Thursday, June 17, 2010
At Paris Photo in November last year I talked to Gerry Badger about "print on demand" publishing and how it was possible to make a book in a day. From that conversation came the idea of getting a group of photographers together to all shoot a book in a day.
John Gossage came on board, so did Martin Parr, Jessica Backhaus, Eva Maria Ocherbauer and Rob Hornstra who were all at Paris Photo. Publisher Klaus Kehrer of Kehrer Verlag in Heidelberg liked the idea and agreed to publish a set of individual photobooks.
The idea gestated into 2010 and was again talked about in May at the Kassel Photobook Festival. Alec Soth joined the group and so did Rinko Kawauchi who were both at Kassel. A last and final participant was Todd Hido.
The ten photographers and where they are shooting, Monday June 21st.
Jessica Backhaus - Berlin
Gerry Badger - London
Harvey Benge - Auckland
John Gossage - Baltimore MD
Todd Hido - Oakland CA
Rob Hornstra - Utrecht
Rinko Kawauchi - Tokyo
Eva Maria Ocherbauer - Berlin
Martin Parr - Bristol
Alec Soth - Saint Paul MN
The individual hardcover books, contained in a slip-case will be launched at Paris Photo, 18 -21 November.
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