30 Various Photographers
March 5 – May 3, 2020
The reception Sunday, March 15, 2020 4-6 PM has been cancelled.
10th Annual Self-Published Photobook Exhibition is an annual competition open to photographers in the United States and abroad who have self-published a photobook. This competition is offered by Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson NY for the tenth year. The competition results were exhibited at Davis Orton Gallery and 30 photobooks 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 the 10th Annual Self-Published Photobook Exhibition.
10th Annual Self-Published Photobook Exhibition will be featured in the Atelier Gallery at the Griffin Museum March 5 – March 27, 2020. An opening reception with the artists takes place on March 15, 4 – 6 p.m.
For the 10th Annual Self-Published Photobook Exhibition, jurors Karen Davis and Paula Tognarelli chose 30 Photobooks to be exhibited at the Griffin Museum. The photobook authors are:
Steve Anderson…..Faces. Surrealism. book 3
Mike Callaghan…..circling and finding
James Collins…..Patio Life
Melissa Eder…..The Beauty of Bodega Flowers
Mark Erickson…..Other Streets: Scenes from a Life in Vietnam not Lived
Joe Greene…..Don’t Shoot
Bootsy Holler…..Treasures: Objects I’ve known all my life
Oliver Klink…..Cultures In Transition: Spirit – Heart – Soul
Kent Krugh…..Speciation: Still a Camera
Julie Mihaly…..The Attic, One Year Five Miles
Kate Miller-Wilson…..Look Me in the Lens: Photographs to Reach Across the Spectrum
Tetsuro Miyazaki….. Hāfu2Hāfu – a Worldwide Photography Project about Mixed Japanese Identity
Linda Morrow…..Caught In The Looking Glass
Fern L Nesson…..Signet of Eternity
Nancy Oliveri…..Flora and Fauna, Scorched Earth
Robert Pacheco…..Downtown L.A. Who Needs It ? Street Story Of A Fading Era – Early 1970’s
Mark Peterman…..These Years Gone Bye
Thomas Pickarski…..Snow, Sand, Ice
John Puffer…..Album of a Photographer
Judy Robinson-Cox…..Finding Lilliput
Tony Schwatz…..Stories of the Batwa Pygmies of Buhoma, Uganda
Lisa Seidenberg…..Dark Pools: Historic Swimming Pools of Berlin
Ellen Wallenstein…..NYC Diptychs – Art: Sanctioned or Found
Thomas Whitworth…..Constructed Scenarios
Sharon Wickham…..Cuba Skin
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.”