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Photo-Bookworks Symposium
June 23–25, 2016

Every two years, VSW invites a dozen people to present serious ideas about photobooks as artworks at an informal assembly we call the Photo-Bookworks Symposium.

Besides the remarkable speakers, the audience at this gathering is likely to include many people as experienced in the field as those presenting, which makes for many dynamic and informal dialogues over the two and a half day event.

Cristina de Middel
Alejandro Cartagena
Diana Matar
Philip Zimmermann
Miwa Susuda
Adrian Octavius Walker


Houseboat Press
Andre Bradley
Qiana Mestrich
Chroma Publications
Lee Krist

The Symposium is $100, $75 for students, $75 with any Summer Institute workshop.

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Schedule (subject to change)

Thursday June 23
5:00pm  Bookstore and Exhibitions open
6:00pm  Opening Remarks and about the Keith Smith exhibition
6:30pm  Common Sense(s) Photo Zine Panel, Carla Williams Moderator
8:00pm  Book signings and reception
9:00pm  Bookstore and Exhibitions close


Friday June 24
9:00am  Bookstore and Exhibitions open
9:30am  Lee Krist
10:15am  Andre Bradley
11:00am  Houseboat Press and Dylan Nelson in the VSW Project Space
11:45am  Adrian Octavius Walker
12:30pm  Book signings
Lunch break
2:00pm  Qiana Mestrich
3:00pm  Chroma Publications
4:00pm  Philip Zimmermann
5:00pm  Alejandro Cartagena
6:00pm  Book signings
7:00pm  Bookstore and Exhibitions close


Saturday June 25
9:00am  Bookstore and Exhibitions open
9:30am  Miwa Susuda of Session Press
10:30am  Diana Matar
11:30am  Cristina de Middel
12:30pm  Carla Williams, Moderator Closing Remarks
1:00pm  Book signings and food trucks/drinks on the lawn
5:00pm  Bookstore and Exhibitions close

Housing Recommendations

VSW recommends the East Avenue Inn, 384 East Ave, Rochester, NY, which is just around the corner from the Workshop. To make reservations with 15% off the current rack rate for the dates of the Photo-Bookworks Symposium, 6/23/16–6/26/16 (or any part thereof), please use the following code and call or reserve online:

The code is: PBW16   Toll-Free: 1-800-559-8039   Website:

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