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In his chapter ‘Cannibalizing Photography’, published in the recently released third volume of The Photobook: A History, Gerry Badger presents a wide-ranging selection of photobooks by artists and author-photographers who ‘feed of the art of the past’. I like the term ‘cannibalizing’ much better, being less cryptic, than the sophisticated art-historical term ‘appropriating’. ‘Cannibalizing’ goes …

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                Working in FilemakerPro on a database, I like to give you a preview of  an anthology in progress. The challenge is sorting and categorizing photobooks on found photographs, published since 1966. Sofar 61 titles have been collected and described. Erik Kessels, Joachim Schmid, Elisabeth Tonnard, Mariken Wessels and  Peter …

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        Herewith I invite you to participate in a book project and create together AN ANTHOLOGY OF PHOTOBOOKS ON FOUND PHOTOGRAPHS. The publication will be based on both the advice by experts in the field (ERIK KESSELS, JOACHIM SCHMID, MARIKEN WESSELS, PETER PILLER, ELISABETH TONNARD a.o. – providing lists with titles) and YOUR …

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Of the 35 photobooks and catalogues nominated for the Photobook Award Shortlist 2015 a third is fitting into a genre on the march, definitely since the launch of OHIO Photomagazine in the mid 1990s: ‘Photobooks of Found Photographs’, but actually starting way before, in the 1960s. Some comments and comparisons. Good 70s by Mike Mandell, has not …

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  Mirelle Thijsen: Your large size photobook 2005-510117385-5 (2009) and the two recent publications Menos-Valia [Auction] (2012) and AOI [COD.19.I.I.43] – AZ7 [S/COD.23] (2013) are striking conceptual artworks on found photography.  In this question-and-answer e-mail exchange with you, I suggest we discuss your latest awarded book in relationship to the other two publications on found …

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MT: First of all my congratulations to you for being the winner of the PhotoBook of The Year 2012. David Galjaard winner in The First PhotoBook category received 10.000 EUR. What kind of award did you get?  AP: Nothing. Just a nice letter, telling me everything is fine. That is nice too, a nice letter! …

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CONCRESCO by Dutch photographer David Galjaard (DG) is awarded 10.000,00 USD in the First Photobook  category, by Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards 2012. It’s Galjaards first photobook and self published. A plane publication, looking like a stretched cash book, 5 cm taller than A4, a little wider. A communist red cover with flaps, Swiss binding, embossing …

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1. Unfinished Father by Erik Kessels, published by RVB is a personal book about his father’s ‘hobby’. A beautiful theme, a graceful way of parting, by way of experiencing his meticulous proceedings, by feeling and smelling the environment, the tools and objects, and roaming the workshop. Erik’s father suffered a stroke and left his work …

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Today, one month before the first day of Christmas, I decided to make a selection of thirteen author/photographer books and one exhibition catalogue to represent the high quality of photobooks issued in the highly productive calendar year 2014. What is remarkable is that, except for the children’s book and the photo magazine for kids, all …

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