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Polycopies 2021 : Polycopies Paris #8
Bringing to you a fine choice of 50 publishers and bookshops from the photobook world.
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'Garçon de Café' - Yves DrilletA passionate and focused statement by Yves Drillet, so we will quote him fully below, and...
16/11/2020

'Garçon de Café' - Yves Drillet

A passionate and focused statement by Yves Drillet, so we will quote him fully below, and strongly recommend this wonderful and necessary book!

http://www.polycopies.net/project/nouveau-palais/

Garçon de Café est sorti, par hasard, à ce moment particulier où le monde s'est arrêté de tourner. Enfin, pas tout à fait arrêté. Durant ce confinement, j'ai été très surpris par l'instrumentalisation politique et médiatique qu'ont subi les employés de services, sujets de mon livre, ils étaient alors parmi les seuls à continuer de travailler au contact des autres.
Aujourd'hui, je voudrais vous dire ce qu'ils ne sont pas, contrairement à ce que l'on a vu, lu, entendu à cette période et qui risque de revenir encore avec un second confinement qui se profile.
D'abord, ils ne sont pas "invisibles". Les élites en sont venues à une cécité telle qu'ils ne voient plus rien : en passant à la caisse du supermarché, en se promenant dans la rue devant le balai, par n'importe quel temps, de livreurs à vélo et scooter, chez eux pendant que femmes de ménages et « nounous » s'occupent des tâches essentielles au foyer et des enfants.
Ensuite, il n'y a pas de "Génération Covid", on n'est pas égaux devant la gestion du Covid parce que d'une certaine année de naissance. Les cours à distances profitent aux plus riches dans leurs cocons familiaux connectés, pendant que les plus défavorisés sont poussés de cette manière vers un lent mais certain décrochage.
Enfin, ils ne sont pas "la seconde ligne", ils ne font pas une guerre en bons soldats du capitalisme, Bon nombre des personnes que j’ai interrogé n’ont juste pas les moyens de raccrocher le travail, cela ne les empêche pas d'être réaliste sur à qui profite leur boulot.
Excusez cette diatribe, l'idée était de défaire des clichés, à vous de vous faire votre avis pour ne pas en créer de nouveaux. En lisant et observant "Garçon de Café", vous aurez un point de vue sur certains jeunes gens, formant un ensemble hétérogène et incomplet, j'espère vous en ressortirez avec de l'envie pour questionner votre regard sur les autres et sur le travail.

Englisch -

I’m proud to announce that last March, I released my first photobook : « Garçon de Café ».
It is composed of a series of photo portraits and texts. The portraits are of young people, in uniform at their odd jobs. They are working at odd jobs, out of necessity, rather than by choice. They have aspirations of landing a job with a higher purpose; of making a difference in society; of travelling. In the meantime, many try to make the most of their current jobs and find purpose in what they do. Some can’t muster that kind of commitment, and just go through the motions, waiting for better days. But one aspiration is common in both camps: to someday land that “real” job.
As it happens, when Garçon de Café came out, last March, France was entering its first lockdown. As life as we knew it was forced to a screeching halt for most of us, politicians and the media lauded “frontline workers” as heroes.
What was written in the media about “second-line workers” (in jobs like those showcased in my book), struck me as being far removed from what these people were really living and experiencing.
Certain media called the workers “invisible”. These workers are very visible, however, it’s the elite who have turned a blind to those who serve them. This has been the case since well before the pandemic. The cashiers, the deliverymen, the nannies, the street cleaners, etc have always been very visible.
There is no such thing as a “Covid-19 Generation”. For those under the age of 30, some have it harder than others. Remote-learning favors those who live in wealthier households where having a quiet space to study, is never an issue. Young people, of modest means are slowing being pushed to the sidelines.
We should stop thinking of them as “good little soldiers”, whose job it is to keep the economic wheel turning. For many of those whom I photographed for the book, they do what they do because they don’t have another option.
In conclusion, with Garçon de Café, I tried reveal who the people who hold these types of jobs really are, and undo certain stereotypical beliefs. It’s now up to you to decide what you think.
Unfortunately, texts remain in the original French only, but I hope the pictures speak for themselves.

