Here's a quick video and a few stills from Saturday morning. (For the YouTube curious, we've migrated our account from here to here if you'd like to re-subscribe!)
ACP Photobook Fair This Weekend at DBF!
Photography books are more popular than ever, and there are some groundbreaking independent publishing outfits that are enabling us all to discover photographic projects that may not otherwise see the light of day. We have invited a few of these publishers to our ACP "photobook booth" at the Decatur Book Festival.
Saturday (10am-6pm) & Sunday (12-6pm), come to Decatur Square to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children's area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more.
Special Exhibitors at ACP's booth include:
Plus, we will have thousands of ACP Festival Guides, hot off the press! Come grab a few copies and discover all the amazing photography your Atlanta community has to offer this fall! (It's kind of incredible this year, we must say.)
Admission is free. Parking on street or in multiple parking decks, or take MARTA to the Decatur station.
In 2013, AJC DBF is launching art|DBF, an arts and culture showcase within the festival. art|DBF recognizes that a vibrant, creative, and economically thriving community can be achieved by elevating the value and visibility of the arts — literary, visual, and performing; increasing accessibility, public involvement, and attendance; and working to ensure the long-term sustainability of arts organizations. This year AJC DBF has invited a diverse group of arts organizations to engage our imaginations with stories, ideas, performances, installations, films, music, artwork, and photographs in order to connect our citizens more broadly with the arts and cultural opportunities in their local community. Participants include Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Art Papers, Burnaway, Dashboard Co-op, FilmLove, Flux Projects, gloATL, High Museum of Art, The Lucky Penny, Museum of Design Atlanta, MOCA GA, Serenbe Playhouse, Soul Food Cypher, Straw Hat Press, Staib Dance, Theatrical Outfit, WonderRoot, among many others. What will result from this meetup between authors, poets, publishers, readers, bookstores and visual/performing artists, photographers, musicians, dancers, and filmmakers? Conversation. Collaboration. Activation. Creation. Transformation. Celebration.
Today's technology makes it easier than ever to produce a photo book, and that book can serve many different purposes. Now you can easily publish your photographs to use as a professional portfolio, to sell on the retail market, to tell a story and document a cause, to promote your business, or to give as a gift for someone special.Thank you to our friends at The Showcase School of Photography for partnering with us on this great workshop.
This workshop will briefly discuss traditional book publishing and compare that in detail to POD (print-on-demand) companies such as Blurb, Asukabook, and VioVio. What questions should you ask before you begin? How do POD companies differ? What steps should you take first? How should you edit and design your photo book? You'll learn all of that here and leave with a solid roadmap for publishing your photo book.