Vancouver Photo Book Fair 2017

Photo: Hikaru Hayashi


Heads up Vancouver-based photographers and photography-lovers, the Vancouver Photo Book Fair is happening in a week over at Western Front! There aren’t too many things I love more than a good book of photos and this event is free and open to the public!

This first-ever Vancouver Photo Book Fair is organized in partnership with the Vancouver Art Book Fair, which is the longest-running international art book fair in Canada! Have a look below at all the full info including the event hours and full list of local and international exhibitors!




Friday, April 21: 7–10 pm (Members Preview*)
Saturday, April 22: 11 am–6 pm
Sunday, April 23: 11 am–6 pm


Western Front
303 East 8th Ave

*The Members Preview is for Members of Capture, Vancouver Art Book Fair, and the Western Front. Capture memberships will be available at the door for $10


Head over to Capture Photography Festival website for the entire list of related talks and workshops.



Atelier Éditions is a limited-edition publishing house based in Los Angeles. Authoring archival monographs, contemporary art books, and exploratory printed matter, the atelier regularly curates exhibitions, envisages cultural programming, initiates seminars and workshops, and enacts memorable collaborations.

Barbara Strigel is a Vancouver-based photographer and book artist. She produces one-of-a-kind, hand-constructed books, as well as editioned books that are explorations of how we experience place.

Circular Script is a Vancouver-based artist collective that publishes printed matter and photo-based books. With varying individual practices, members produce narrative and conceptual projects that explore current issues as well as personal and experimental experiences.

David Crompton is a visual artist whose work has been screened and exhibited internationally. He has published two photography-based artist’s books, Where I’m From (2013) and Common (2014), and has additional work forthcoming in 2017.

Douglas Williams‘s publications create narrative in light, shadow, and form. Photography integrates his studies and interests in art, language, architecture, theatre, wilderness, and travel.

Geist is the Canadian magazine of ideas and culture with a focus on fresh interactions between words and images. Geist publishes photo essays, street photography, vernacular photography, and other forms.

Gerri York‘s photographic, portfolio publications are recreations of archival print postcards from the 1940s, layered with photograms to evoke a spectral presence.

Greystone Books is a publisher of fine nonfiction books, pairing striking photography with stories about nature and the environment, travel and adventure, current issues, sports, and personal passions.

Hotam Press publishes Hotam and Poser, two artist’s book series using the magazine format. Each book is a self-contained project exploring ideas and forms, produced by the artist Ho Tam.

Jaz Halloran is a Vancouver-based graphic designer who creates identities, websites, artists’ books, magazines, zines, and print ephemera. His projects explore image-making, identity, and communication within visual culture.

New Documents is a Vancouver and Los Angeles–based art book publisher. New photo books include Ruth van Beek: The Cast, Jon Rafman: Nine Eyes, and Seth Fluker and Sheila Heti: Seth and Sheila Stayed Behind.

Newpaper is the new generation in photography, presenting magazines, postcards, prints, zines, posters, and more by local and international photographers in visual art, fashion, and skateboard culture.

Papersafe is a biannual publication dedicated to analogue photography and relevant discourse. Each issue covers a single subject through photographs and writing, with edition sizes of less than 100.

Peripheral Review is a publication of critical and alternative art exhibition reviews based in Vancouver and Toronto, with a goal of enabling access for both emerging and established writers.

Perish Publishing is a small Toronto-based press that focuses on artists’ books by practicing contemporary artists, at all stages of their careers, whose content is original to the publication. Perish’s books are printed in-house at its print shop, Standard Form, allowing for ambitious and experimental print processes.

Presentation House Gallery exhibits and disseminates photography and media art, emphasizing contemporary Canadian work within a context of historical and international art. It produces national and international tours of exhibitions, publications, public events, and art education programs.

Print Ready is an exhibition series that promotes the work of artists experimenting with self-publishing zines and books.

Quality Street Editions is a group of Vancouver-based artists, designers, photographers, and thinkers who are united by their production of printed matter.

Seth Fluker is a Toronto-based photographer who has self-published numerous books. Most recently, his book Before Things Change was featured in the Barbican exhibition Strange & Familiar, curated by Martin Parr.

Tenant Books is an independent publisher that creates limited-edition books, camera manuals, and objects focusing on the media of 35 mm point-and-shoot photography.

Trevor Van den Eijnden is a visual artist who works in photography and the photographic through objects, images, and bookworks. His work focuses on light and aesthetics as salves for dark subject matter.

Vancouver Art Book Fair is an organization dedicated to establishing Vancouver as a centre for artists’ publishing. In addition to an annual fair, it produces various curatorial and publishing projects on local and global platforms.

Zefan Sramek is a multidisciplinary artist and musician whose work incorporates photography, illustration, and printing on themes of man-made landscapes, psychosocial phenomena, and the relationships between the two.

Zine Club is a group of international artists engaging both print and digital platforms. Recent projects include the conceptual photography publication Spiritual Pilgrimage and print works East/West, Summer Studio, and Agree to Disagree.

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