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Library and Archive show and tell: Photobooks

This Show and Tell showcases a wide selection of photobooks from the library collections.

The photobook is a book of photographs compiled to represent a photographer’s work. These publications often represent themes and concepts in a photographic narrative, and provide an alternative platform to display and disseminate images beyond the format of an exhibition. Photobooks play a vital role in the world of self-publishing and often cross over with artists’ books and zines as they are cheap self-published formats.

The library has developed a collection of international photobooks ranging from key historic titles, to more conceptual and contemporary publications. The show and tell will feature a wide range of photobooks, photo-zines, and artists’ books which explore the developments of the photobook. These publications document themes such as gender and sexualities, urban landscapes, fashion, politics and protest.

Hosted by Holly Callaghan, Liaison Librarian.
Speaker, Marc Vallée.

Tate Britain

London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit


6 May 2016 at 12.30–13.30

6 May 2016 at 13.30–14.30