CALL FOR ARTISTS: DIY(Visits Chicago): Photographers and Books

The Center for Book and Paper Arts will mount a second iteration of an exhibition exploring print-on-demand photo books. Originally curated by Barbara Tannenbaum for the Cleveland Museum of Art, DIY: Photographers and Books (2012) was the first museum show to focus on the impact of print-on-demand publishing on contemporary photographic practice. This is a juried exhibition focused on photobooks that move beyond the monograph. How do photographers engage the book form in ways that are experimentally visual and conceptual, while pushing the possibilities of print on demand publishing?

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Greg Harris, Associate Curator, DePaul Art Museum
Karen Irvine, Curator & Associate Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography
Jessica Cochran, Curator of Exhibitions and Programs, Center for Book and Paper Arts
Steve Woodall, Director, Center for Book and Paper Arts

Submission Guidelines
We are looking for photobooks that are conceptually and visually rigorous, using the bookform in deliberate ways that go “beyond the monograph”
Limit 2 submissions per artist
Not all submissions will be included in the exhibition
Books without SASE will NOT be returned
Monographs will not be considered

Following the exhibition, accepted works can be donated to the Center for Book and Paper Arts
Books will be handled during the exhibition; the Center will not be liable for wear and tear
Works received after July 5 will not be considered (no exceptions)

DEADLINE: July 5, 2013