskoczy, Mo Verlaan, Patricia Barry Levy, Sharon Lee Hart, William Glaser and Yoichi Nagata/
The book artists above plus the following artists will exhibit at the Griffin Museum. The artists are
Andrew Child, David Loble, Linda Morrow, Manda Quevedo, Eric Myrvaagnes, Ruth Lauer Manenti, Stephen J. Albair, William Betcher, William Chan, William Gore and William Fuller for a total of 41 books. The book titles and catalog can be viewed here http://davisortongallery.com/2016-davis-orton-gallery-exhibitions/.
The Best of Show awards were given to Yoichi Nagata, Lawrence Schwartzwald, Jeanny Tsai, and Graeme Williams.
There are growing options available for self-publishing a book such as on-demand (blurb, lulu, viovio, iphoto, etc.); small run offset or web printing/publishing firms, binderies. For the
competition if photobooks submitted had been hand-made/bound, they had to be available in multiples of at least 25. Entrants could submit up to three different titles that are self-published photography books of any size, format, or style: hard cover, soft cover, case-wraps, landscape, portrait, square, color, black and white. Submissions were judged on the basis of: cover design, strength of the photography, subject matter of the book, page layouts, editing and sequencing and emotional impact of the overall book. All Submissions had to be original works of authorship
created by the photographer who submitted the book.
“A photobook relies on the image to form visual sentences,” says Paula Tognarelli, executive director and curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography. “A photobook that is produced well can transport us in time and place just as any book produced with the written word.”