'From Now On' Special Edition – Alexander Arnild PeitersenScenes of landscapes, hunting, dancing, drinking, and the unfo...
15/11/2020

'From Now On' Special Edition – Alexander Arnild Peitersen

Scenes of landscapes, hunting, dancing, drinking, and the unforgiving reality of nature’s dominance all interweave in Peitersen’s set of images.
The idea of making a special edition came from one of Alexanders many dummies, where he used the same cover image with the tree stump and painted a red line around it. It suddenly changed the whole image and made it look like a crime scene or a sculpture more than an image. We had to investigate this. When Alexander started to test draw on the final book, we soon realized that we had to not repeat the same drawing over and over, but to make them all unique. We ended up with 25 different ones. We then asked the 100-year-old Danish box company ELVO if they would make us a cardboard slipcase, and finally we printed a beautiful Baryta print in 20×25 that comes signed and numbered. I think this is so amazing and defiantly a collector’s choice.

http://www.polycopies.net/project/disko-bay/

'Behind the Sofa / Bakom soffan' - Peter Wendel, JournalFor we survived. We are sitting here.Or not.Some of us are still...
14/11/2020

'Behind the Sofa / Bakom soffan' - Peter Wendel, Journal

For we survived. We are sitting here.
Or not.
Some of us are still sitting behind the sofa in the shadow.

“Thoughtful and tender images where poetry is almost physically present.” / Anders Petersen

http://www.polycopies.net/project/journal/

Photobooks open the world in front of our eyes'MY NAME IS NOOR MOHAMMAD KHAN' - Noor Mohammad Khan, Fraglich PublishingI...
14/11/2020

Photobooks open the world in front of our eyes

'MY NAME IS NOOR MOHAMMAD KHAN' - Noor Mohammad Khan, Fraglich Publishing

It is hard to describe the magical stories Noor presents to us in this book about Afghanistan and Pakistan in the 70s and 80s, as well as what it means to really immerse yourself in a place far away from your home. The book speaks of so many incredible encounters that seem impossible today. Noor played with the Velvet Underground in the 60s. Opened a Yoga center in Hawai in the early seventies. Converted to Islam in Afghanistan and exported Russian uniforms during the cold-war and later opens a record studio in Peshawar, Pakistan...

http://www.polycopies.net/project/fraglich-publishing/

NO HATE . .'Tokyo No Hate' - Katja Stuke and Oliver SieberThe Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was an energy accident ...
13/11/2020

NO HATE . .

'Tokyo No Hate' - Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was an energy accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima, initiated primarily by the tsunami following the Tohoku earthquake on 11 March 2011. Since then Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber met activists in Japan, joined protest demonstrations, exchanged with artists and learned a lot abour places, spaces and history in Japan.
- Boehm Kobayashi

http://www.polycopies.net/project/boehmkobayashi/

http://www.polycopies.net/files/2020_book_recommendations_polycopies2020_OK.pdf

.. LOVE IS THE ANSWER!

Sink-hole, by AnonymousJamais nommée, parfois personnifiée, l’entité désignée et source de fantasmes est mouvante en gen...
13/11/2020

Sink-hole, by Anonymous

Jamais nommée, parfois personnifiée, l’entité désignée et source de fantasmes est mouvante en genres. - PAÏEN

Ready do go down the Rabbit hole?

http://www.polycopies.net/project/paien/

http://www.polycopies.net/files/2020_book_recommendations_polycopies2020_OK.pdf

This friday needs a bit of buzz! 'Vortex' - Takamoto YAMAUCHIDescribing his project as entering into the dark parts of t...
13/11/2020

This friday needs a bit of buzz!

