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Photobook Bristol: Selling Books

Sonia Berger is one of the founders of Dalpine an online bookshop and publisher. She previously worked in a publishing house. She believes that the growth in photobooks is partly due to the financial crash which put photographers out of … Continue reading

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Photobook Bristol: Words and Niches

Colin Pantall is one of the Creative Directors of Photobook Bristol as well as being a blogger and a senior lecturer at Newport. He says Photobook Bristol is not just an event for niche publishers. He says he tweeted an … Continue reading

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Photobook Bristol: Shooting from the Hip

Rudi Thoemmes is the founder and Director of Photobook Bristol. He is also a book dealer, running the website RRB Photobooks (which I learnt stands for Rudi's Rare Books). Photobook Bristol is a four day event with talks by publishers, … Continue reading

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Publishers at Offprint London

At Offprint I took the opportunity to speak to some publishers I only knew from reviewing their books. APE (or Art Paper Editions) produce varied unpredictable books. Jurgen Maelfeyt, the publisher, explained their ethos and also described how they only … Continue reading

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Curating Sound

Cheryl Tipp is the Curator of Wildlife and Environmental Sounds at The British Library. I spoke to her in the sound archive office and then we went down into the stores to look at some items in the collection. It … Continue reading

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Wildlife in Sound and Pictures

I went for a walk with the field recordist Peter Toll and the Wildlife photographer David Tipling. While we walked, we talked about how they both approach their subjects. This is an excerpt from our conversation (a textual edit of … Continue reading

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Walking Around London

One theme of new Source is the comparison between photography and sound recording. We thought it would be illuminating to introduce a field recordist and a photographer and see what they had in common. The photographer Laura Pannack has an … Continue reading

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Jon Wozencroft

I spoke to Jon Wozencroft about how he decided what photographs should appear on album covers, about the role photography had in introducing people to music and about how he prized certain kinds of 'straight' photography. Stepping into the Dark … Continue reading

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The Photographic Score

The new Source includes a portfolio by Jez riley French. He describes his works as 'scores for listening' and they consist of one or more photographs, often abstract in appearance, and some text that guide your way of looking and … Continue reading

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Why is the Media Museum Giving its Photographs to the V&A?

In the new issue of Source we have an extended report on the plan to transfer a large part of the National Media Museum's photography collection to the V&A. To prepare this article I spoke to Martin Barnes, the Curator … Continue reading

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