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A photobook anthology that documents CLAP!, a traveling reading room exhibition of 130 contemporary Latin American Photobooks from 2000 to 2016. Organized by the nonprofit 10×10 Photobooks, the project launched at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh in May 2016, and traveled to the Aperture Foundation in New York City in November 2016, before concluding at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in March 2017. Selected by 12 Latin American specialists (either in teams or individually), the books presented offer a range of recently published Latin American photobooks that are rarely seen or available outside the region. The selected books represent many of the most exciting innovations in Latin American photography and publications.

Copiously illustrated and indexed, the CLAP! publication provides full color spreads and detailed bibliographic information for all 130 photobooks included in the reading room. Designed by Ricardo Báez, CLAP! includes essays by Luis Weinstein and Joaquim Marçal F. de Andrade.

Publisher: 10×10 Photobooks, Inc. (New York City)
Date of Publication: March 2017
Size: 29 cm high x 20 cm wide (11.5 x 8 inches)
Pages: 244
Binding: Softbound, Smith sewn with dust-jacket that converts to two-sided poster
Edition Size: 600 copies
Editors: Olga Yatskevich, Russet Lederman and Matthew Carson
Associate Editor: Michael Lang
Designer: Ricardo Báez (tipografiabaez.com)
ISBN: 978-0-692-83478-7

$55 plus shipping
$25 shipping to the rest of the world
$5 shipping in the USA
Please note that the books will begin shipping in late March 2017.
The retail price for the CLAP! book will increase to $60 on April 1, 2017.


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On November 2, 2016, 10×10 invited Chilean photographer, editor and photobook collector Luis Weinstein and Venezuelan graphic designer and photobook collector Ricardo Báez to speak about their work and photobook collecting practices at the opening reception salon for CLAP! 10×10 Contemporary Latin American Photobooks reading room at Aperture Foundation in New York City.

Ricardo Báez

Luis Weinstein

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10×10 Photobooks held a panel presentation on contemporary Latin American Photobooks from 2000 to 2016 at the Americas Society in New York City on 28 October 2016. Held in conjunction with CLAP!, a traveling photobook reading room organized by 10×10 at the Aperture Foundation Gallery November 2–5, this presentation moderated by Christopher Phillips brought together Paula Kupfer, Leandro Villaro and Pablo López Luz, several of the photographers and curators responsible for the selections on view in CLAP!. The books discussed introduced a range of recently published Latin American photobooks that are rarely seen or available in the United States and represent many of the most exciting innovations currently happening in Latin American photography. Thank you Gabriela Rangel, Veronica Flom and Susanna Temkin at Americas Society for hosting this event.

About the Speakers

Paula Kupfer is a writer and editor specialized in photography and Latin American art. Previously, she was managing editor of Aperture magazine. Kupfer has a BA in journalism and Latin American studies from NYU and is currently an MA candidate in art history at Hunter College researching the history of photography in São Paulo.

Leandro Villaro is an Argentinian photographer and editor. He has published the work of various artists under the imprint antennae collection including photographer Juan Travnik (Paisajes, 2015) and filmmaker Claudio Caldini (Experimental Films 1975-82, 2012). He teaches at the International Center of Photography and is the director of programs at Penumbra Foundation in New York City.

Pablo López Luz is a photographer from Mexico City whose work has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Art, Fondation Cartier (Paris), Somerset House (London), International Center of Photography (New York), and Museum of Modern Art (Mexico City), among others. López Luz has published two monographs with Editorial RM: Pablo López Luz (2011) and Pyramid (2014). His third book, Frontera, will be published later this year.

Christopher Phillips is an independent curator based in New York. From 2000 until 2016 he served as a curator at the International Center of Photography in New York. He has organized numerous exhibitions of historic and contemporary photography and media art, many of them devoted to recent Asian art. These include the first major U.S. exhibition of Chinese contemporary photography, Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China (2004, co-curated with Wu Hung), as well as China and the Chinese in Early Photographs (2004), Atta Kim: On-Air (2006), Shanghai Kaleidoscope (2008), Heavy Light: Recent Photography and Video from Japan (2008), and Wang Qingsong: When Worlds Collide (2011). Phillips teaches courses in the history and criticism of photography at Barnard College, New York University, and the ICP/Bard MFA program.

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We are happy to report the successful launch of the CLAP! reading room at PGH Photo at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh from 13 to 15 May. The Pittsburgh audience couldn’t have been more welcoming. It was a pleasure to introduce and share so many incredible contemporary Latin American photobooks from the past 16 years.

The next reading room will pop-up in New York City this fall.

Stay tuned for more details!

Set-up in the Hall of Sculpture at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Set-up in the Hall of Sculpture at the Carnegie Museum of Art

¡CLAP! Reading Room at the Carnegie Museum of Art during PGH Photo

¡CLAP! Reading Room at the Carnegie Museum of Art during PGH Photo

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CLAP!