'Vortex' - Takamoto YAMAUCHI

Describing his project as entering into the dark parts of the human psyche, we want to follow the photographer wherever it takes him. And we contest that not every book recommended can lead to salvation.

http://www.polycopies.net/project/shashasha-europe/

http://www.polycopies.net/files/2020_book_recommendations_polycopies2020_OK.pdf

A fractured narrative and strange occurrences in Santiago de Chile.  Reuter’s Providencia describes a place locked betwe...
13/11/2020

A fractured narrative and strange occurrences in Santiago de Chile.

Reuter’s Providencia describes a place locked between a complicated past and an uncertain future. Beneath a surface layer of the quotidian, we sense the last big wave of western aspirations crashing down, conjuring the dreams and disenchantment of a world in upheaval. - Published by SKINNERBOOX

http://www.polycopies.net/project/skinnerboox/

http://www.polycopies.net/files/2020_book_recommendations_polycopies2020_OK.pdf

Another world, another timeGWINZEGAL'Un village', de Madeleine de Sinéty33 280 diapositives couleur, 23 076 négatifs noi...
12/11/2020

Another world, another time

GWINZEGAL

'Un village', de Madeleine de Sinéty

33 280 diapositives couleur, 23 076 négatifs noir et blanc : c’est par cette liste lapidaire qu’aurait pu commencer l’une des centaines de pages du journal intime tenu par Madeleine de Sinéty. La qualité de sa relation aux êtres photographiés, le théâtre de leurs gestes, l’intimité, la richesse et la diversité des rencontres effectuées à Poilley, petit village à 60 kilomètres au nord de Rennes, débordent de toutes parts de l’énorme accumulation d’images. Née en 1934, la photographe aura vécu à Poilley de 1972 à 1982.

On Laurent and Sebastians special wishlist this year!

http://www.polycopies.net/project/gwinzegal/

http://www.polycopies.net/files/2020_book_recommendations_polycopies2020_OK.pdf

Good Morning to everyone on this Wednesday 11th! We are very touched by the words of Calin Kruse of Die Nacht, who has p...
11/11/2020

Good Morning to everyone on this Wednesday 11th!

We are very touched by the words of Calin Kruse of Die Nacht,
who has posted the following a few hours ago:

"Polycopies would-be Opening today!
This very day we would be in Paris aboard Concorde Atlantique celebrating the beginning of Polycopies photobook fair. People would come to buy books or just chat, we would get to know new folks, grab burgers on the upper deck, enjoy nice music, buzz and chill. We want to say it is damn unfair to be locked now in our homes with fresh books, that need YOU to touch them, flip and love. So, guys, we want to do as if it happening here and now."

Please share to get some buzz going for our beloved books and a moment of emotional togetherness!

http://www.polycopies.net/project/

With special thoughts for our friends of Bieres Demory, Photo Saint Germain, Brulerie de Belleville, and all our friends and visitors!

'A Self Portrait of the XXth Century'From the J.M. Donat Collection of Vernacular Photography- Innocences.net.  'A thoug...
10/11/2020

'A Self Portrait of the XXth Century'
From the J.M. Donat Collection of Vernacular Photography- Innocences.net.

'A thoughtful and meticulous selection of 60 snapshots series for a unique self portrait of the 20th century.'
This book gathers around 60 series made up of more than 500 anonymous vernacular photographs. This photographic corpus was built by collector Jean-Marie Donat around the idea of giving a singular vision of the 20th century.
'Jean-Marie Donat is a typologist of the snapshot, infused with the vigor of an eighteenth-century encyclopedist venturing into unknown territory, determined to catalog its bewildering profusion of languages or religions or species of click beetle."
Extracts from the preface by Luc Sante.

Huge like!
http://www.polycopies.net/project/innocences/

Cancelled, but not inactive .. 'The Harvest' - Jens MasmannThe Harvest is a visual approach to financial industry and it...
09/11/2020

Cancelled, but not inactive ..

