Child’s Play: Photobooks for and about Children
On Sunday, February 12, 2017, we gathered on Manhattan’s upper west side for presentations on photobooks for and about children and adolescents by Sara Kramer of New York Review Books Classics, photographer Isabelle Evertse and photobook collector and translator Frédérique Destribats.
Sara Kramer is the managing editor of New York Review Books Classics and the New York Review Children’s Collection, where she oversaw the 2012 rerelease of Eikoh Hosoe and Betty Lifton’s children’s classic, Taka-Chan and I: A Dog’s Journey to Japan by Runcible.
Isabelle Evertse is a photographer, curator and editor based in France. She founded piK magazine, dedicated to promoting photographers worldwide in March 2012 and has written reviews for several publications including Aperture and Off The Wall. She recently launched her own photobook alongside Kummer & Hermann, a project published by A-Jump books in 2016. In addition, Evertse publishes Co-Curate magazine, a limited edition publication that invites a different editor to collaborate with her for each issue. The current issue, focused on adolescence, is co-curated with Frédérique Destribats.
Frédérique Destribats works as a translator with a focus on photography and art, collaborating with various international publishers, editors, institutions, galleries and artists. She recently initiated a publishing platform, The Sunday Publisher, home to the collections Photographers’ References, a series of in-depth conversations with artists, and d&books, exploring the relation between textual and visual narration. For the past year, Destribats has been researching several public and private children’s photobooks collections.
And a big thank you to Deirdre Donohue and the International Center of Photography Library for allowing us to share a few of the children’s books in their collection.