12-22 February 2015
at various venues
Festival Timeline & Program
The ten-day Festival will have more than 200 photobooks on display.
In addition to the Paris Photo-Aperture Awards finalists, books from Photobook Ireland’s Library Project, the Photobook Club UK and the Indie Photobook Library will be on display. A Book Fair is also scheduled with representation from local and international photobook publishers.
The winner of the Australian Photobook of the year award will be announced at the Photobook Melbourne opening on 12 February 2015!
About the festival
A contemporary photobook festival is the product of observation, conversation and collaboration.
With a deep passion for photography, typography and the printed book, we have curated a festival to engage, challenge and educate a photographic audience. A festival to exchange views on experimentation, curation and collaboration. Research through process and practice.
Photobook Melbourne is an artist-run, not for profit organization dedicated to creating a platform for experimental and innovative artistic photography and book making practices. A platform for artists, bookmakers and book lovers to discuss, examine and appreciate marvellous imagery and outstanding storytelling.
We will bring together expertise and insight directly from the world’s greatest photographers, graphic designers, curators, publishers & printers. Our aim is to share their knowledge with professional photographers, passionate amateurs and the inquisitive book lover. Initiating conversations about the nature of self publishing, form and function, practice and process.
Photobook Melbourne was founded by photographer, designer and editor Heidi Romano and Daniel Boetker-Smith, Director of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive. Learn more about them here!
To push and foster contemporary photographic artists by providing a platform for collaboration and experimentation. We support artists who are cultivating new ways of perceiving and engaging with the photographic medium.
Photobook Melbourne provides forums for exchange between artists, publishers and audiences – experiences that enable the expression of new ideas through gatherings, dialogue and collaboration.
We are committed to education. We have curated an extensive program of talks, and workshops for artists and the general public.
We also provide the opportunity for audiences to explore the breadth of contemporary photographic practices through exhibitions and award book collections.
Presenting the festival in the City of Melbourne, we are committed to being accessible, engaging audiences and communities.
For more info, please visit the festival website and the Facebook page: