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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

and more to be announced

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

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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




June 23, 2016, 5–8pm

June 24, 2016, 9am–6pm

June 25, 2016, 10am–2pm

A detailed schedule of all of the Symposium presentations will be available on or before April 15, 2016.

Past Photo-Bookworks Symposium
2014    2012    2010