On the occasion of FOTOGRAFIA 2015, Little big press focuses on 7 books published between 2014 and 2015 investigating their peculiarities through an exhibition both in horizonal and vertical plane, engaging in a dialogue both the photographic project and the book object, the designer’s and the photographer’s work.
The setting up will be integrated with brief interviews with photographers and designers and enriched by the presence of the book itself, of elements such as inserts, covers, the first dummies realized or materials that inspired the different stages of the book project and making.
20 book among the most interesting proposed will be on show beside the 7 selected books. The books will become part of Little big press library, available for consultation and used in future exhibitions.
The 7 books selected as finalists and the special guest are:
A Drop in the Ocean – Sergio Romagnoli, photos Sergio Romagnoli, Milo Montelli, book design Milo Montelli, Alessandro Calabrese, Editions du Lic, 2014.
Fractal State of Being, photos/book design Sara Skorgan Teigen, Journal, 2014.
Immerse, photos Daisuke Yokota, book design Valentina Abenavoli, Akina books, 2015.
Oasis Hotel, photos Nicoló Degiorgis, book design Nicoló Degiorgis, Walter Hutton, Rorhof, 2014.
Ramya, photos Petra Stavast, book design Hans Gremmen, Roma publications+FW: books, 2014.
The Winners, photos Rafal Milach, book design Rafal Milach, Ania Nalecka, GOST, 2014.
US’ Episode 1: Our Industry, photos Christopher J. Everard, book design Rob van Hoesel, 2014, Interlife+The Eriskay Connection.
III, photos/book design Robin Maddock, Trolley books 2011.
The other 20 books on show are:
After a while, photos Natalia Baluta, book design Julia Borissova, self-published, 2014.
Die Mauer ist Weg!, photos Mark Power, book design Ania Nalecka/Tapir Book Design, Globtik Books, 2014.
DOM (Document Object Model), photos/book design Julia Borissova, self-published, 2014.
Dreaming Leone, photos Alvaro Deprit, book design Michela Palermo, self-published, 2014.
Estranger, photos Yorgos Karailias, book design Maria Polan e Yorgos Karailias, Keher Verlag, 2015.
Ext-Int, photos Raimond Wouda, book design Robin Uleman, FW:books, 2015.
Ibidem, photos Giovanni Del Brenna, book design Heijdens Karwei, self-published, 2014.
Il dono e la minaccia, photos Federico Covre, book design Zaven (Enrica Cavarzan+Marco Zavagno), Documentary Platform Editions, 2014.
In the shadow of the Pyramids/Let the People, photos Laura El-Tantawi, book design SYB, self-published, 2015.
Landscape of Pressure, photos Kathrin Golda-Pongratz, book design Ignasi López, self-published, 2014.
L’Aquila e La Rana, photos Luca Massaro, book design Samuele Pellecchia e Alice Zani, LibriDiSam Edizioni, 2014.
La plume plongea la tête, photos/book design Sara Palmieri, self-published, 2015.
MAA, photos Indra Kumar Jha (aka Nate), book design Federico Carpani, self-published, 2015.
Myopia, photos Hillie de Rooij, book design Rob vaan Hoesel, The Eriskay Connection, 2015.
Paesaggi, photos Alessandro Dandini de Sylva, book design Filippo Nostri, self-published, 2015.
Presentiment, photos Yulia Krivich, book design Ania Nalecka, Fundacja Sztuk Wizualnych, Kraków, 2015.
Taking Off: Henry my Neighbour, photos found by Mariken Wessels, book design Mariken Wessels, Jurgen Maelfeyt, APE, 2015.
There’s Nothing Wrong with That, photos Reka Szent-Ivanyi, book design di Virag Bogyo, self-published, 2014.
This Equals That, photos Jason Fulford, book design Jason Fulford, Tamara Shopsin, Aperture, 2014.
You See – A Journey to Los Angeles and California, photos Christopher Anhalt, book design Stefan Kaetz, Homeparkpress, 2014.
Little big press is a project started in 2010: a series of exhibitions, a travelling library and bookshop devoted to self- and indipendent photobooks. The first exhibitions tooks stock of the most interesting publications both in Italy and abroad, and contributed spreading in Italy the photobook culture and events where photobooks were conceived as art objects. Little big press then deepened the research through setting up strategies the aim of which was to underline the peculiarities of the book form, the publishers and book designers role, the questions connected on the one hand to the layout and materials and on the other to the photographic project narrative dimension.