37 Various Photographers
January 7 – March 26, 2021
Virtual Reception March 21, 2021 4 PM
This year the 11th Annual Self-Published Photobook Show is virtual due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. There was one call for entries which resulted in two online exhibitions. Plus an online catalog. The Davis Orton Gallery & Griffin Museum of Photography are each holding a virtual exhibition on each of their venues’ websites.
The jurors were Karen Davis and Paula Tognarelli. Karen Davis is the Curator/Co-owner of the Davis Orton Gallery. Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director & Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography. All chosen photobooks are exhibited online at Davis Orton Gallery (2020) and the Griffin Museum of Photography (January 7, 2021) and the photobooks are all in the Online-Catalog.
PHOTOBOOK, an annual competition, was open to photographers in the United States and abroad who have self-published a photobook. There are growing options available for self-publishing a book such as on-demand (blurb, lulu, magcloud, etc.); small run offset or web printing/publishing firms, binderies. If they have been hand-made/bound, they must be available in multiples of at least 25.
Entrants were able to submit up to three different titles that are self-published photobooks of any size, format, or style.
The photobooks were juried by their PDFs. They were judged on the basis of: book design including page layouts, text, cover; strength of the photography; and emotional impact of the overall book. All judging was at the complete discretion of the gallery/museum and all decisions of the gallery/museum were final.
All submissions had to be original works of authorship created by the photographer who submitted the submission.
Here is a link to the online catalog. The link will open in a new window.
The 37 books listed below and in catalog are alphabetically listed by artist’s first name. All proceeds from the sale of the books go directly to the artist. Click “artist’s website” in catalog or first and last name of the photographer listed below to learn more about each artist. Click “To Purchase” in the catalog for purchase info or to be directed to the purchase site. Photographer is responsible for all aspects of his/her book except when others are credited. Prices listed in the catalog do not include shipping or taxes, if applicable.
The exhibiting photobook authors in the exhibitions are listed below.
Photographer / Book Title
Amy Shapiro / Covid Woman
Ananeya Abebe / Through the Prism of Humanity
Andrew Child / Cape Cod and the Islands
Arnold Clayton Henderson / The Oakland Flats
Betty Press / Services Offered
Brandon Movall / Dark Spectrum
Brian Rose / Monument Book
Britland Tracy Kellye Eisworth/ Pardon My Creep
Bruce Berkow / Street Views
Carolyn Norton / Wild Grace – The River Stour
Cristina Fontsare / Night Years
David Comora / In the Footsteps of Alfred
Douglas Johnson / This is Not a Sawtooth Hanger
Jakub Sliwa / The Silent Mantra
James Mahoney / Wipers Book
Janet Sternburg / CITY OF SHRINES Los Angeles
Jay Boersma / Simple Truths and Complex Lies
Jeff Larason / Sonder
Judith O’Dell / Goose River Field Notes
Judy Brown / Weatherbury Farm
Julie Mihaly / When We Weren’t Watching
Karen Olson / Between Two Worlds
Ken Hawkins / Jimmy Carter: Photographs 1970-2010
Laura Migliorino / HLB: James Weldon Johnson
Lee Kilpatrick / Covid 9 Zine
Loda Choo / Photos: 2018-2020
Louis Foubare / The New Yorkers
Mark Farber / Water’s Edge
Michael Callaghan / You Made No Effort
Mireille Ribiere / On Standby
Roslyn Julia / Uncovering the Motion of Stillness
Ruth Lauer Manenti / Alms
Samuel Spear, Jr / So Much to See, So Little Time
Sandra Matthews / Present Moments
Stephen Petegorsky / The Meadows
Tim Trompeter / Dragon Swallows Moon
Tricia Neumyer / The Pennsic War