January 6 – February 27, 2022
3 February, 2022 - 7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific | Online reception and conversation with the artists
This year the 12th Annual Self-Published Photobook Show had one call for entry which will result in live exhibitions at Davis Orton Gallery plus a live exhibition at the Griffin. There will be an Online Catalog as well. The Griffin Museum exhibition will be live in the Atelier Gallery at the Griffin. The Griffin will link the exhibition to its Photography Artist Book Initiative on-line gallery as well.
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 as of the jurying period.
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.
The Davis Orton Gallery will break the photobooks into 2 exhibitions. Photographers with last names beginning with A through K will run at Davis Orton Gallery from November 20 – December 5, 2021.
Photographers with last names beginning with M through W will run at Davis Orton Gallery December 5 – December 19, 2021.
The Griffin Museum’s Photobook exhibition will be January 6 – February 27, 2022 in the Atelier Gallery.
Here is a link to the online catalog. The link will open to Davis Orton Gallery catalog page.
The 43 photobook photographers listed below and in the catalog are alphabetically listed by artist’s last name. All proceeds from the sale of the books go directly to the artist. On the catalog page click the name of the photographer to learn more about each artist. Click the website links to see photographers’ websites. 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.
All Book information is listed in the catalog link.
Debra Achen, Stephen Albair, Stan Banos, Gary Beeber, Bruce Berkow, Mike Callaghan, Nicholas Costopoulas, Maureen Drennan, Melissa Eder, Mark Faber, Jake Foster, Samantha Goss, Joe Greene, Anita Harris, Timothy Hearsum, Samantha Herbert, Judi Iranyi, Doug Johnson, Kevin B. Jones, Kate and Geir Jordahl, Matthew Kamholtz, Stella Kramer, Philip Malkin, Andy Mattern, Forest McMullin, Meryl Meisler, Linda Morrow, Laila Nahar, Fern Nesson, Donna Oglesby, Robert Paheco, Robert Palumbo, Betty Press, Keron Psillas, Renato Rampolla, Joanne Ross, Patricia Scialo, Ron Snider, Benjamin Tankersley, Sal Taylor Kydd, Julia Vandenoever, Thomas Whitworth and Sharon Wickham