CLAP! 10×10 Contemporary Latin American Photobooks

2-3 March 2017 at Hirsch Library, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

2-5 November 2016 at Aperture Foundation, New York City

13-15 May 2016 at PGH Photo, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

Buy the CLAP! 10×10 Contemporary Latin American Photobooks publication!

CLAP! 10×10 Contemporary Latin American Photobooks is a photobook reading room that presents 130 contemporary Latin American photobooks from 2000 to 2016. Organized by the nonprofit 10×10 Photobooks, the project launched at the PGH Photo Fair at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh from 13-15 May, 2016 and was exhibited at the Aperture Foundation in New York City from 2-5 November, 2016 before concluding at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) from 2-3 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 MFAH.

Selected by 12 Latin American 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 US. The selected books, representing many of the most exciting innovations in contemporary Latin American photography and publications, will be documented in the forthcoming (Release: March 2017) comprehensive CLAP! book, designed by Ricardo Báez with essays by Luis Weinstein and Joaquim Marçal F. de Andrade.

CLAP! Events

2 – 3 March 2017
Hirsch Library
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Held in conjunction with the Latin American Experience Gala.

2 – 5 November 2016
CLAP! 10×10 Contemporary Latin American Photobooks Reading Room
at Aperture Foundation

547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, New York

Salon Reception: Wednesday, 2 November
Chilean photographer Luis Weinstein and Venezuelan photobook graphic designer Ricardo Báez will share their work and broad knowledge of contemporary Latin American photobooks.

28 October 2016
CLAP! Panel Discussion at the Americas Society
680 Park Ave, New York
Moderated by Christopher Phillips with panelists Paula Kupfer, Leandro Villaro and Pablo Lopez Luz
Free and open to the public. Registration Required

14 – 15 May 2016
CLAP! Reading Room at PGH Photo Fair
Carnegie Museum of Art
Hall of Sculpture
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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CLAP! Guest Selectors
Nicolás Wormull, Luis Weinstein, Leandro Villaro & Diran Sirinian, Ramón Reverté, Diana Rangel, Rony Maltz & Allegra Cordero di Montezemolo, Paula Kupfer, Julieta Escardó & Nicolás Janowski, Eneka Fernández & Mike Fernández, Ana Casas Broda & Gerardo Montiel Klint, Claudi Carreras Guillén & Iatã Cannabrava, and Ricardo Báez.

CLAP! includes photobooks by
Rodrigo Abd, Rafael Adorján, Luján Agusti, Carlos Altamirano, Claudia Andujar, Abraham Araujo & Gustavo Dao (aka Bestialo Culapsus), Ricardo Peña Bacalao, Daniel Barraco, Ana Baumann, Alejandra Ugarte Bedwell, Beatriz Bellorín, Ernesto Benavides, Rodrigo Benavides, Julio Bittencourt, Iñaki Bonillas, Miguel Rio Branco, Juan Brenner & Byron Mármol, Pablo Cabado, Miguel Calderón, Santiago Carrera, Alejandro Cartagena, João Castilho, Deborah Castillo, Carolina Cattan, Alejandro Chaskielberg, Ramiro Chaves, Ana Costa, Matías Costa, Pedro David, Cristina de Middel, Estefania d’Esperies, Gustavo Di Mario, Juan Toro Diez, José Diniz, Alex Dorfsman, Camilo Echavarría, Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo, Fabián España, Federico Estol, Guillermo Faivovich & Nicolás Goldberg, Erick Faúndez, Manuel A. Fernández, Verónica Fieiras, Francilins, Guadalupe Gaona, Paolo Gasparini, Adriana Genel, Guilherme Gerais, Maya Goded, Mauricio Toro Goya, Amada Granado, Lourdes Grobet, Philippe Gruenberg, Pablo Guidali, Santiago Hafford, Pablo Hare, Fernando Fujimoto Hasegawa, Jonathan Hernández, Roberto Huarcaya, Adelaide Ivánova, Claudia Jaguaribe, Pablo Larreta, Roberto Linsker, Ícaro Lira, Pablo López Luz, Luz en la Piel, Jorge Macchi, Mayra Martell, Pedro Martinelli, Edgar Martínez, Sebástian Mejia, Enrique Metinides, Gian Paolo Minelli, Luis Molina-Pantin, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, Sara Maneiro Montiel, Edgar Moreno, Italo Negro, Musuk Nolte, Alejandro Olivares, Cristóbal Olivares, André Penteado, Ewa Priester, Rodrigo Ramos, Mayana Redin, Rosângela Rennó, Mauro Restiffe, Pal Kerese Riveros, Javier Rodríguez, Germán Rojas, Guadalupe Ruiz, Felipe Russo, Nicolás Sáez, Mariela Sancari, Gustavo Sancricca, Tiago Santana, María José Sesma, Maíra Soares, Francisco Solórzano (Frasso) & Tom Grillo, Alfredo Srur, