Next FOTODOK Book Club sold out
02.11.2018

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It was somewhat foreseeable, but this last edition of the fourth season of the FOTODOK Book Club sold out in a few days. If you would like to be considered for the waiting list, please contact FOTDOK (not me). The photographers participating in this 16th edition are Dana Lixenberg with her new publication Tupac Biggie, Bryan Schutmaat with Good Goddamn and Martin Parr with Beach Therapy.

De FOTODOK Book Club is a live talk show in which interviews with makers of photo books are interluded with extraordinary trivia and tips for lovers and collectors. Since its inception in a dark basement four years ago, FOTODOK’s Book Club has relocated several times and grown into crowded evenings for a broad audience in Tivoli Vredenburg.

FOTODOK Book Club 16th Edition
Thursday December 6, 2018 from 8 until 9:30 pm
Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht

FOTODOK Book Club 15: Lewis Bush, Rein Jelle Terpstra and Jan Banning
04.10.2018

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The 15th edition of the FOTODOK Book Club will feature amazing and in some cases controversial books and makers like The Sweating Subject by Jan Banning, Shadows of the State by Lewis Bush and Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train - The People’s View by Rein Jelle Terpstra. Laura Cnossen, who told about her graduation dummy Love Klink in an earlier edition, explains why her dummy recently has been published by the English publisher Here Press.

De FOTODOK Book Club is a live talk show in which interviews with makers of photo books are interluded with extraordinary trivia and tips for lovers and collectors. Since its inception in a dark basement four years ago, FOTODOK’s Book Club has relocated several times and grown into crowded evenings for a broad audience in Tivoli Vredenburg.

FOTODOK Book Club 15th Edition
Thursday October 4, 2018 from 8 until 9:30 pm
Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht

FOTODOK's Book Club - The Special Edition @ Unseen Amsterdam
22.09.2018

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After an intense day of serious roaming, searching, browsing and chatting, we’re there! The guests for FOTODOK’s Book Club - The Special Edition at Unseen Amsterdam are: Todd Hido, Rafal Milach and Ania Nalecka, Mafalda Rakos and Wendy Marijnissen. Better be on time. The number of seats is limited, and available on first come first served basis. Start today at 13:45. Follow link for more information.

FOTODOK's Book Club on Tour @ Unseen Amsterdam
22.09.2018

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During Unseen Amsterdam there will be a Special Edition of the FOTODOK Book Club in the intimate ‘Annex - Leidinghuis’ for a limited number of people. This edition will take place on Saturday 22 September 2018 from 13:45 - 15:00. The guests will be announced one evening in advance via Instagram accounts of FOTODOK, Unseen Amsterdam and myself. Seats are available on first come first served basis. 

Announcement:
Dates of the next two editions of FOTODOK's Book Club
01.09.2018

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On Thursday October 4th and December 6th, the next editions of the FOTODOK Book Club will take place in Tivoli Vredenburg. If you want to know more about books and guests to expect or to buy a ticket, please click on the link below. Confirmed guests on October 4th are Jan Banning and Lewis Bush. More soon.

FOTODOK Book Club 14: Andrew Phelps, Christian van der Kooy and Robin de Puy
05.04.2018

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Very much looking forward to the 14th edition of the FOTODOK Book Club, starting at 8 pm on April 5, 2018 in Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht. It promises to be an exciting evening with fabulous books made by Andrew Phelps & Paul Kranzler (The Drake Equation), Christian van der Kooij (Anastasiia) and Robin de Puy (Randy). Tivoli Vredenburg is located next to Utrecht Central Station. Buy your ticket via the link below.

The FOTODOK Book Club has moved to Tivoli Vredenburg
24.01.2018

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There we go again! On February 1,2018 at 8 pm, the thirteenth edition of the FOTODOK Book Club takes place with wonderful guests AND we have moved again! In order to make the Book Club more accessible - also for visitors from outside Utrecht - we have decided to move to Tivoli/Vredenburg, a stone’s throw away from Utrecht Central Station. (Feels like a kind of coming home to me as I worked there for ten years as a bartender / host to finance my Photography studies and the start of my professional career.)

The books in this edition of the Book Club are about the aftermath of a conflict: The Egyptian Revolution in 2011 (As It May Be by Bieke Depoorter), The Bosnian War in the early nineties (Lost Takes by Tobias Bijl) and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict (Stone by Ad van Denderen). Of course, all books are available for viewing or buying and authors are there to sign your new acquisitions.

Announcement of guests for
upcoming FOTODOK Book Club
06.12.2017

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The next of the FOTODOK Book Club is on Thursday December 14th from 8 - 9:30 pm. For once, the location of the Book Club is the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, allowing visitors to also see my new exhibition Man Next Door between 7 and 8 pm (for free).
I am thrilled about the excellent line-up in this twelfth edition: Simon Roberts (UK) about a decade of British landscape photography in Merrie Albion, Mathieu Asselin (FR) about his Paris Photo First Book Award winning on Monsanto and Esther Hovers (NL) about intelligent surveillance systems in her promising first book False Positives. Jan Banning (Utereg) will introduce us to his new book Red Utopia in the returning item ‘Van Eigen Bodem’.

