Thousandfold Celebrates World Photobook Day and Inaugurates Photobook Club Manila with an All-Day Book Party!
Along with the rest of the world, Thousandfold, the first photobook library in Manila, is celebrating World Photobook Day and invites you to an all-day Book Party on October 17, 2pm til midnight at Thousandfold in Taguig. Free entry for all!
In photobook history, October 14th marks the anniversary of the purchase by the British Museum of the first known photobook: Photographs of British Algae. Cyanotype impressions, by Anna Atkins in 1843 and is now considered by the global community as the birthday of Photobooks.
That’s 172 AWESOME YEARS of print and pleasure in pictures!
We have a full-day of activities lined up for everyone: Book Signings // Book Launches // BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Photobook Buffet mixer // FAQ Sesh to answer the burning question: “What is a Photobook???” // Introducing PHOTOBOOK CLUB MANILA // and at night, a special projection and intimate talk for Thousandfold’s converging platform for established and emerging photographers: PHOTOGRAPHER FOCUS. The second edition will feature Gino Javier, Geric Cruz, and Nana Buxani with their curated bodies of work and a conversation to follow. There will be special freebies to bookstore buyers and new sign-ups for Thousandfold Memberships. Lastly, it won’t be a party without some jam! DJs James Grr and Plainbeauty will be on deck to provide music.
THE CONTEMPORARY PHOTOBOOK LIVES! THOUSANDFOLD TURNS 1 MONTH AND BRINGS PHOTOBOOK CLUB MANILA TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
To those who are not familiar, Photobooks are unique author/artistic works from photographers who have distinct voices using photography and the printed format to share a perspective of the world. In recent years, the contemporary Photobook has been enjoying a resurgence in the prolific publishing of remarkable photobooks all over the globe. From the vanguard landmark photobooks from recent Spanish photographers, to the annual Photobook Awards by Aperture Foundation+Paris Photo, to the establishment of institutions around Photobooks such as the Photobook Museum in Germany, to the de-facto presence at major festivals for photography with special sections devoted to photobooks—from Paris Photo to Unseen in Amsterdam to Guatefoto in Guatemala, to Obscura Festival in Malaysia, Angkor Photo Festival in Cambodia, and Fotosemana Festival in Manila, the book has legs and is traveling far and wide. It seems the Photobook is now joined at the hip with what it means to become a contemporary photographer and, for the public, the intimate book-as-special-object has returned to be endeared by many.
Joining the global community of photobook lovers, Thousandfold is launching PHOTOBOOK CLUB MANILA—an open self-organizing group for the sharing and appreciation of photobooks with like-minded individuals. It wiil be officially introduced at the event and interested individuals are encouraged to join.
Here’s the link to the Facebook Event Page, where we continually update leading up to the 17th http://on.fb.me/1MhIdcD. Join us in Instagram (@ThousandfoldPH) where we’re sharing hashtags and “Shelf-ies”. Our hashtags: #Thousandfold #WorldPhotobookDay #PBCMNL
THOUSANDFOLD is the new active space for contemporary photography in Manila, recently opened to the public last September in Taguig. With 200++ fresh titles, it’s the first and only Library dedicated to Photobooks in the country. Thousandfold also functions as a multi-platform hub for photography offering WORKSHOPS, SMALL PRESS publishing projects, STUDIO RENTALS, and a specialty BOOKSTORE for local and international photobooks and magazine one can’t find anywhere else. Admissions to Thousandfold is Free for MEMBERS and P200 for Walk-Ins. Open hours Thursdays to Sundays, 12nn-7pm.
More than a century of Photobooks. Anna Atkins “Photographs of British Algae”, 1843.
Source : horniman.ac.uk
WORLD PHOTOBOOK DAY: THE F-A-Q PHOTOBOOK PARTY!
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
Entrance is FREE for all.
Food and drinks will be for sale.
For a Price List of photobooks available for purchase at the event, visit: www.thousandfold.org/store
BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Photobook Buffet: Meet and Greet with other photobook afficionados for showing/sharing favorite photobooks.
// Book Signings (the books have limited copies, come early to make sure)
+ “Fugue” by Czar Kristoff (last few copies)
+ “MONO” series by Erin Nøir
+ “New York Freeharmonic” by Mike Ricca
+ “Hunt & Gather, Terraria” and “DOMINION” by Wawi Navarroza
// Signed Copies
+ “Playground London” by Meryll Soriano
+ “Biyaheng Langit” by Electrolychee
+ “PAK!” and “Manila Boy” by Brian Sergio (last few copies)
+ “Scrap Book” by Hajime Kimura
+ “Gold Coast” by Ying Ang
Photobook Fun FAQ Sesh
// Intro/Welcome: World Photobook Day!
+ Projection: Anna Atkins first photobook of the world
+ Introducing: Photobook Club Manila
// Book Launches: New Photozines from PH
+ “MONO N⁰03” by Erin Nøir
+ “Seeing Through” by various film photographers
// Book Launches: PH Premiere of International Photobooks
+ “Lighght” by Dago Santos (PH/US)
+ “Scrap Book” by Hajime Kimura (JP)
+ “Gold Coast” by Ying Ang (AU/US)
+ “Traces” and “Confluence” by Ian Teh (MY/UK)
+ “Shauna” by Sean Lee (SG)
+ “Support Structures” by Isabella Capezio (AU)
+ “Places” by Alba Zari (IT)
Intermission / Eats / Drinks
Photographer Focus: Gino Javier
Photographer Focus: Geric Cruz
Photographer Focus: Nana Buxani
Music by James Grr and Plainbeauty (Thysz Adartse)
// FREE FotoSemana T-shirt for every bookstore purchase over PhP500
// Thousandfold Membership sign-ups offered with installment payment plan. More info: www.thousandfold.org/join
// Limited freebie issues of Scout magazine feat. Thousandfold List of Photobooks You Need to Know
Directions to venue: www.thousandfold.org/visit
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.