How We See—Photobooks by Women

Thu. Oct 25, 2018 at 6:30pm EDT
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150 years after the publication of the first photobook, experts examine how the groundbreaking form paved the way for artists who produce avante-garde photobooks today.

In 1853 Anna Atkins published Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions (1843-1853), a work considered bymany to be the first photobook. Coinciding with the Library’s exhibition, Blue Prints: The Pioneering Photography of Anna Atkins, non-profit 10x10 Photobooks is launching a collection of works created by artists for whom Atkins paved the way. How We See: Photobooks by Women explores the distinctive content, design and intellectual attributes in photobooks produced by women. 

Olga Yatskevich, co-founder of 10x10 Photobooks 
Lesley Martin, Creative Director of Aperture Foundation
Daria Tuminas, Unseen Book Market and Unseen Dummy Award 

For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A standby line will form one hour before the program.

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Celeste Auditorium at South Court (1st Floor) The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10016