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PHOTOBOOK: RESET

EMOP Opening Days 2018

Over the past 10 years, the self-publishing revolution‘s DIY ethos has re-energized a conservative and backward-thinking publishing industry. The creative input of a new generation of authors and makers has democratized the world of the photobook, proving both the medium’s strength and its capacity for experimentation and artistic expression. Simultaneously, countless releases by major publishers and small presses, self-published volumes and print-on-demand products are on display at an ever-increasing (and increasingly indistinguishable) number of photo and book fairs. The book market has long been oversaturated by an impossible-to-ignore sea of publications. The photobook world is in crisis, both economically and existentially. Around the world, new digital technologies have created new means of production, communication and distribution. So what is next for the photobooks? What new forms should the photobook take? It is time for a fundamental reconsideration, innovative ideas, and a fresh start – Photobook: RESET aims to inspire radical thinking around the form and content of the photobook. As the name suggests, the project wants to prompt a reset and provide an environment in which to consider new possibilities, ideas and opportunities outside of the usual parameters. Photobook: RESET was curated by Bruno Ceschel and hosted by C/O Berlin.

With the experts
Alain Bieber, Director NRW-Forum Düsseldorf (DE)
Lou Cantor . Artist Collective (DE)
Lerato Dumse, Poet + Activist Inkanyiso Collective (ZA)
Nathan Jones, Artist + Co-Author Artists Re:thinking the Blockchain (UK)
Jess Row . Novelist + Critic (US)
Together with thirty further international guests.

FRI 28 SEP 2018

20:00 . OPENING ASSEMBLY

SAT 29 SEP 2018

10:00 – 17:00 . WORKSHOPS
18:00 . PANEL DISCUSSION

SUN 30 SEP 2018

10:00–13:00 . WORKSHOPS
16:00 . FINAL ASSEMBLY

Application closed. More info: www.photobookreset.com