1854 Presents: Martin Usborne, Jenny Lewis and Orlando Gili on the art of the photobook

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Exploring the intricacies of photobook-making and how to use them to build narrative

In this instalment of 1854 Presents, publisher Martin Usborne and photographers Jenny Lewis and Orlando Gili discuss the process of creating a photobook, from conception to execution, and why, in this digital age, the physical object remains valuable.

Lewis and Gili, both of whom have worked with Usborne, turning their projects (One Day Young and Hackney Studios, and Trivial Pursuits respectively) into books through his company, Hoxton Mini Press, give insights into the collaboration and the dynamic between photographer and publisher. The trio also offer their takes on how they select images, how they build narrative, and what makes a great photobook.