BOOKS FROM POLAND
Open Photobook Club Poland library and exhibition
by Fresh From Poland and Paper Beats Rock
as a part of Istanbul Photobook Festival, May 2016
Istanbul Photobook Festival
27-29 May 2016
Mimar Sinan University, Fındıklı Campus, Istanbul
The field of the photobooks in Poland is flourishing in the past few years. Having not very developed publishing market, artists in our country are heading for self-publishing and handmade books. On the other hand, there is a variety of books published by Polish artists by the few big publishing houses, festivals, galleries and sometimes abroad. Not many of them have been seen out of Poland. But there is plenty of hidden gems. There is a whole new world do discover. And we would like to help you to access this world.
A collaborative project of FRESH FROM POLAND and PAPER BEATS ROCK aims to present and popularize up-and-coming topic of Polish photography. It showcases the most interesting photobooks and independent photographic publications from recent years collected through months of research, workshops and submissions. Polish young photography becomes recently significantly more appreciated worldwide. By creating a friendly space that enables visitors to get closer to the field of Polish photo publications we intend to create awareness and support cooperation between independent publishers located in different parts of the world and the artists who as a part of their practice create photobooks.