Talk: Publishing and Distribution

Image: J Forsyth, [PHOTO 2021 Photobook Weekend]

Image: J Forsyth, PHOTO 2021 Photobook Weekend


22 May 2022

Sunday, 1-2pm (AEST)


Photography Studies College [i]
37-47 Thistlethwaite St, South Melbourne


Wheelchair access


Free, bookings required

In this three-part series experts will discuss the process of making photobooks in depth. From conceiving and shooting the project, design and creating the book as object, through to publishing, distribution and critique.

Part Three: Publishing and Distribution

The final panel conversation will discuss publishing, distribution and what makes a Photobook great. Makers will share their experiences of what they achieved by bringing their Photobook to life.

With Daniel Boetker-Smith, Rohan Hutchinson, Patricia Karallis, Dan Rule and chaired by Ying Ang.

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  • Ying Ang

    Working as artist, educator and curator, Ying Ang’s critically acclaimed book, Gold Coast, won the New York Photo Festival and Encontros Da Imagem book prizes for 2014. She fulfilled the role of chief curator for the Obscura Festival of Photography in Malaysia in 2016 and was the keynote speaker at the inaugural Photobook New Zealand. Her latest work, Bower Bird Blues, was a Vevey Images Grand Prix finalist, honorably mentioned for the Julia Margaret Cameron Award and exhibited in a solo show for Rencontres d’Arles in France in 2019. Ying was most recently featured in FIRECRACKERS: Female Photographers Now, a showcase of contemporary female photographers published by Thames & Hudson, and How We See: Photobooks By Women, featuring 21st-century photobooks by women photographers. Ying is currently teaching at the ICP in New York and is the Director of the Reflexions Masterclass in Europe and Le Space Gallery in Melbourne, Australia.

  • Daniel Boetker-Smith (AU)

    Daniel Boetker-Smith is the Director of the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, and the Founder of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive. He was previously Dean of Studies at Photography Studies College and is a regular contributor to a range of Australian and international print and online publications.



  • Rohan Hutchinson (AU)

    Rohan is a Melbourne based Photographer and Designer whose work questions the transformation of space and our relationship with the environment.

    He has worked and been an educator within the global art book market for over 10 years and his books are held in prominent collections including the V&A Museum National Art Library, New York Public Library, Printed Matter Inc, National Library of Australia, NGV Research Library, the National Art Gallery of Canada Library.

    Rohan’s been active in the art book fair community since 2015, fairs he has exhibited at include Paris Photo LA, Off-print Paris, Off-print London, Unseen Amsterdam, New York, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, UAE, Melbourne, in addition to this his work has been shortlisted for the NGV Prize for Art and Design Publishing 2019, Libris Art-book of the year 2016, and Australian photo-book of the year 2016.

    On the educational-based side of his practice, he is currently enrolled in the Masters of Communication Design course at RMIT where his focus is Publication design and works as a Mentor for the Master so Photography Program at PSC.

    In 2020 he founded acb press, a multidisciplinary publishing practice centered around the Photo-book.

  • Patricia Karallis (AU)

    Freelance photographer Patricia Karallis (Melbourne, Australia) is also Founding Editor in Chief of print and online magazine Paper Journal. Founded in 2013, Paper Journal aims to showcase contemporary photography in an exciting and engaging way. Paper Journal’s first print issue was nominated for a Lucie Award (2018) in the Photography Magazine of the Year category and, now sold out, can be found in the permanent collection of several educational and public institutions globally. Patricia has taken part in the jury for Photolucida Critical Mass 2017 and 2019, Verzasca Foto Awards 2019, Japan Photo Award 2019 and 2020, Australian Photobook of the Year 2017, has curated exhibitions, and has nominated artists for the MACK First Book Award, and BJP Ones to Watch.

  • Dan Rule (AU)

    Dan Rule is a publisher, writer and editor from Melbourne, Australia. He is the co-director of Perimeter Books, Perimeter Distribution and Perimeter Editions, for which he has published, edited and written for upward of 50 books on contemporary photographers and artists from around the world. He has published more than 3000 articles, reviews and interviews on art, photography, design and culture more widely for international publications and institutions.

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.

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