ICPT2016 PHOTOBOOK EXHIBITION OPEN CALL

Photography and the Everyday

In a time when the global publishing industry is in dire straits and the
book in its physical form is threatened by digits the photobook seems  to
be going through a revival. That is partly due to the very technologies
that  initially appeared to be threatening the physical existence  of the
photo book; digital technologies which provided unprecedented
possibilities/opportunities for self or commercial publishing. Laying out
and producing zines, photobook dummies, home-made photobooks,
print-per-order publications and the like have never been easier. As a
result the photobook is currently flourishing and remains  central as home
to photography. At the same  time the photobook many times comes through
as one of the most democratic and accessible  arts  mediums as it allows
ownership of art in a physical form by a wide and varied audience.

Acknowledging and responding  to the expanding impulse of creating,
disseminating and owing photobooks, as well as to its potential  as a
democratic medium, NiMAC (Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre
– Associated  with the Pierides Foundation) and IAPT (International
Association of Photography  and Theory) are pleased  to announce  a
special themed  photobook exhibition as part of the 4th International
Conference of Photography  and Theory (ICPT2016).

We invite submissions  of photobooks  whose content  falls within this
year’s ICPT theme, Photography and the Everyday. Content, in other words,
that  touches  upon, but is not limited to, the ways that vernacular
photography shapes  and is being shaped  by digital or other media, art
practices,  memory, individual and collective identities,  historical and
other narratives,  the social fabric, private and
public life. Both self-published  and commercially published photobooks
are eligible for submission.

The selected  books will be exhibited at NiMAC during the 4th
International Conference of Photography and Theory (ICPT2016) which will be
held between  2&4 December, 2016. The exhibition will be curated by Nicos
Philippou, Despo Pasia, Nicolas Lambouris and Yiannis Toumazis.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Please fill in your details  in the online application  form and upload
there:
•    A short description  of the project/photobook (300 words) in
English
•    A 250 word short bio in English
•    You may submit your book as an artist,  photographer, or
publisher
•    Submitted  books must have been produced/published, within the
last five years (2011-2016)
•    A physical copy of the book must be submitted,  as the
materiality of the  production will be taken
into consideration for the final selection
•    You may submit more than one book. Each entry must be submitted
with its own completed submission form, description  and bio.
•    Submission Deadline: All entries  must be postmarked by 14
October, 2016.
•    Photo book submissions  must be shipped and prepaid. There is no
fee for submitting  your book.

Please fill-in the online entry form
http://photographyandtheory.com/wp/application-for-photobook-exhibition and
post your book to the following address:
Marika Ioannou
Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre [NiMAC] Palias Ilektrikis 19, 1016
Nicosia, CYPRUS

Please note that  submitted books will not be returned, and will be housed
at NiMAC’s library as a resource  for research and for future displays.

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