The Photobook of Tomorrow

Sunday 23 September 2018
12.00 - 14.00

Location: Annex 

12.00 - 12.45 - Shaping the Field

Ana Casas Broda (co-founder, INFRAMUNDO  and HYDRA + FOTOGRAFÍA, Mexico), Lotte Sprengers (co-head of the Photography department at the Royal Academy of Art in the Netherlands), Lucy Soutter (Course Leader, MA Photography Arts, University of Westminster, the UK) and Nicolas Polli (assisting teacher, ECAL, Switzerland) will speak about the academies’ agendas regarding photobooks, their views on the role of a photobook in an emerging artists’ practice and developing the educational programmes supporting photobook production. Moderated by Daria Tuminas (head of Unseen Book Market).

Ana Casas Broda
A photographer and co-funder of Hydra, a platform to generate projects related to the medium of photography: photobooks, exhibitions, collecting, an educational program and since 2018 INFRAMUNDO, a new publishing project of Hydra, by Ana, José Luis Lugo and Ramon Pez that includes 22 photobooks.

Lotte Sprengers
A co-head of the Photography department at the Royal Academy of Art in the Netherlands. Together with her colleague Rob Hornstra she recently started a new master program Photography & Society educating socially-engaged photographers of the 21st century.

Lucy Soutter
An artist, critic and art historian. She writes about contemporary art and photography for publications including Afterimage, Source, 1000 Words and Aperture, and is the author of Why Art Photography? (2nd edn. Abingdon: Routledge, 2018)

Nicolas Polli
A photographer and graphic designer currently working in Lausanne. Selected as finalist for the Festival Images Dummy award, Luma Foundation Dummy Awards, Unseen Dummy Awards, Kassel dummy award and Prix Photoforum Bienne. In 2018 he won the prestigious Swiss Design Award.

12.50 - 14.00 - Manifesto
7 students of MA Photography Arts, University of Westminster, ECAL, and INFRAMUNDO and HYDRA + FOTOGRAFÍA will present their photobooks and will read out the manifestos on the future of photobooks and how they see the development of the field.

Karla Hiraldo Voleau, Hola Mi Amol (ECAL)
Eline Benjaminsen, Where the money is made (KABK)
Angeniet Berkers, Echo (KABK)
Zong Jhan Li, The Pivot Point (University of Westminster)
Henry Rice, Humanz (University of Westminster)