This edition of the FOTODOK Book Club is SOLD OUT.
Live talkshow in which photographer and photo-book aficionado Rob Hornstra goes on stage with makers of photo books: photographers, designers and publisher are interrogated about there latest projects. Acclaimed (international) makers talk about the stories they try to tell and the choices they make when translating them into a photo book. Expect compelling content with the occasional critical note.
The guest of the 16th FOTODOK Book Club are:
Dana Lixenberg (NL) focusses on individuals and communities on the margins of society. Her long-term projects often end up as books, like the well known Last days of the Shishmaref (2008) and Imperial Courts (2015). On this evening Lixenberg will talk about her just released photo book Tupac and Biggie, containing her iconic portrait series of two equally iconic hip-hop legends Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. Lixenberg made these portraits for Vibe magazine between 1993 and 1996, and this is the first time all the images are brought together in one publication.
Martin Parr (UK) is one of the most well known and influential photographers of our time. With his often humorist and sometimes sarcastic images Parr has been documenting every day British life for the past decades. For Parr his own backyard is his ideal subject “For me it is the best there is. Showing who we really are”. He published his work in around 100 photo books. During this Book Cluk, ROb Hornsta will question him about the latest addition to that impressive catalog, called Beach Therapy. The beach life is one of Parrs favourite subjects, which he has photographed in a new and exciting way this time.
Bryan Schutmaat (USA) published his first book The Grey the Mountain Sends in 2013 and immediately won the prize for best book at the New York Photo Awards. Tonight we will highlight his latest book Good Goddamn, that is a very personal project. In this book we see how his good friend Kris spends his last days in the Texan countryside before he goes to jail. Good Goddamn is an ode to friendship, and the little things that make life worthwhile.