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Ffotogallery Bookshop at Plymouth Artists Book Fair

Ffotogallery are pleased to announce we’ll be holding a stall at Saturday’s Plymouth Artists’s Book Fair. The fair forms part of the Plymouth International Book Festival and will be held at Plymouth University. Please do come along and see us if you’re in the area! On offer will be our finest new and old titles, all at special PABF discount prices and people eager to have a good old chat about photography and our experience of independently publishing and promoting books as a non-profit arts organisation.
We’ll be exhibiting alongside these fantastic people and maybe more – cannot wait to see their stalls too!
Umbrella Book Coop
Atlantic Press
Mule Press
Dave Kent
Pirrip Press
For more information about the fair visit

Printed Matters: A Photobook Symposium

Back in February this year, Ffotogallery in partnership with Chapter and Third Floor Gallery organised a weekend of publishing related events to coincide with BAF6. This included a Book Launch of Ffotogallery’s recent title, Inside the View by Helen Sear and Printed Matters: A Photobook Symposium. The symposium, chaired by Diane Smyth from the British Journal of Photography, was a huge success, with speakers travelling to Cardiff from as far as Berlin, to raise significant discussion and debate surrounding the triumphs and tribulations of photobook production from a wide range of perspectives, from that of the artist working with an independent publisher, a self-publishing photographic artist to those of a photobook collector, book reviewer, designer and producer.

Here are some shots of how the sessions unfolded…

All photographs (c) Dimitra Kountiou


Opportunity: Submit for free stalls at Plymouth’s first Artists’ Book Fair


This September Plymouth will be hosting its first ever International Artists’ Book Fair as a part of Plymouth International Book Festival.

The call is currently ‘out’ for stall holders and absentee table contributors so the team is keen to hear from publishers, artists and makers of all things book-related to take part in this super special event taking place on Saturday 15th September 2012.

Participating in PABF is, like our Book Arts Fayres, free of charge (a cause we believe in!) and therefore is a rare and valuable opportunity to share your works and wares with a new audience, meeting and getting inspired by like-minded makers and initiatives – and a worthwhile excuse for an adventure to Plymouth.

We’re really excited that BAF6 stall holder Oliver Uddy of Antler Press is part of the PABF team – you can get in touch with him here for more information about how to get involved.

Opportunity: Photobook call out still open for shows in Brighton & Helsinki

Brighton-based Photobook Show, who presented and sold a fantastic selection of artist newspapers at BAF6 are still receiving submissions for their recent call for entries.

With an aim to raise the profile of artist-led photobooks, this is a great opportunity for self-publishing artists and photographers with submissions, which can be of all shapes and sizes, stocks and formats, being considered for presentation at the next two Book Shows; C at Create Studios, Brighton, UK from the 17 -19 August 2012 and D at the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland from 31 Aug – 2 September 2012.

It costs £5 to enter and the cost of postage and the deadline for submissions is the 18 July 2012. Donated books will be added to the ever-increasing Photobook Show Archive in Brighton; a research and development resource available to the public and from which the team regularly draw on a changing selection of works to be exhibited or featured in Photobook Show events, shows and public programmes. If the taster of works already submitted is anything to go by, these shows are definitely worth being a part of.

Interested in entering?

A Day Well Documented…BAF6 is archived

BAF6 has now officially been archived with our epic picture gallery and full line-up. Let these photographs take you back to all the festivities on that sunny Saturday in February…

BAF6 in the sunshine!

The sun sets on BAF6

The pack up begins!…. Ariane and I are busy processing all the many Various Artist stall submissions and sales from the weekend. No rest for the wicked!


Huge thanks from Ffotogallery’s BAF Team go out to all the stall holders, various artists, volunteers, Nia for delicious homemade cakes and Nanna Koekoek & her Dansette.

We had a record of over 600 visitors to Turner House for BAF6! Thanks to all who came along to enjoy the fayre, Penarth and the amazing weather. See you next year!

Helen & the BAF Team