Selections from the Indie Photobook Library

November 2–November 20
Gallery 31

Founded in 2010 by Larissa Leclair, the Indie Photobook Library (iPL) is an archive that preserves and showcases self-published photobooks, photobooks independently published and distributed, photography exhibition catalogs, print-on-demand photobooks, artists’ books, zines, photobooks printed on newsprint, limited-edition photobooks, and non-English language photography books. Its traveling exhibitions and noncirculating public library provide access to these works, promote development of future discourse on trends in self-publishing, encourage reflection and comparison, and enable scholarly research. Selections from the Indie Photobook Library is curated by Muriel Hasbun, chair of photography, and Susan Sterner, director of photojournalism programs at the Corcoran College of Art + Design.

A reception for Selections from the Indie Photobook Library will be held at the Corcoran on Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m.