Indie Photobook Library

Indie Photobook Library

The Indie Photobook Library ( is a U.S. based archive that collects and showcases self-published and indie published photobooks, and facilitates discourse on trends in contemporary publishing and scholarly research now and in the future. Since May of 2010, the iPL has organized over twenty pop-up library spaces, events, and feature-length exhibitions in the United States, Canada, Guatemala and China.

Archive Exhibitions Supported by Indie Photobook Library

A Survey of Documentary Styles in Early 21st century Photobooks

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

The Indie Photobook Library’s seminal traveling exhibition, curated by Larissa Leclair and Darius Himes, arrives in New York, after stops in San Francisco and DC. “A Survey of Documentary Styles in early 21st century Photobooks” draws from the iPL collection and features 70 photobooks, along with a selection of photographs from the books.

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