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Charta Festival in Rome

Charta Festival 2021

Overlapse will be in Rome during the opening weekend of Charta Festival, 17-18 July. It will truly be a delight to take part, in-person, at a community-based event for the first time since November 2019!

The first edition of Charta, a contemporary photography festival focused on photobooks and independent publishing, has the theme of ‘Demons’ – which aims to investigate “the darkest derivations of the human condition, from territorial to social and psychological issues, giving a transversal perspective on contemporary challenges.”

An exhibition of 100 photobooks on the theme will be shown around San Lorenzo, the art district of Rome, and Overlapse will take part in the Book Market held at Matèria Gallery, via dei Latini 27 from 10am-8pm on 17th & 18th July. Please join us if you’re in Rome!

From 6pm on Saturday the 17th July, Overlapse will give a presentation, and talk with Lara Shipley & Antone Dolezal who will discuss their new book Devil’s Promenade connected live by video from the US.

For further details see the Charta Festival Programme

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Star Photobook Dummy Award

Star Photobook Dummy Award

Overlapse publisher Tiffany Jones is honored to be a nominator for the first annual Star Photobook Dummy Award. Organised by Photographic Social Vision Foundation in collaboration with the publishers Phree, Ediciones Posibles and RM, the prize offers the opportunity and support to publish a photobook on the basis of a dummy in its final stage of design and presented concept. The jury will select a winner from dummies put forward by nomination only. See the full list of nominators here.

The winning book dummy photographer(s) will receive a contribution of 10,000€ for publication, as well as three mentorship sessions and international distribution. The prize winner will be announced in October 2021.

The Star Photobook Dummy Award is dedicated to the loving creativity of graphic designer Inés Casals, and will focus on projects permeated by the human values that were important in her life such as: friendship, empathy, intimacy, warmth, love, beauty, poetry, doubt, fear, challenge, tenacity, empowerment, self-determination, resilience, acceptance, self-care, compassion, without forgetting irony and non-conforming.

Read more about the first Star Photobook Dummy Award here, and if you feel you have a suitable dummy for review, please email a low-resolution PDF to Tiffany at iinfo@overlapse.com

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FiebreFest 2020 BookMarket + Curated selections

FiebreFest 2020

Fiebre Photobook has launched online for its 2020 Edition, and the BookMarket is a beautiful assembly of small publishers! We are very happy to take part with our virtual table, which will be open for business until the end of the year. Please drop by for a visit and see their festival programme.

We are also very proud (elated, really) to have four Overlapse books selected by the curators to highlight on their own virtual tables. Here is a snapshot of books they chose:

GABRIELA CENDOYA, Book collector:
The Saxons of Transylvania by Pascual + Vincent
A Parallel Road by Amani Willett
Devil’s Promenade by Antone Dolezal & Lara Shipley (pre-order)
You can call me Nana by Will Harris (pre-order)
Fiebre Photobook 2020 - Gabriela Cendoya

GONZALO GOLPE, Editor and designer:
A Parallel Road by Amani Willett
Devil’s Promenade by Antone Dolezal & Lara Shipley (pre-order)
Fiebre Photobook 2020 - Gonzalo Golpe

OLGA YATSKEVICH, 10×10 Photobooks cofounder:
A Parallel Road by Amani Willett
Fiebre Photobook 2020 - Olga Yatskevich

Enormous thanks to the organisers of Fiebre PhotobookMiren Pastor, Olmo González and Daniel Mayrit – who work tirelessly to promote small publishers’ work through this lively platform.

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Polycopies 2020 – The Online POLYCOVID Edition

Polycopies 2020

POLYCOPIES in Paris is THE annual photobook fair (on a boat!) to look forward to. Although we can’t meet together on the Seine this weekend, we’re excited to be able to gather for the online ‘POLYCOVID’ edition for 2020. So we’re still rocking the boat, virtually. We invite you to check out the terrific books our publisher colleagues have been producing this year – the online fair officially runs from 11-15 November and there’s some special offers to be found! Visit Polycopies 2020 online.

