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Photobook Phenomenon

The exhibition highlights the role of the photobook in contemporary visual culture and takes it as the departure point for a reinterpretation of the history of photography. Nine curators with years of expertise in the forefront of the photobook movement share their respective visions in a joint exhibition at the CCCB and at Fundació Foto Colectania.

New York by William Klein. Photobook study

Time Lapse of the "Phenomenon Photobook" section

A photobook is the outcome of a photographic discourse combined with a design proposal, page layout, selected materials, printing, etc. In this section, we propose to dissect one of the seminal works in the history of the photobook, the result of a photographic statement but also of a social, ...

The Best Photobooks, lecture by Martin Parr

Exhibition "Photobook Phenomenon" Inaugural Activity

The photographer Martin Parr speaks about the fifty-seven works that he has selected from his collection to be in the exhibition.

Fascinations and Failures, lecture by Erik Kessels

Exhibition "Photobook Phenomenon" Inaugural Activity

There are two parts in the section "Fascinations and Failures": one that reveals Kessels as a curator, in which we show a selection of his vernacular photobooks. And the second, ¡Qué desastre!, which presents him as an artist and consists of an intervention on images from the ...

Irene de Mendoza and Moritz Neumüller present "Photobook Phenomenon"

The curators explain the value of the photobook in the current visual culture

Irene de Mendoza and Moritz Neumüller, curators of the exhibition "Photobook Phenomenon" explain what a photobook is and talk about the relevance of a movement and a global community of artists, photographers and creators that use the book to narrate stories through photography. The ...

The "Phenomenon Photobook" catalogue, an original book!

Photobooks have become increasingly popular in recent years and occupy a central place in contemporary photography. Nowadays, more photobooks are produced, bought and sold, swapped and collected than ever before. Independent publishing and the self-publishing of books and fanzines have become a...

Photobook Phenomenon

Photobook Phenomenon highlights the role of the photobook in contemporary visual culture and takes it as the departure point for a reinterpretation of the history of photography. The exhibition runs simultaneously at the CCCB and at Fundació Foto Colectania, tracing the history of the ...