ICP Photobook Fest Weekend Preview
Growing from its successful 2022 launch, this year’s Photobook Fest will expand into The International Center of Photography’s galleries to host nearly 50 leading and independent photobook publishers from more than 10 countries, showcasing their latest image-based books, magazines, and zines.
In addition to presenting more than 60 tables on both floors of ICP’s galleries, Photobook Fest will also take over ICP’s School, hosting in-person conversations throughout the weekend highlighting the latest trends and releases in photobook making.
Anchoring the event in ICP’s double-height Library, ICP’s School will present a dedicated display and sales table of recent alumni and faculty photobooks. The weekend also will feature more than 50 photographer book signings, as well as zine-making activity stations. The schedule for programming and book signings will be released on pbf.icp.org in the lead-up to Photobook Fest.
“Photobooks continue to be a resurgent creative format for photographers across generations, providing critical means of telling stories though sequence, design, text, and scale,” said David E. Little, executive director of ICP. “Last year, we had an outstanding group of publishers, and a phenomenal crowd of artists and visitors attended our Photobook Fest. After our success last year, we have expanded the number of publishers and square footage. In fact, the fair will take over the museum and part of our school, underscoring ICP’s commitment to Photobooks and to a wide range of publishers and new audiences. At ICP, we love the accessibility and activist spirit that photobooks represent.”
ICP Photobook Fest runs May 12–14, 2023 at ICP on the Lower East Side (79 Essex Street, New York).