VIDEO: What did Offprint London at the Tate Modern mean for independent publishing?

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Last week, Offprint London, an art publishing fair with a focus on photobooks, took over the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.

We spoke to Yannick Bouillis and Bruno Ceschel, founders of what was at the time the biggest photobook fair in Europe, about the current state of independent publishing in London, and what it means for Britain’s photography culture.

Coinciding with Photo London, the fair attracted more than 150 artists, independent and self-publishers, selling photography books, zines, posters, prints and magazines.

In collaboration with Tate Modern and curator Simon Baker, Offprint London dedicates a special space for photobooks, inviting independent photobook publishers from all over the world.

Along with photography, books on contemporary art, graphic design, literature, poetry, philosophy, and experimental music were on sale.

Across the weekend,  a series of workshops and performances were organised by Bruno Ceschel, founder of Self Publish, Be Happy.

The fair was designed to “showcase an alliance between printed strategies and digital cultures within the art world, presenting concrete examples of the contemporary dissemination of artistic practices.”

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