Photography Bound

Reimagining Photobooks and Self-publishing

  • Edited by Antonio Cataldo, Adrià Julià
  • Binding Paperback
  • Size 17 x 24 cm
  • Pages 286
  • Illustrations 60
  • Language English
  • Year 2023
  • ISBN 9788836653713
  • Price € 30,00  € 28,50
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Photography Bound. Reimagining Photobooks and Self-publishing is essentially a portable library, where each book – selected by the most eclectic and vibrant voices working in the field today – is declared an urgent addition. The result is a multi-part manifesto that radically and intimately engages with photography and publishing. The book unfurls from a three-day conference organised by Antonio Cataldo and Adrià Julià in 2020 at the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design at the University of Bergen and Fotogalleriet, Oslo. The conference found common but fragile ground amid a global health crisis. From there, it managed to catapult discussion and explore in depth the need to print and publish photobooks. Each contribution discloses a unique relationship to photobooks and publishing. Together, they are a trigger for social, political and cultural demands. This book makes a collective call to action – or actions – and asks each reader to reimagine where photography is bound to go.


Feminism: What’s in a Word?
Delphine Bedel

A Book as an Object
Cosmo Großbach

Filed under T: Photobooks and the Institutions
Niclas Östlind

Aglaia Konrad

The Golden Record
Silja Leifsdottir

“On this picture you can see a local man presenting his jumping skills”: Publication as Process
Abdul Halik Azeez

Ritva Kovalainen’s Earth Holds Them All
Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger

Some Deliberations on the Epistemics and Affectiveness of Photography
Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung

Transactional Process
Michele Horrigan, Catalina Lozano and Sean Lynch

The Fallacy of Consent in the Archive
Hailey Loman

Self-publishing as Grief
Sohrab Hura

Colonial History Family Album
Erik Gant

Phantom Home
Ahlam Shibli

Reading Photobooks in the Postdigital Age: On Christian Patterson’s Redheaded Peckerwood
Heidi Bale Amundsen

Bank or Bust? On Winning a Dummy Award, and an Introduction to the Forest Finns
Terje Abusdal

Photobook Structure: Why It Matters
Kay Jun

Samba Shiva
Vijai Patchineelam

And Inside Was the Horizon from Outside
Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, Antonio Cataldo and Adrià Julià

The Discursive Spaces of Photography in 77 Magazine
Antonio Zúñiga and Reyes Sisternas

No Future
Paul Gangloff

From National Identity to Post-industrial Crises: Two Faces of the National Photobook
Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir

Against the “False Organicism” of the Single Image: Relay, Delay and Montage of Associations in the Text-Image Dynamics of Allan Sekula’s Fish Story
Ina Steiner

Three Remarks on the Book
Moritz Küng

Retrieval of Memories and Untold Stories: The Photobook as Counternarrative in Today’s Greenland
Mette Sandbye

One Wall a Web
Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa and Adrià Julià

Contributors Biographies

Funding Structures at Work: A Round-Table Discussion on Nordic Arts Funding
ß Anne-Lise Stenseth