CLAP! – 10×10 Contemporary Latin American Photobooks
13-15 May 2016 at PGH Photo, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
2-5 November 2016 at Aperture Foundation, New York City
March 2017 at Hirsch Library, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
CLAP!– 10×10 Contemporary Latin American Photobooks is a photobook reading room that presents more than 100 contemporary Latin American Photobooks from 2000 to 2016. Organized by the non-profit 10×10 Photobooks, the project launched at the PGH Photo Fair at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh (13-15 May 2016) and will travel to the Aperture Foundation in New York City (2-5 Novmeber 2016) before concluding at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (March 2017). At the end of the reading room tour, all the books in the project will be donated to the Hirsch Library at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Selected by Latin America specialists (either in teams or individually), the reading room is a hands-on opportunity for North American audiences to browse a range of recently published Latin American photobooks that are rarely seen or available in the United States. The selected books, representing many of the most exciting innovations in Latin American photography and publications right now, will be documented in a forthcoming comprehensive volume that will also include critical essays on contemporary Latin American photobooks.
October 28, 2016
Panel Discussion at the Americas Society