Celebrating the first photobook, „born“ in 1843: Anna Atkins‚ beautiful „Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions (1843–53)„, Catalogued into the British Library 170 years ago today.

For this occasion we’ve put together a couple of useful links & resources around photobooks below.

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Photobook Websites/Blogs

The PhotoBook
Photoobook reviews, news about photographic book publishing and photobook events, published by photographer Douglas Stockdale.

The Independent Photobook
The Independent Photo Book announces independently published and/or produced photography books or zines, which are not available via Amazon or other standard outlets. The blog’s founders and editors are Jörg Colberg and Hester Keijser.

Paper Journal / Photobooks
Launched in 2013, online magazine Paper Journal is updated weekly and aims to bring you the very best in contemporary visual arts.
Based in London but with contributors from all over the world, Paper Journal shifts its focus onto innovative visual artists and their contribution to the site,  whether that be a book review, an audio/ visual studio visit, or an interview with a fellow photographer.
Paper Journal was founded and is edited by Patricia Karallis.

Josef Chladek
Virtual book shelf & occasional reviews.

One year of books
Great photobook Tumblr by Paris based Publisher/Editor Laurence Vecten.

Lost in Publications
Trying to bring structure to the immense amount of photo publications. Each page presents another photographer and his/her work. Edited by Sören Schuhmacher.

Have a Nice Book
Online photobook library in video format
A project about books and photography by Yosigo (Jose Javier Serrano, Donostia, 1981) and Salva López (Barcelona, 1984). Two photographers and photobook enthusiasts.
We understand Have a Nice Book as a platform for content distribution where everything related to printed photography is allowed. From great classics to self-edited books, going through fanzines and new publications. Our goal is to create one of the biggest online libraries about photobooks in video format. This is a nonprofit initiative, we merely want to share and disseminate the photography and book´s culture.

Claxton Projects
Photography books we’ve found, rediscovered & love.

The Claxton Projects website is a curated selection of contemporary and vintage photography books from the Claxton Projects library. This archive includes books by some of photography’s most distinguished, imaginative and inventive artists and is intended to provide an introduction to new collectors, whilst highlighting the occasional overlooked title to the more seasoned photography book enthusiast. Above all else, Claxton Projects is a celebration of great photography books and the wonderful images within.
Founder and editor Tom Claxton is a New York based photographers’ agent.

Des livres et des photos
Photobook news, reviews and interviews by Rémi Coignet.
→ English version: The Printed Space

Mrs. Deane
by Hester Keijser

Photography in New York, photobooks and photographers I love. Edited by Helka Aleksdóttir.

Little Brown Mushroom / LBM Blog
The blog of Little Brown Mushroom (LBM) – a small publishing house located in St. Paul, Minnesota, established in 2008 by Alec Soth. Working closely with photographers, writers and designers, LBM is committed to experimenting with new ways of creating and distributing visual stories.

Bint Photobooks
Dutch blog on photobooks
…Photography is the visual medium of the modern world. As a means of recording, and as an art form in its own, it pervades our lives and shapes our perceptions…

The Photobook Club
The Photobook Club aims to promote and enable discussion surrounding the photo book format online, and in person. The Photo Book Club is run by Matt Johnston.

Photobook reviews.

Photography to Watch is an educational resource which features video interviews, lectures & films about photojournalism, documentary & fine art photography. DEVELOP Tube is a facet of DEVELOP Photo, a project of Erica McDonald, NYC based photographer and educator.

Conscientious / Photobook reviews section
Conscientious is a website dedicated to contemporary fine-art photography. It offers daily profiles of photographers, in-depth interviews, exhibition and book reviews, and general articles about photography and related issues. Founded and edited by Jörg M. Colberg.

Started in 2008, AMERICAN SUBURB X is an ever-growing archive and fiercely edited look at photography’s always relevant past, rapidly shifting present and dramatically unfolding future. The mission is to provide and provoke, to educate and titillate those who are obsessed with art, photography, visual culture and all of their beautiful moving parts.

Photobook Libraries/Stores

The Library Project

Dubin, Ireland
A public resource library around Photography created for you to enjoy, already holding over 900 items from 180 publishers worldwide, complemented by a specialist bookshop and a gallery, right at the heart of Dublin.
Imagine a library dedicated to Photography and Image Culture with unique, contemporary publications from all over the world, free for you to enjoy. Initiated in 2011 by Claudi Nir and Ángel Luis González Fernández, from PhotoIreland, the first phase of ‘The Library Project’ sets out to offer the public an on-going collection of the latest photobooks, magazines and zines, produced by independent publishing companies, well-established, large publishing houses and self published.

Indie Photobook Library
Washington, DC, USA
Founded by Larissa Leclair in 2010, the Indie Photobook Library is an archive of self-published and indie published photobooks. This includes DIY, photobooks independently published and distributed, photography exhibition catalogs, print on-demand photobooks, artist books, zines, photobooks printed on newsprint, limited edition photobooks, and non-English language photography books, etc. The iPL promotes and showcases the books in the collection through international pop-up and feature-length exhibitions, articles, conferences, guest lectures, and also preserves them as a non-circulating public library.

Bookshop Index
A handy directory of independent art bookshops around the world.

Skalitzer Str. 68, im Hinterhof, 10997 Berlin/Kreuzberg, U1 Schlesisches Tor
Motto Berlin, a store dedicated to books, magazines, artists’ publications and editions.
Various presentations and publication launches take place every month. Several exhibitions also take place during the year.

25Books Berlin
Brunnenstraße 152, 10115 Berlin/Mitte
Fotografie ist unsere Leidenschaft. Auf unserer Website präsentieren wir handverlesene Fotobücher, neue Titel auf der aktuellen Bestenliste, eine kleine Auswahl weiterer herausragender Arbeiten in unserer Backlist und dazu Sondereditionen und streng limitierte Vorzugsausgaben. In unserem Store in der Brunnenstraße zeigen wir außerdem regelmäßig Ausstellungen von bekannten oder noch nicht entdeckten Fotografen und Fotografinnen, Buchpräsentationen geben Ihnen Gelegenheit, mit Künstlern und Verlegern ins Gespräch zu kommen.

Local Photobook Events

Gallery of Photography
Dublin, Ireland
Monday October 14th 2013, 6.30 – 8.00pm
Photobook Club event „Distributing and Selling your Photobook“

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