What could a sustainable photobook award process look like?
(02.2024)

There are a growing number of international photobook and dummy awards each year.  While there are many points on which to critique them and their operation, the reality is that they currently play a significant role in the photobook ecosystem. How can these processes contribute to a discussion about how the books are being made, as well as celebrating examples of sustainable publishing?

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What question (s) are relevant for your photobook?
(10.2023)


An evolving series of questions to help book makers to think through sustainability at each step of the design and production process.

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The Photobook Ecosystem - Searching for Sustainable Approaches
(04.2022)

SPP Network and 10X10 Photobooks hosted an online conversation on 26 April 2022 discussing sustainability in relation to the photobook at each stage of its design, making, distribution, display and consumption. This article is a summary of the discussion and a series of case studies looking at how each of the participants have thought about sustainability within their own practice. 

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Scale & Substance - Tamsin Green
Published in Loupe Issue 13: Sustainability (09.2022)

Making anything will usually involve materials, energy and water. If we are going to make things, and in this case make books, how can we develop creative practices that consider ecological sustainability at each step of the process? In 2021 I established manual.editions (MNL) as a platform to explore this question, and many others that I was asking in my practice. MNL activities currently include publishing my own work in book form, lending books through an artist book library and hosting a learning community called the Sustainable Photobook Publishing (SPP) network.

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