'The Harvest' - Jens Masmann

The Harvest is a visual approach to financial industry and its rather abstract ways to generate profit.
This introductory sentence plus the two images below are already enough to make us very interested!

http://www.polycopies.net/project/million-books/

DEADBEAT CLUBAll the books we are going to share with you are books that have been released while we have all been locke...
09/11/2020

DEADBEAT CLUB

All the books we are going to share with you are books that have been released while we have all been locked in our houses... unable to go out and show how proud we are of the work our friends have made. It's been killing us that we can't have fun joking with the boys from Tipi... who are usually across from us... and getting Ethiopian at Godjo with Palm*, or trying to convince Ed & Deanna that we also know a few really good vegan spots worth checking out, and our favorite pastime of checking on TIS to see if Nelson is sleeping... or them checking on us... then again... getting food with them somewhere. (most likely falafel.) Paris, Deadbeat Club misses you.

'Entangled' - Maude Arsenault - Special Edition

We thought we would talk about the Special edition of Arsenault's book, since the regular edition is just about sold out. This books is Maude's beautifully delicate examination of the idea of femininity and the responsibility of motherhood. Raising her daughter, and thinking about the work she made as a fashion photographer, and what effect that might have on her own, and the young women all over. At the same time, this work is also the story of a young woman coming of age and seeing the world around her.

This is Arsenault's first book which came out in late February, and already she has received awards and shows revolving around this work, and we can't wait to see what we get into next with her.

http://www.polycopies.net/project/deadbeat-club/

'Estudio elemental del Levante' - Ricardo CasesNature in distress and a book that has been attacked by insects. A trip t...
08/11/2020

'Estudio elemental del Levante' - Ricardo Cases
Nature in distress and a book that has been attacked by insects.
A trip though the spanish Levante, close to the home of the photographer, and indications of decay and destruction can only held back by subtle allusions to song and music.
Beautifully published by Dalpine & The Ice Plant.
http://www.polycopies.net/project/dalpine/
20% discount during the fair – code: POLYCOVID2020

Let's keep in contact! And another trip - Harvey Stein crisscrossed different States hunting for portraits during Mardi ...
07/11/2020

Let's keep in contact!

And another trip - Harvey Stein crisscrossed different States hunting for portraits during Mardi Gras parades with his SX-70.
Andrew Feynak, publisher of Zatara: when I started working on this book, it helped me to see the US in a somewhat humorous light. Looking at the images there is a lot of nuance in the word 'somewhat' ..

'Then and There: Mardi Gras 1979' - Harvey Stein
http://www.polycopies.net/project/zatara-press/

Free world shipping during the fair – code: POLYCOVID2020

TROPIQUES is a travel journal, vibrant with colors and emotions, and the photographers gaze alternates between images of...
07/11/2020

TROPIQUES is a travel journal, vibrant with colors and emotions, and the photographers gaze alternates between images of childhood and growing up and impressions of the island La Reunion, where the family had been staying for two years.

David Fourre, the publisher of Editions lamaindonne writes,
Julien Coquentin laisse vibrer, dans des images où la moiteur de l’île est quasiment palpable, les thèmes du rapport de l’homme et de la nature, de l’intimité de la famille prise dans un territoire étranger, de la différence de l’autre culture…

'TROPIQUES' - Julien Coquentin

http://www.polycopies.net/project/editions-lamaindonne/

Frais de port offerts - shipping costs offered during the fair – code: POLYCOVID2020

“The events we have witnessed and endured so far in 2020 have only confirmed that visual storytelling is an important an...
07/11/2020

“The events we have witnessed and endured so far in 2020 have only confirmed that visual storytelling is an important and worthwhile endeavour. The three books we present now, so late in the year, are all by American artists and photographers offering quite different insights into life in the most prominent world nation as it wrestles to assert its core identity.“ - Tiffany Jones, publisher Overlapse.

'A Parallel Road' by Amani Willett.
http://www.polycopies.net/project/overlapse/

It makes us happy and sad at the same time to see these wonderful books.  Christopher de Béthune has us marvelling at hi...
06/11/2020

It makes us happy and sad at the same time to see these wonderful books. Christopher de Béthune has us marvelling at his universe by his quiet and touching images. Calin Kruse, publisher of dienacht Magazine + Publishing has again published great books this year.
Check out the link to discover more -

http://www.polycopies.net/project/dienacht-publishing/

Let's keep in touch! During the week of our cancelled fair we will be posting updates on new books. This one is by Edici...
05/11/2020

Let's keep in touch!

