Book Review by Eugenie Shinkle
C4 Journal

Thank you Eugenie and C4 Journal for writing about our first book ‘this is how the earth must see itself: A walk with Natural Features’ by Tamsin Green.

‘This is How the Earth Must See Itself’ is a book about landscape, but it’s not about a particular place. It’s about the symbols and systems that we impose upon space in order to create an idea of landscape. It’s about the physical processes that shape the land, and the discourses – visual, social, scientific, historical – that shape our experience of it. It’s about the work that we do in order to know the land, and to find ourselves in relation to the often formless reality on the ground.


V&A Museum
Artist books and the environment

'this is how the earth must see itself' and manual.editions are featured in the article Artist books and the environment by V&A curator Catriona Gourlay. This follows the Victoria and Albert Museums recent acquisition of the book.

This article looks at three artists who have used the book to express their concerns about environmental issues or adopted environmentally conscious approaches in their practice.


BOP at Bristol Photo Festival

BOP 21 – Books on Photography – is an annual festival bringing together a wide-ranging group of photobook publishers, booksellers and photographers from across Europe. There will be over 40 stall holders showcasing new work.

manual.editions will be there on the The Photobook Club stall, showing 'this is how the earth must see itself', come and say hi. We are having a book signing on Saturday 23 October from 2-4pm.

Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol: 22-24 October 2021


Impressions Gallery Book Fair

Enjoy a feast of international publishers, book stalls, talks, book launches, and more – both online and in-person. This year, the theme is HOME, with events talking about migration, integration, identity, home and displacement.

manual.editions will be part of the Book Fair with with our new book this is how 'the earth must see itself' , come and say hi.

Impressions Gallery, Bradford: 9 October 2021: 11am - 4.30pm


RPS Journal Online
'A journey into the world of photobooks' feature

Very happy to share this article about the founding of manual.editions, and our new book ‘this is how the earth must see itself: A walk with Natural Features’, following a recent conversation with Jennifer Constable


Victoria & Albert Museum book acquisition

'this is how the earth must see itself' by Tamsin Green has been acquired by the V&A to join the National Art Library. The book will be available to view by the public at their reading rooms in South Kensington. 

The National Art Library is both a major reference library and the Victoria & Albert Museum's curatorial department for the art, craft and design of the book.


FIEBRE Photobook Fest 2021

manual.editions are excited to be taking part in Fiebre Photobook Fest from 07-12 September 2021.

Tamsin will be speaking about ‘this is how the earth must see itself: A walk with Natural Features’ on Sunday 12 September at 11:30am CET/ 10:30am GMT. Part of the Talking Books programme taking place over the course of the festival. We hope to see you there!

Sunday 12 September 2021: 11:30am CET/ 10:30am GMT - ONLINE


Shortlisted for the GLOVER RAYNER PRIZE

'this is how the earth must see itself' by Tamsin Green has been shortlisted for the inaugural Glover Rayner Prize.

The prize recognises photographic work that raises questions about our fragile environment and the pressing issues of climate change, sustainability, biodiversity and more.

More information about the environmental credentials of the book can be found here, and Tamsin's wider practice ethos here.


Exhibited at Photofusion SALON/21: July 2021

'this is how the earth must see itself' by Tamsin Green will be exhibited as part of SALON/21 from 13 July 2021 at Photofusion, London. Huge thank you to the selectors Emma Bowkett and Zelda Cheatle.

SALON/21: 13 July - 28 August 2021
Photofusion, 3Space International House, 6 Canterbury Crescent, Brixton SW9 7QD


Exhibited at FORMAT21 Presents: MAY 2021

A deconstructed edition of 'this is how the earth must see itself' by Tamsin Green will be exhibited at FORMAT:21 from 18 May 2021. For this exhibition we recycled the print proof copy of the book.

The Exhibition will present work by 9 artists and photographers, kindly supported by GRAIN, FORMAT, QUAD, Arts Council England.

FORMAT21: PRESENTS 18 May - 13 June 2021
Eagle Market (Derby)


Book Launch: JUNE 2021

Our first edition, 'this is how the earth must see itself' by Tamsin Green, will be released in a limited edition of 58 handmade books in June 2021. 

The pre-sale will launch on 18 May 2021.

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