A Couple Days Late

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 - Nicholas Calcott

Bookmakers at Chateau d’Eau

Sorry I haven’t posted – I was down in Toulouse working on getting together the latest iteration of Le Garage.  Which, incidentally, has a new website.  Check it out at legarage.cc.

In the meantime, though, An-My Lê’s new show “Events Ashore” has opened at Murray Guy.  It’s work on the US Navy, that I first had a sense she was working on due to an appearance in her Art:21 documentary.  It seems a slight departure from her previous work (I find it less lyrical… or more, I’m not sure), but certainly worth a look if you’re in NY.

Also, Carly Steinbrunn of Le Garage showed me this absolutely delightful video about the festival at Arles. This isn’t exactly timely (Paris Photo is closer than Arles), but you gotta watch it if you speak French…

And finally, tiny little water creature photographs.

Next post: much less random, I promise.


Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 - Nicholas Calcott


So it’s September, and here in Paris the 6 month winter has apparently already begun. We’re virtually guaranteed the grey, pissing skies present today until April, unless Summer somehow effects a Lazarus like return from the dead.

It’s not all bad, though: September also marks the rentré, when all of France returns to work. That means lots and lots of stuff going on, as all of the work and events that would have happened in August are crammed into the first couple of weeks of the month of September.

Included in that are two special events I want to draw your attention to. First, Le Garage, the exhibition project I was involved in in Arles this year, will be showing again in Toulouse at the venerable Chateau d’Eau gallery, opening September 24th. If you’re around, be sure to check it out. The Le Garage site is due for an update with details of the show – when that happens, I’ll be sure to mention it here.

And here in Paris (or its environs), Laurence Vecten, of LOZ fame, has gotten together with Laurent Champoussin to present PIY / Publish It Yourself, ‘an exhibition of self-published photobooks.’

The show is next week-end, saturday 11th and sunday 12th, at Maison d’art Bernard Anthonioz, in Nogent sur Marne (16, rue Charles VII, Nogent sur Marne ; 12.00 am until 6.00 pm).

In our selection of books, you may find names you have already seen on LOZ.
Our idea is to show different range of books : monographs, posters, zines, boxes, different types of printing, and of course impulsive choices.

I’ll be checking it out on Sunday if anyone cares to join me…

NEXT UP: All of the links I’ve been saving for you and never had a chance to share.  I’m wading through the folder today, so I should have a nice round up in the next couple of days.

Print Sale

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 - Nicholas Calcott

Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine

I’ve been a bit busy lately, hence not alot of posting, but I’m collecting things to show you all, so rest assured that I haven’t given up.

In the meantime, though, check out the work of my friends Carly Steinbrunn, Véronique Besnard, and Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine. And, more importantly, visit the page of the Le Garage print sale on Grégoire’s site – it’s to support the running costs of the Le Garage project, which is really shaping up to be great, so don’t forget to submit your book dummies, due May 31st!

Le Garage

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 - Nicholas Calcott

So, I’m happy to announce a call for submissions for Le Garage, “an itinerant exhibition project born out of a common love for photography-related books and publications.”

In actual fact, Le Garage will be an exhibition of photobook dummies by both known and unknown photographers, held off-program at the opening week (10 days, actually) of this year’s Les Rencontres d’Arles photography festival. I’ll let you all check out the details on the website, but I will say that it promises to be alot of fun and good exposure too – Arles is always jam packed with photographers and photography lovers that week, and I can promise you that we’ll be putting together an exhibition that will attract them all (or at least the good ones)…

More details later as the project comes together.