Two other exciting events are happening around the time of the CODEX Book Fair and Symposium in the Bay area, and I am lucky to be participating in both. The first is a show at RayKo Photo Center Gallery, run by Ann Jastrab, and located at 428 Third St. in San Francisco. The show is called The Visual Voice: New Photo Book Narratives, and is sponsored by PhotoAlliance. I have two photobooks in this show. A link to information about the show is here. The exhibition is on view from February 5 through March 3, 2015, with the opening reception on February 5 between 6 and 8 pm.
The other event in also sponsored by PhotoAlliance under the coordination of Steve Woodall, with the additional sponsorship of The San Francisco Art Institute, CODEX, and Blurb. It takes place at SFAI. On Friday, February 6th at 7:30 pm there will be two keynote addresses given, one by Clifton Meador and the other by Michael Light. This should be very interesting. Clif always gives terrific lectures and is one of the very best artists working using the photo artist' book form. I have long admired Michael Light's books like Full Moon and my favorite One Hundred Suns. It should be an interesting evening.
The next day, Saturday, there will be an all-day symposium at SFAI, starting at 9:00 am. Here is a link to the Photo Books Today Symposium. There will be a number of panels including ones titled Publishing Models, another called From Design Concept to Distribution (I am giving a presentation at this one) and Photobooks and Their Audience. There will be breakout sessions and at the end of the day a reception. I'm looking forward to it.
Many thanks to all of the folks at PhotoAlliance for putting these two very interesting events together, including Steve Woodall, Ann Jastrab, Luis Delgado, Toni Graves, John DeMerritt and many others.