FOTODOK Book Club is a live talk show conceived by FOTODOK in collaboration with a photographer and photobook aficionado Rob Hornstra. For five years, Hornstra has been interviewing the makers of photobooks – photographers, designers and publishers. On the 12th of December 2019, FOTODOK Book Club celebrates its 20th anniversary and introduces a new moderator joining the project – the editor-in-chief of De Correspondent Sterre Sprengers. Starting from this edition and further in 2020, Hornstra and Sprengers will moderate the FOTODOK Book Club in turns.
Cristina de Middel
In 2012, Cristina de Middel published The Afronauts – a photobook about the Zambian space program in South Africa. In July 2019, the book has been produced in the 3d edition.
Lucas Leffler’s recent book Silver Creek (published by The Eriskay Connection) is inspired by a story of Gevaert, the Belgium factory for analogue film rolls, and its employee who extracted half a ton of silver annually from the waste that the factory discharged into the Grensbeek.
Maartje ter Horst
In the photobook Ode aan de kleinste musea van Nederland (published by Lecturis), photographer Maartje ter Horst dedicates an ode to the smallest museums of the Netherlands and people who work there.
For the recently published by Lecturis New Dutch Views, Marwan Bassiouni traveled through polders, along industrial sites, villages, inner cities and suburbs to photograph the Dutch landscape from the mosque.
Artist Ruben Lundgren will join us through an online broadcasting from China and will spotlight three photobooks published in the passing 2019.
Image: FOTODOK Book Club # 17 (c) Martha Stroo
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