Photobook Bristol 2015: Provisional Programme

May 21, 2015

The time is drawing close and Team Photobook Bristol are putting the final touches to the weekend programme. In the meantime - here's an overview of how the weekend will take shape (obviously subject to change up until the event). 

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Friday 12th June     

12.30pm Doors open

13.30 –15.00 "Black Country Stories"

Black Country Stories is one of the most notable social documentary projects developed in Britain in recent years. Based in West Bromwich and organised by the community arts agency Multistory, Black Country Stories has developed around a number of prestigious commissions involving photographers, writers and film-makers. For Photobook Bristol Emma Chetcuti, Director of Multistory, will introduce three of the current commissions with Liz Hingley, Daniel Meadows and Hans Eijkelboom, to give an insight into this ambitious, on-going body of work.

15.30 – 16.30 

Peter Mitchell “A Vague History of the Late 20th Century”

Jeff Ladd  “29 years in 29 minutes”

17.00 –18.30 

Martin Parr “Parr on Books”
For once Martin Parr actually talks about his own books, rather than those by other people!

Nicoló Degiorgis “Book Follows Photo” 
Nico will talk about the basic principles applied at Rorhof in the process of making of a photobook.

19.30 Food

Music and Bar till 12.00

Nicolo Degiorgis

Saturday 13th June     

9.15am Doors open

9.30 – 10.30  "PhotoBiblioMania"
Panel discussion led by David Solo with Jeff Ladd and Martin Parr. Meandering ways of talking about photobooks and the impact on the books themselves. 

11.00 – 12.30 "The First Photobook"
A series of 3 talks and a panel discussion moderated by Colin Pantall. Eamonn Doyle, Kate Nolan and Kazuma Obara will talk about the challenges, successes and surprises of making their critically acclaimed first photobooks.

12.45 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30  Talks by Laia Abril, Ramon Pez and Bieke Depoorter

16.00 - 17.00  David Chandler in conversation with Tom Wood

17.30 – 18.30  Quiz hosted by Stephen Bull
With Anna Fox, Corinne Noordenbos, Martin Parr and Erik Kessels (and special thanks to Thomas Wiegand for devising some of the questions) 

19.30 Food  
21.00 Live music from Mik Artistik

Bar till 12.00

Martin Parr

Sunday 14th June     

9.15am Doors open

9.30 - 10.30 "Lets talk about Money"
Panel about funding and related topics led by Lewis Bush. With Mark Power
Emma Chetcuti and Craig Atkinson.

10.45 Stephen Bull in conversation with Catherine Balet

11.15 Carolyn Drake “Wild Rivers: a journey in self-publishing”
Carolyn will talk about how she turned two long term projects into photobooks - concept, 
collaboration, and distribution.

12.30 Anna Fox

13.15 Erik Kessels “Storytelling with Vernacular Photography”
Over a period of 10 years Erik Kessels has made many books and exhibitions out of the passion for vernacular and amateur photography. In this lecture he will highlight his latest projects and publications and give an insight in collecting and editing the photographs often found online or on flea markets from all over the world. Another subject of the lecture is the role of images in the time we live in and how you can look at these in other ways than simply consuming them.
15.30 Buffet
19.00 Live music from Andy Sheppard 

Bar till 12.00

Lara El-Tantawy
PLUS: Laura El Tantawy, Mariela Sancari, and Peter Mitchell will be launching their new books at the festival.