Announcing Photobook Bristol 2014

December 09, 2013

The first Photobook Weekend in the UK has been announced for June 2014.

The event will feature local photographer Martin Parr, as well as many others.

Co-hosted by IC Visual Lab and RRB Photobooks, the festival will take place between the 6th- 8th June at the Southbank Club in Bristol.

Confirmed participants include Joachim Schmid, Gerry Badger, Andy Sewell, Martin Parr, Jeff Ladd, Thomas Wiegand, Ken Grant, and Peter Mitchell, with more to be announced shortly.

There will be a space for Publishers and Booksellers and we are pleased that several confirmations have already been received, including Mack Books, Bernard Quaritch, Dewi Lewis, Phaidon, Photobookstore as well as RRB.

University Press Marketing will also host a stand representing smaller publishers.

The weekend will kick off with a talk by Martin & Gerry Not in Parr & Badger and end with a panel discussion on the future of the photobook. In between there will be sessions on documentary photobooks, the Iberian photobook, self-publishing, and many individual talks. Stephen Bull has kindly agreed to host another instalment of his Desert Island Photobook.

Both evenings will be accompanied by live music. Friday night will feature a well-known local Jazz band and on Saturday Mik Artistik from Leeds will be providing the entertainment.

In addition to good music and photography, Mark’s Bread (our favourite local eatery) have agreed to do the catering.

The venue is fairly small and intimate and tickets for the whole weekend will be limited. Tickets go on sale in January when the official website goes live.

If you want to be kept informed or have any further questions at this stage, please email