BOP Bristol 19 Photobook Festival

19 October 2019 - 20 October 2019

10:00 - 17:00

RPS and MPF
Paintworks
Bath Road
BS4 3AR

BOP Bristol 19 is a brand new photobook festival hosted by The Royal Photographic Society and the Martin Parr Foundation, which will be based at Paintworks, Bristol. It brings together a diverse range of photobook publishers from the UK and Europe and is supported by a programme of talks over the two days.

BOP Bristol 19 will provide an opportunity for photographers and collectors to seek out new books directly from publishers and artists, secure recently published and established titles, as well as meet many of the photographers behind the books. Book signings will take place throughout the festival.

BOP Bristol includes many of the key publishers in the photobook industry, including MACK, Hoxton Mini Press and GOST Books. New and emerging publishers, such as Loose Joints, are also a part of the Festival.
The weekend features an extensive programme of talks including Stephen Gill, Mark Power, Jack Latham, Poulomi Basu, and Liz Hingley. They will discuss their work with a particular focus on recent projects.
Entry to the book fair is free, artist talks are ticked. Local Bristol brewery Lost and Grounded will have a pop up bar at the Festival and food stalls will be on site.

Martin Parr HonFRPS said: ‘We love photobooks here in Bristol. Building on the success of recent Bristol photobook festivals, we introduce this brand new event, a collaboration between The Royal Photographic Society and Martin Parr Foundation. Come to BOP Bristol 19 and see the most exciting new publications and meet the authors behind them.'

Dr Michael Pritchard FRPS, Director, Education and Public Affarirs at the RPS said: 'The RPS and MPF are two of the best-known names in photography. As we occupy adjacent buildings it made perfect sense to collaborate and combine our respective knowledge and facilities in delivering a new photo book festival to Bristol and the United Kingdom. The response from publishers and speakers has been extremely positive and it promises to be a great weekend.’

Entry to the festival is free but there is a small charge for talks which can be booked here: www.rps.org/BOP19

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Michael Pritchard

0117 316 4474

Region: Bristol (HQ)