There seems to be only one minor downside: As far as I know the tickets already SOLD OUT. Bummer. Please send an email to FOTODOK for information and ticket requests.

Peter van Agtmael, Awoiska van der Molen and Rob van Hoesel in next Fotodok Book Club
27.05.2017

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We have a great line up for the tenth edition of the FOTODOK Book Club, next Thursday, June 1 at 8 pm. Join us for exciting conversations with some of world’s best photobook makers and cold beers in the shadow of the Dom tower in Utrecht.
Magnum photographer Peter van Agtmael (Skype) talks about his new book Buzzing at the Sil, a sequel to Disco Night Sept. 11 that was shortlisted for the Paris Photo/Aperture Book Award and was named a Book of the Year by The New York Times Magazine, Time, Vogue and American Photo amongst others.
Awoïska van der Molen (NL) will talk about her new book Blanco, which is the successor of her previous and successful photo book Sequester. Van der Molen is nominated for this years prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.
Designer and publisher Rob van Hoesel will talk about the challenges of combining designing and publishing books. Van Hoesel founded his publishing house The Eriskay Connection in 2011. Their books have consistently earned a spot on ‘Best of the Year’ lists photo book collectors like so much.

Kiril Golovchenko in FOTODOK Book Club on March 30, 8 pm.
17.03.2017

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I am very proud to announce our third guest for the FOTODOK Book Club: Kirill Golovchenko. He is the eastern European answer to Martin Parr, a master in bright visual strategies and a dedicated and productive self-publisher. Come and get inspired by this extremely active and talented Ukrainian photographer. Take your English, German and Russian dictionary with you. Also in this Book Club: Henk Wildschut and Mariken Wessels.

Henk Wildschut and Mariken Wessels in next
FOTODOK Book Club
09.03.2017

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I am very happy to announce the presence of Henk Wildschut and Mariken Wessels at the next FOTODOK Book Club on Thursday March 30, 3017. Henk will talk about his super fresh book Ville de Calais, on the growth and decline of an informal village in the French dunes. Mariken Wessels will talk about her brilliant Taking Off. Henry My Neighbour, a book on her neighbor’s obsession with amateur nude art. After multiple nominations and winning the Arles 2016 Book Award, the book got recently nominated for the Dutch Photobook Award. Third guest will be announced soon.

Annual subscriptions for FOTODOK Book Club 2017 now for sale
16.12.2016

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Thank you all for attending the 8th edition of the FOTODOK Book Club and a special thank you to our guests Jack Latham, Laura Cnossen, Laia Abril (on Skype) and Jan Rosseel. Never want to be too late for a ticket next year? Annual subscription for four editions of the Book Club 2017 are now for sale via FOTODOK. Please check out sales information and dates via link below.

Sugar Paper Theories by Jack Latham in FOTODOK Book Club
14.12.2016

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Today I am preparing the eighth edition of the FOTODOK Book Club. Two years ago I started this initiative in an effort to interest a broader audience for photobooks. Tonight, again, the venue sold out. One of the books in this edition is the wonderful Sugar Paper Theories of Jack Latham. The historical story about two murders in 1974 in Iceland not only tells a lot about the functioning of a scarcely populated country, but also touches on universal police investigation issues such as confessions under coercion, mass hysteria and scapegoating. A great book and not only for the small introverted photobook community. Signed copies are for sale tonight at FOTODOK.

FOTODOK Book Club program announced
23.09.2016

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On October 6, 2016 at 8pm, I will present the 7th edition of the FOTODOK Book Club in Utrecht. In addition to previously announced Nicoló Degiorgis, also Florian van Roekel, Xiaoxiao Xu and Rinske Former will talk about their latest books a.o. about why men build ornithopters in an attempt to fly. If you do not want to miss FOTODOK’s Book Club, please consider buying an annual subscription (as regular sold out).

Nicolò Degiorgis in next edition of the FOTODOK Book Club in Utrecht
16.09.2016

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Very happy that Nicolò Degiorgis is finally coming to the next FOTODOK Book Club on Thursday October 6 in Utrecht. I met Nicolò for the first time in 2014 at Vienna PhotoBook Festival. He rented a table to sell his fantastic debut book Hidden Islam. There was another book Oasis Hotel on the table. I asked about it and with a smile on his face, he explained that it would look so lean selling only one book. During the next FOTODOK Book Club we will talk about the success and impact of Hidden Islam, but also about his role as a publisher and curator of the latest book by Daisuke Yokota and Max Pinckers.

Edmund Clark's Negative Publicity at the sixth edition of the Fotodok Book Club
09.06.2016

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Many thanks to Edmund Clark and Aperture’s Lesley Martin for their contributions to the FOTODOK Book Club, my live talk show about books in Utrecht. Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition is without a doubt one of the most impressive books of 2016. It shows how our Western societies violates basic human rights on a large scale and in a coordinated manner.

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