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AWAKE: Protest, Liberty and Resistance Reading Room

 THE AWAKE READING ROOM
An Evolving Photobook Library of Protest, Liberty and Resistance
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Reading Room Locations:
PGH Photo Fair
Carnegie Museum of Art / Pittsburgh
April 29-30, 2017

Magnum Foundation / New York City
June 17, 2017
(At the 10×10 Awake Book Bazaar and Library at the Magnum Foundation)

The 10×10 AWAKE Reading Room is an evolving library of books, zines and photography-related materials that responds to issues of liberty, resistance and social protest.

Presented as either objects of protests in themselves or documents of protest by others, the printed materials that form the ongoing 10×10 AWAKE Reading Room have been collected through a global open-call to artists and photographers. A selection of these submitted materials – in tandem with historical protest and resistance photobooks on loan from the International Center of Photography Library – are presented in this new AWAKE Reading Room.

The books, zines and ephemera have been grouped into loose themes. No specific political or social agenda is endorsed by 10×10 Photobooks in the formation of this library. The sole purpose of this Reading Room is to explore the role of the arts and the artist during a period of significant political and social change. Please note that we do not sell these Reading Room titles – most can be purchased online via the artists or publishers.

Please browse and consider contributing your own photo-based work to future 10×10 AWAKE Reading Rooms.

Submission Guidelines for AWAKE!

This is a completely open call for photobooks, zines and photobook-related materials responding to liberty, resistance and the political environment of today. Please follow this link to submit your work.

We are receptive to all and anything that is created or has been created (as long as it is book-related). We only ask that the submitter tell us how their book relates to liberty and resistance.

The first Awake! Reading Room was exhibited at the PGH Photo Fair at the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh), April 29-30, 2017, and will be followed by a reading room, book and zine bazaar at the Magnum Foundation (NYC) on June 17, 2017. Only a rotating selection of the zines, books and materials submitted will be exhibited in the reading rooms. However we will find a suitable home in an institution or library for ALL materials submitted. Therefore, all materials will eventually have a home in the world providing free access to the public.

Submission for the PGH venue is now closed. Only submissions received by May 15, 2017 will be considered for inclusion in the Awake Reading Room at the Magnum Foundation (NYC).

Submit here!


My Lens Our Ferguson by Adrian Octavius Walker

Die Wachsamen Augen der Angela M. (The Alert Eyes of Angela M.) by Nico Baumgarten

National Trust by Jay Turner Frey