DIY (Visits Chicago): Photographers and Books, Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

DIY (Visits Chicago): Photographers and Books
Center for Book and Paper Arts
Columbia College
Chicago, IL

September 18 — December 7, 2013
Opening Reception: September 18, 5 – 8 pm
In association with the Wabash Arts Cooridor (WAC) Crawl and Expo Art Week

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?

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

Exhibiting Artists
Rosaire Appel, Steven Beckly, Roberly Bell, Marissa Lee Benedict, Sarah Benning, Sarah Bodman, Tom Burtonwood, Javier Carmona, R. Clarke- Davis, Joerg M. Colberg, Sylvia De Swaan, Dennis DeHart, Robert Drea, Boo Gilder, Regan Golden, Marcella Hackbardt, Julian Jason Haladyn, Brian Harmon, Steve Harp, James Hugunin, Ani Katz, Nick Kline, Lewis Koch, Jenna Lynch, Emily Martin, Scott McCarney, Paula McCartney, Lydia Moyer, Laura Noel, David Parker, Mimi Plumb, Susan Porteous, Jeff Rathermel, Tom Sowden, Valerio Spada, Max Stolkin, Lex Thompson, Mary Jo Toles, Everett Williams, Nanette Wylde & Kent Manske, and Philip Zimmermann.

Download a PDF of the Exhibition Catalog HERE featuring an essay by Gregory J. Harris, Assistant Curator DePaul University Museum of Art, Chicago.

This exhibition is part of Chicago Artists Month 2013, the 18th annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant art community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. For more information, visit

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