BAPHOTO 2018: AN ODE TO PHOTOBOOKS
Within the framework of BAphoto fourteenth edition that inaugurates on Thursday, Larivière Foundation will hold an award for photobook projects for Latin American artists.
Within the framework of BAphoto fourteenth edition that inagurates on Thursday, Larivière Foundation will hold an award for photobook projects for Latin American artists.
Larivière Foundation Prize, organized by BAphoto and Larivière Publisher –specialized in photography books publisher with more than twenty years of experience- consists of an open call for all those Latin American artists who want to participate on it. During BAphoto 2018 a group of finalists models selected by the jury will be presented. In addition, the winner of the prize will obtain the publication and distribution of his photobook thanks to Larivière Publisher.
In addition, BAphoto 2018 presents Photobook Tijuana, a space dedicated specifically to the photobook culture. Comissioned by Ana Luiza Fonseca, Photobook Tijuana is organized with the collaboration of the Brazilian fair specialized in photobooks: every year, Tijuana and BAphoto gather publishers that work on different formats and techniques for the production of artists' books.
Regarding the space of the fourteenth edition of BAphoto, Fonseca explained: "For photography, the photobook represents a possibility as transgressive as the artist's book for contemporary art. Transgressive because it reinforces the freedom of expression, since independent producers do not need the authorization of a system, and thus generate their own space of circulation. To make works that are books is to live in marginality. It is manufacturing objects that do not belong to galleries or bookstores. That is why the fairs dedicated to these publishing houses are so important to keep the production of books alive ".
Larivière Foundation Prize finalists:
Wanting to Meet Robert Frank, by Damasia García del Solar; Infancia Proyectada, by Eduardo Longoni; ¿Qué es ser alguien?, by Dana Balajovsky; Historia de una Lata, by Eric Markowki; La Mértrica y la lágrima, by Marcos Goymil; La escuela habitada, by María E. Hechen; Mario. Saved Calls, by Martín Weber; Montaraz, by Martín Estol; Nacional B, by Santiago Hafford; y Ana, by Sol Kutner.