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.
Please fill in your details in the online application form and upload
• A short description of the project/photobook (300 words) in
• A 250 word short bio in English
• You may submit your book as an artist, photographer, or
• 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
• Photo book submissions must be shipped and prepaid. There is no
fee for submitting your book.
Please fill-in the online entry form
post your book to the following address:
Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre [NiMAC] Palias Ilektrikis 19, 1016
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.