Exhibition catalog for the iPL exhibition at Gallery Carte Blanche (Sept 14 - Oct 22, 2012), FotoWeekDC (Nov 9 - 18, 2012), and Photoville (Sept 19-29, 2013). Designed by Patrick Aguilar of Owl & Tiger Books. Founded by Larissa Leclair in 2010, the Indie Photobook Library is an archive of self-published and indie published photobooks. This includes DIY, photobooks independently published and distributed, photography exhibition catalogs, print-on-demand photobooks, artist books, zines, photobooks printed on newsprint, limited edition photobooks, and non-English language photography books, etc. The iPL promotes and showcases the books in the collection through international pop-up and feature-length exhibitions, articles, conferences, guest lectures, and also preserves them as a non-circulating public library. Having a specific collection dedicated to this contemporary movement in publishing allows for the development of future discourse on trends in self-publishing, the ability to reflect on and compare books in the collection, and for scholarly research to be conducted years, decades, and centuries to come. www.indiephotobooklibrary.org
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