Conversations is a series of talks—online and onsite—between artists, curators, gallerists, and arts professionals that brings an in-depth dimension to the key themes and ideas shaping photography today.
In this latest edition of Conversations, three of our exhibitors from the PRESENTS: The Photo Book exhibition take us behind the scenes of their experiences as artists, bookmakers, and photobook collectors. This talk features Verónica Sanchis, founder of Foto Féminas; Erika Morillo, artist and author of Umbral; and Fabiola Cedillo, artist and author of Los Mundos de TITA. Both titles are included in Foto Féminas’ presentation.
The video chapters below outline what you can expect to see and when. If you would like to see the running dialogue, turn on closed captioning by clicking on the “CC” button at the lower-right corner of the video.
0:42 - Verónica introduces Foto Féminas’ María Cristina Orive Library, its ignition, development, goals and plans for the future.
6:01 - Fabiola Cedillo discusses Los Mundos de TITA offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of the book.
24:21 - Erika Morillo presents Umbral and speaks about the relationship between image and text. Additionally, Erika discusses her first photobook as well as the project she is currently working on, and how they inform each other in her photography practice.
44:02 - All three speakers address the challenges and possibilities of making a photobook, ways to be nimble and resourceful throughout the process, as well as the importance of community.
Read our Q&A with Foto Féminas here.
Be sure to check in next week, February 23, for our talk with Aprilsnow Press.
If you’d like to see more PRESENTS: The Photo Book, click here.
The digital exhibition PRESENTS: The Photo Book explores the photobook as an art form and celebrates the vital role publishing has within contemporary art discourse.