During the week of our cancelled fair we will be posting updates on new books. This one is by Ediciones Anómalas and it looks very nice.
'Magdalena' by Felipe Romero Beltrán is a book based on an award winning reportage on social conflict in Columbia, along the river Mary Magdalena. More info and a chance to buy this here -
http://www.polycopies.net/project/ediciones-anomalas/

Cancelled but not inactive! The (M) editions has published a very fine book by Paul Cupido called Ibasho, designed by Bu...
04/11/2020

Cancelled but not inactive!

The (M) editions has published a very fine book by Paul Cupido called Ibasho, designed by Bureau Kayser. And the publisher offers free shipping - albeit only during the week where Paris Photo and Polycopies where supposed to take place.

Here a link so you can have a look -
http://www.polycopies.net/project/the-m-editions/

While working on plans for the next year, we have proposed to our participants as well as former participants, to send us their favorite books, which we have now begin listing on our webpage. You will find a fascinating list of books, most of which you can buy with a small reduction promo code during this month. Not only will these recommendations maybe help you discover books that you might have not seen otherwise, but it also gives you a chance to support independent publishers.
Although the books and publishing business is suffering it gives us hope to see how many fascinating books are being published, and we hope the hard work of photographers and publishers will be rewarded!

POLYCOPIES PARIS 2020 / Annulation /  cancellationPolycopies rejoint aujourd’hui la longue liste des événements annulés ...
16/10/2020

POLYCOPIES PARIS 2020 / Annulation / cancellation
Polycopies rejoint aujourd’hui la longue liste des événements annulés à cause de la pandémie.
Nous vous remercions pour tous les encouragements reçus durant cette période et vous donnons rendez-vous du 10 au 14 novembre 2021 sur notre bateau pour célébrer le livre de photographie dans une convivialité retrouvée, nous l’espérons.
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Polycopies now joins the long list of events cancelled due to the pandemic.
We thank you for all the encouragements received during this period and look forward to seeing you on our boat from November 10 to 14, 2021 to celebrate the Photobook in a newfound conviviality, we hope.

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"PHOTOBOOK AS OBJECT / PHOTOBOOK WHO CARES" photographers will be found at the polycopies popup table on November 9th and 10th. Books must be able to stand on their own as physical objects that communicate their purpose and story. However there are often interesting stories to be told about their coming into being. This event is quite a rare opportunity to talk to the artists in person about their ideas and processes in making the work. We would be happy if you will come and talk with us. Here is our schedule. *On 9th Tamsin Green / Born of the Purest Parents 11:00-13:00, 15:00-16:30 Artist book will be sold http://reminders-project.org/rps/bornofthepurestparentssaleen/ (available through online as well)    Julie Glassberg / BIKE KILL 13:00-15:00, 16:00-19:00 Special newsprint will be sold    Hajime Kimura / Snowflakes Dog Man 11:00-13:00, 18:30-21:00 Ceiba edition will be sold. http://reminders-project.org/rps/snowflakesdogman_ceibasaleen/ (available through online as well)    Ryo Kusumoto / Renjishi 13:00-16:00, 19:00-21:00 Artist book will be sold http://reminders-project.org/rps/renjishi_saleen/ (available through online as well)    Kanta Nomura 16: 30-18:30 His ongoing dummy will be displayed       *On 10th Hajime Kimura / Snowflakes Dog Man 11:00-15:00 Ceiba edition will be sold. http://reminders-project.org/rps/snowflakesdogman_ceibasaleen/ (available through online as well)    Ryo Kusumoto / Renjishi 11:00-13:00, 15:00-19:00 Artist book will be sold http://reminders-project.org/rps/renjishi_saleen/ (available through online as well)    Kanta Nomura 13:00-19:00 His ongoing dummy will be displayed
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