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SEMINAR: Photobooks: Publish and Be Seen!

5 February 2019

Join Spencer Murphy, Martin Usborne and Prof. Paul Wenham-Clark and hear about their experiences of making photobooks.  Together they will discuss the importance or editing, layout, quality, distribution and marketing.
Photobooks: Publish and be seen!
AUB Photography Seminar @ The Photographers’ Gallery
Speakers Spencer Murphy & Martin Usborne (Hoxton Mini Press).
Introduced by Prof. Paul Wenham-Clarke
22nd Fri Feb 2019, 14.00 – 17.00
Photobooks are notoriously expensive to produce and it can be very hard to find a publisher that is willing to risk time and money on your dream project. However, the advantages of working with one are great, invalidates the work, raises the photographers’ profile, and most importantly leads to wider distribution to the photographic community and beyond.
In the seminar, Taylor-Wessing winner Spencer Murphy will describe the production of his Urban Dirt Bikersproject and how with the help of Martin Usborne of Hoxton Mini Press they created a stunning Photobook. Martin is unusual, as he is an internationally recognised fine art photographer in his own right and also the co-founder of Hoxton Mini Press. Together they will discuss the importance of editing, layout, quality, distribution and marketing.
The talk is free but you must book a place,
The Photographers’ Gallery
16-18 Ramillies St, Soho, London W1F 7LW
Spencer Murphy
Spencer Murphy was the 2013 overall winner of the National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize and his work is held in the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection. He divides his time between creating his own artwork and taking on photographic commissions. Spencer has contributed to numerous magazines, including The Guardian Weekend, Time, Monocle, Wallpaper, Rolling Stone, GQ, and Dazed and Confused, and his work has been exhibited throughout Europe and North America.
Martin Usborne
Martin has been exhibited in London, Paris, LA, Sao Paulo and Recontre D’Arles. His highly successful books projects include I’ve lived in east London for 85 1/2 years, Where hunting dogs Rest, Fox about Town and The Silence of dogs in cars. He will be talking about why he felt that he needed to set up his own publishing company and what he thinks makes a successful photobook.
Prof. Paul Wenham-Clarke
The event is run by Professor Paul Wenham-Clarke, Course Leader, MA Commercial Photography at the Arts University Bournemouth. Paul is an Association of Photographers Gold Award winner and has been exhibited widely including The Victoria & Albert Museum, Somerset House, The National Portrait Gallery and has been featured on the BBC2 Culture Show.

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