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  • Photobook Club Melbourne meetup - celebrating World Photobook Day

Photobook Club Melbourne meetup - celebrating World Photobook Day

17 October 2017

7-8.30pm at MGA.

PBC Melbourne is a social group of photobook lovers, collectors and makers. Our meetups are casual events, chatting and sharing our favourites, hand-made treasures, new purchases or recent borrows from the library! 

Saturday 14 October is 'World Photobook Day' so this meetup will be a slightly belated celebration.

All welcome, no bookings required.

 


Since 2013, every October 14th, Photobook Club Madrid and the world are celebrating the anniversary of the purchase by the British Museum of the first known photobook: Photographs of British algae. Cyanotype impressions, by Anna Atkins. This first copy is now in the British Library.

October 14th was a Saturday in 1843, and the person that wrote this date on the book couldn't imagine that 174 years later, a bunch of photobook enthusiasts around the globe would remember this small gesture. On this 2017 Photobook Day also falls on Saturday, and what better occasion to celebrate it and toast the creator of this wonderful publication: Anna Atkins. This will be our motto for this year #AToastToAnna.

We celebrate our passion for photobooks, we rejoice that Anna Atkins bound some cyanotypes, we commemorate every book we have on our shelves, we applaude all the libraries buying photobooks and photozines, we love every person who loves photobooks!

World Photobook Day is a collaboration between PhotoBook Club Madrid and Matt Johnston, Founder of PhotoBook Club community.

Keep an eye on #PhotoBookDay on your favourite social site.

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