PAPER BEATS ROCK
Paper Beats Rock is a foundation and a DIY project dedicated to visual education. We’ve been fascinated by zine culture, photobooks and all the people that stand behind it. Our main goal is to support, promote and aggregate works of artists from South-eastern Europe. Paper Beats Rock is also a publishing house and from the very beginning, it was one of our dreams to create a comprehensive library containing a permanent collection – travelling or stationary – but most of all accessible for everyone and dedicated to photographic publications.
FRESH FROM POLAND
Fresh From Poland is an art platform created out of the need to fill up the gap in publishing and promoting new Polish photography worldwide. Focused on exploring new trends and activities in contemporary photography organization deliberately crosses the boundaries of the medium in its traditional meaning. Besides showcasing best examples of the photographic works platform looks into to the other art forms existing between traditional photography and disciplines such us: books, digital graphic, documentary, fashion, and collage. Looking for new perspectives and introducing innovative approach Fresh From Poland aims to share works of young, yet not always well-known artists with the wider, international audience and at the same time create opportunities for development. In addition to daily online publications, platform expands their activity towards organizing events, exhibitions, publishing books and zines.
FUAM (Photography Practice and Research Centre) is a non-profit organisation within Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. FUAM achieved it’s first project in 2015, as part of Istanbul Development Agency’s Creative Industry Development Financial Support Program which is focused on the “Photography Design, Development and Producing Lab Foundation” project, aiming to support the rising phenomenon of “PHOTOBOOK“s which have a great importance for young photographers to produce and share.
As part of this project, FUAM organized 4 workshops with the guidance of internationally distinguished photobook experts, open to international participants and supported the production of nearly 50 dummy books, alongside the printing process of these books as limited edition artist books after the workshops.