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If you are in Paris next week for Paris Photo do not miss going along to Polycopies on the boat Concorde-Atlantique moored on the Siene a few minutes walk from the Grand Palais.
Founded in 2014 by the photo luminaries Laurent Chardon and Sebastian Hau, as always Polycopies is a total dedication to the photo book. I describe then event as authentic, it is that because at Polycopies there is a chance to meet the photographers (this year Pieter Hugo, Takashi Homma, JH Engström and Roger Ballen among many others) and publishers all of different stripes. All brought together in an intimate setting.
Polycopies say this: Since 2014 Polycopies has been hosting every year a selection of 35 specialised international photo book publishers. Polycopies is an association for the distribution and promotion of the photographic edition, which for four days during Paris-Photo becomes a large ephemeral bookshop, a space completely dedicated to photo books. Although Polycopies is first of all a market place, it has also become an important place to meet where a lively crowd of amateurs, collectors, photographers and publishers of different horizons share and confront their ideas on photography, better understand the stakes of publishing, exchange on discoveries made and favorite books, or even show their book dummies and see new projects come to live.
Exhibitors this year include:
/ AKINA BOOKS (It) / CAFE LEHMITZ PHOTOBOOKS (De) / CESURA (It) / CHACO BOOKS (Es) / CHOSE COMMUNE (fr) / DALPINE (Es) / DIENACHT (De) / EDICIONES ANÓMALAS (Es) / EDITIONS BESSARD (Fr) / LES EDITIONS QUEBECOISES (Ca) / EINER BOOKS (No) / FOTOHOF (At) / GWINZEGAL (Fr) / HERMANN LOHSS (De) / HOXTON MINI PRESS (Gb) / JIAZAZHI PRESS (Cn) / JOURNAL (Se) / KAUNAS (Lt) / MILLION BOOKS (De) / OODEE (Gb) / PHOTOBOOK PUBLISHERS NETWORK (Us) / PHOTOBOOKS FROM TURKEY (Tr) / PHREE (Es) / POURSUITE (Fr) / RODOVID (Ua) / RUSSIAN INDEPENDENT SELFPUBLISHED (Ru) / SKINNERBOOX (It) / THE ERISKAY CONNECTION (Nl) / TROLLEY BOOKS (Gb) / ZEN FOTO & SHASHASHA (Jp) /
Polycopies is open:
Wednesday Nov. 09: noon to 9pm / Thursday Nov. 10: 11am to 9pm / Friday Nov. 11: 11am to 10:30pm / Saturday Nov. 12: 11am to 6pm.
You can go to the Polycopies website HERE for among other things a list of the book signings.