Talk: Regional Dialects: Photobook publishing around the world

Image: PHOTO 2022, Photobook Market. Photo by Will Hamilton-Coates.

Image: PHOTO 2022, Photobook Market. Photo by Will Hamilton-Coates.


23 March

Saturday, 10:45-11:30am (AEST)


Abbotsford Convent [i]
1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford
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What does photobook making look like in different parts of the world? How does publishing differ depending on where you are located? A global panel of experts share their insights and expertise.

Speakers include Daniel Boetker-Smith, Aquí y Allá, Hildy Law/Hong Kong Photobook Festival, Regina Anzenberger, Ann Shelton, Rohan Hutchison, Jana Hartman, Ming Liew.

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  • Hildy Law (HK)

    Hildy Law holds a bachelor’s degree in Public and Social Administration from The City University of Hong Kong and a MA in Fine Arts from Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is currently the chairlady of Lumenvisum which is a non-profit art organization in Hong Kong focusing on photography art and culture. Since joining the board of directors of Lumenvisum, she’s actively participated in its management and development, having led the Hong Kong Photobook Festival and several core community art projects including the award-winning “18×24: A Photo Adventure in Hong Kong” (2012-14), “EYES – Engaging the Youth, Empowering the Senior Project”(2019). Hildy works in the Service Quality Assurance Unit of a social service organisation.

  • Regina Maria Anzenberger

    Regina Maria Anzenberger is the founder and director of Anzenberger Agency, Gallery and Bookshop as well as an artist herself. With more than 20 years of experience, Regina has published 7 of her own books and is an expert in the field of documentary and artistic photography. As a book collector, curator of exhibitions on handmade photobooks, and founder of the Vienna PhotoBook Festival, she knows what you have to take into consideration when you are planning to publish a photobook.

  • Ann Shelton (NZ)

    Ann Shelton is an artist living in Wellington, New Zealand. Working with photography, performance, doubling, spoken, textual and printed matter, Shelton’s most recent research is manifest through plant-based photographic constructions engaging plant, gender focused, and anthropogenic narratives or histories, in particular the intersection of these histories with human knowledge systems and/or with feminisms. Her work has been shown widely internationally and extensively throughout Aotearoa New Zealand including a mid-career review exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki in November 2016 and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū in December 2017. In 2019 she presented her first solo exhibition in the USA. Shelton is Honorary Research Fellow in Photography at Whiti o Rehua, School of Art Massey University.

  • 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.

  • Jana Hartmann (DE)

    Born 1971, Halle/Saale, Germany
    Lives and works Frankfurt am Main/Germany

    Jana Hartmann is a visual artist from Frankfurt, Germany. In her long-term projects across media and conceptual paradigms she critically reflects our notions of nature, as manifested among others in the natural sciences, in virtual or urban spheres. Embracing her belief that our complex world can be best comprehended through transdisciplinary exchange, Hartmann’s works are founded on multi-perspective research and a broad dialogue with natural scientists, philosophers and historians. She was as a visiting student at Cranbrook Art Academy, Bloomfield, USA, before receiving a scholarship from the Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid, Spain, for their European Master of Contemporary Photography program.

  • Ming Liew (AU)

    Ming Liew is a lens-based artist and a PhD student at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Ming’s practice draws upon his Chinese-Australian bicultural identity, combining ethnography and visual storytelling to examine the immigrant experience in contemporary Australia. Accentuating the paradoxes between lived and prescribed realities, Ming uses his artworks to advocate for understanding that transcends social, cultural and political barriers. Ming is the Australian representative of Imageless, a photobook publisher based in Shanghai.

  • 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.



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