19:00 on September 26 Photobook review with a publisher [Guest : Lukas Birk]
The photo book produced by Lukas “GÜLISTAN” has won the Best Book in the international category at PHotoESPAÑA Awards 2019 . Besides talking about the photobook production and publishing in South and Southeast Asia, he will discus why he emphasizes the opportunity to reach out for books, not only how he approaches the already established market. He will talk about the latest photobook “My Universe” by one of his workshop participants and an upcoming Burmese photographer, Nay Thet They Nwa, other name Bay bay. Everyone is welcome!
Lukas’ latest book and other titles will be available.
Starting time/date: 19:00 on Sep 29, 2019 (Thursday)
Duration: about 2 hours, afterwards there will be time for free chat
No entry fee
Guest: Lukas Birk
* The talk will be interpreted
* Registration not necessary
PROFILE | Lukas Birk
Lukas Birk is an Austrian photographer, storyteller, and publisher. His multi-disciplinary projects have been turned into films, chronicles, books, and exhibitions. A large part of Lukas’ work deals with archival material he collects through research or while delving into his own background. His narratives tackle recorded history by creating alternate storylines and fictional elements, alongside commonly accepted facts. His created ‘archival artworks’ have little to do with institutional processes but rather center around personal stories, the desire to preserve their place in history.
Lukas has co-founded the Afghan Box Camera Project, SewonArtSpace in Yogyakarta, the Austro Sino Arts Program in Beijing and the initiated the Myanmar Photo Archive with a ground breaking publishing program in Yangon.
His Publishing label Fraglich Publishing has won awards such as the Best Book of the Year by PhotoEspana and focuses on producing the books where the content is from in order to make the books available outside the Western Centric market.
Partial English translation : Miyuki Okuyama