We are also very pleased that the organisers have selected A Parallel Road by Amani Willett to recommend to visitors. You can view a PDF of the list of recommended photobooks here.

Many thanks for joining us and for your continued support! X

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Online events during coronavirus lockdown

Since we were all blindsided this spring by the spread of coronavirus and instructed to stay at home, many of us had to cancel travel plans. As a small photobook publisher this meant missing out on participating in book fairs and festivals – events we rely on to gather with like minded photobook enthusiasts, to share new publications and convivial moments. While this epidemic came as a massive shock to all of us, we knew the priority was to accept our position and protect the health and welfare our families, friends and communities.

From March we have realised just how important our online connections are for bringing us together, at least virtually. Numerous people and organisations involved in photography came up with innovative ways to keep in touch and continue in sharing our collective passion for visual communication. Overlapse was grateful to be involved by participating in some of these initiatives.

The Photographic Museum of Humanity invited us to feature in their online photobook festival through late March and April, organised by Giuseppe Oliverio and Rocco Venezia who brought together a wonderful selection of international, independent publishers. Many of us also had informal Instagram Live sessions with Giuseppe to discuss concepts behind our books and publishing imprints, and PhMuseum has plans to expand their promotion of photobooks even further. Being a part of this event really helped us come out of isolation, despite the necessity to be a virtual experience! See @PhMuseum on Instagram

Later in April another online photobook fair was launched from the US with Virtual—Assembly – a weekend-long event organised by Jason Koxvold and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa. Throughout the weekend they hosted an ambitious programme of talks and presentations with many familiar artists and photography professionals. This is also set to be a continuing initiative, so it’s worth following along for updates – @virtualassembly on Instagram

Then in early May we were delighted to be invited by 10×10 Photobooks to host an hour-long ‘InstaSalon’ presentation with Tiffany Jones, which is archived to view here on Instagram. Since 2012 10×10 has pursued a mission to foster engagement with the global photobook community through an appreciation, dissemination and understanding of photobooks. Run by co-founders Olga Yatskevich and Russet Lederman, and salon organiser Dolly Meieranhey – they offer an ongoing multi-platform series of public photobook events and continue to organise three online InstaSalons each week. Don’t miss out on this incredible outreach project! Follow @10x10photobooks on Instagram

Moving forward we are working on new books for release in summer and autumn after postponing our spring projects. Soon we’ll have news about upcoming titles and events! In the meantime we are thinking warmly of you – especially our new friends connected in the virtual world and those of you who generously continue to support Overlapse projects. Thank you!

Keep well and we look forward to meeting you again very soon XX

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Overlapse at Polycopies in Paris from 6-10 November 2019

Polycopies Paris 2019

HERE’S YOUR TICKET TO POLYCOPIES, the most exciting photobook fair of the year – meet us on the boat in Paris!
No actual ticket necessary, just turn up 😉

Happening during the week of Paris-Photo, Polycopies is not only an abundant marketplace for finding photobooks aplenty, but the liveliest place to meet with photographers, publishers, collectors and other enthusiasts from around the world. The boat is rocking every day with an energetic crowd of people sharing ideas on photography, discussing the practices of publishing, exchanging on discoveries made and showing new projects. Don’t miss it!

Meet aboard the Concorde-Atlantique boat
Berges de Seine – Port de Solferino, 75007 Paris
Métro: Concorde / Assemblée Nationale

OVERLAPSE EVENT: SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER FROM 4PM
BOOK SIGNING + LAUNCH of The Saxons of Transylvania with Pascual Martínez + Vincent Sáez

Open times:
Wednesday 6 November – 5.30-10pm
Thursday 7 November – 11am-9pm
Friday 8 November – 11am-9pm
Saturday 9 November – 11am-9pm
Sunday 10 November – 12-7pm