PHOTO 2024 Photobook Market

Applications for Photobook Market Stalls are closed


Sat & Sun 23–24 March 2024

Abbotsford Convent, Magdalen Laundry, 1 St Heliers St Abbotsford VIC 3067


About the PHOTO 2024 Photobook Weekend

The Photobook Weekend celebrates the role of photobooks in contemporary photographic practice. The two-day program will cater to those passionate about photobooks with a photobook market, exclusive displays of photobook awards, hands on workshops, panel discussions, and book launches. Photobook fans will have the opportunity to browse and purchase some of the newest and most respected names in contemporary photobook publishing. At PHOTO 2024 we are excited to be bringing our Photobook Weekend to Abbotsford Convent for the first time.

Photobook Market Stall Application

PHOTO 2024’s Photobook Market will be your opportunity to promote, sell and network amongst other photobook lovers. As a participant, you will be joining a line-up of leading artists, publishers, designers, and photobook advocates. Applications for the Photobook Market will be reviewed and selected by Pippa Milne (Associate Curator, Photo Australia) with our Photobook Weekend co-curators Matt Dunne (Tall Poppy Press), Rohan Hutchison (acb press) and Angus Scott (Photo Collective).

Check out our PHOTO 2022 Photobook Weekend page for more info. Read on for guidelines and how to apply.

PHOTO 2024 Photobook Market will be held at Abbotsford Convent for the first time. Photo: Tony Miller

PHOTO 2024 Photobook Market will be held at Abbotsford Convent for the first time. Photo: Tony Miller

Stall Options

You can pick between the following table options for your stall:

Single Tables
Open to photographers, artists, book and magazine publishers, distributors and sellers.

  • Table size: 183 x 76 cm
  • Cost: $50

Shared Tables
All applicants are welcome to apply to share a table with another publisher or artist.

You can either nominate who you would like to share with or if you would like us to allocate you a table with someone else, please check this box on the form.

There is a maximum of two stallholders per table.

  • Table size: 183 x 76 cm
  • Cost: $75 ($37.50 each)

Double Tables
Open to book and magazine publishers, distributors and sellers seeking larger display or more seating capacity (maximum four people).

A double table preference will be considered but is not guaranteed.

  • Table size: 366 x 76 cm
  • Cost: $90

Table Displays

  • Stallholders are encouraged to be creative with their displays.
  • Tabletop book stands, display copies, and pull up banners are all excellent options for showcasing your brand or initiative.
  • All tables will come with a black tablecloth, and chairs according to booking size.
  • Any externally sourced furniture is subject to prior approval, please email us directly to discuss.
  • Please note that there will be no wall space available as the North Magdalen Laundry is a heritage listed building, and wall hangings are not permitted.
  • Stallholders will be required to set up their stands on the afternoon of Friday 22 March.

What to submit

The Photobook Market is a photography focused publishing event – we want to hear how passionate you are about photobooks!

Please describe:

  • Who you are
  • What you are proposing to sell at the Photobook Market
  • Explain your intended table set up, and provide visual examples where possible, to help us understand exactly what you would like to display
  • For example: photobooks, photography-specific catalogues, monographs, zines or related printed material
  • Highlight what’s new and exciting – are there any notable books you’ve recently launched/are launching?


  • Please submit high-quality images of your work
  • This material should include your publication as well as any relevant projects or exhibitions

Event Ideas

  • Proposals for event ideas are welcome.
  • Stallholders in previous years have held book launches and book signings during the Photobook Weekend with great success. Let us know your suggestions for anything you would like to be part of.

When to submit

Applications close Wed 20 Sep 2023 5pm AEDT.

Applicants will be notified of outcome Tue 24 Oct 2023 5PM AEDT.

Please note that applying does not guarantee participation.

Submit via our online application form.

For any questions, contact:
Rohan Hutchinson, Matt Dunne & Angus Scott
+61 3 9413 2776

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March