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Open call for photobooks to be displayed as part of the exhibition On Landscape #1 in London in March

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Constructed Landscapes, 2013 © Dafna Talmour. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Today’s post is a heads up on an open call for (photo) books – short-run, handmade, self-published, book-dummy one offs – to be displayed in London in March during the exhibition On Landscape #1.

On Landscape #1 seeks to instigate a series of discussions, raise questions and incite debate on representations of landscape. A central element of the project will consist of an open call for self-published, handmade or short run books relating to the exhibition framework. The publications, on display throughout the exhibition, will provide a platform for wider debates around landscape whilst presenting an opportunity for emerging practitioners to showcase their work.

I will be on the book selection panel with Self Publish Be Happy founder, Bruno Ceschel.

Deadline for submissions: 3 February

Book call submission form/guidelines here.

The exhibition On Landscape #1 will take place at Guest Projects Bethnal Green London from 7-30 March 2014.

On Landscape # 1, which is the first of a series of exhibitions based on conversations between artists Minna Kantonen, Dafna Talmor ,and Emma Wieslander, aims to challenge pictorial representations of landscape. The exhibition at Guest Projects will feature photographic work by the three artists and a site-specific installation by invited artist Minna Pöllänen. The exhibition aims to engage with landscape in its widest sense by inviting theoreticians and practitioners working in the field of landscape to contribute to the show through a series of events.

On Landscape #1 Facebook Page
On Landscape #1 Crowdfunding Page

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Photo Training – Tri-pod calls for applicants for one-day Personal Photo Project Development workshop @ Roof Unit in London

Forgive me for the next post which is a bit of self-promotion, albeit as part of the initiative Tri-pod which I set up with photographer Wendy Pye last year.

Tri-pod is calling for applicants for its one-day Personal Photo Project Development workshop to be held @ Roof Unit in London. Facilitators in the afternoon are Diane Smyth (Deputy editor of British Journal of Photography), Miranda Gavin (Co-founder Tri-pod and deputy editor Hotshoe) and Sue Steward (arts writer and critic).

Day workshop runs from 10.00am – 5.30am. Cost £85 for the day, includes a light lunch. 12 participants maximum. As we are not funded, we are charging a fee for the day that takes into consideration the costs of running a workshop, developing the course, and paying the people we invite to facilitate. Given the current and dire climate for arts funding, we want to set up a self-sustaining initiative with a professional approach that acknowledges and compensates everyone we invite fairly.

A great deal of self-promotion takes place via social networks and blogs and I recently came across a site advising that, as a rule of thumb, only 1:10 messages should be self-interest related, otherwise it smacks of self-promotion. With this in mind, I’m conscious of making such a call but think that it is within reason.

For more information about the day, visit Tri-pod and click on the Day Workshops tab to find out about the Tri-pod ethos and approach. Please forward to any networks that you think may be interested in participating or discussing the work of Tri-pod.