Filter Photo welcomes photo book enthusiasts to a casual monthly gathering that explores the photographic book form through historical and contemporary examples. Each session will present a series of books for discussion and participants are invited to bring in additional books to consider with the group. Books will be examined for a synergy of both form and content, historical relevance, production qualities, and cultural impact.
The photographic book as a vehicle for sharing images ostensibly began with Anna Atkins Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions in 1843 with only three copies produced. Today we enjoy an immense selection of art books that feature a sweeping range of photographic art. The book form is iconic on coffee tables and in collections as a representation of taste and intelligence. Enjoy a lively conversation each month with fellow photobook lovers.
Presented By: Erin Hoyt, Caitlin Peterson, and Grace Tenneh Kromah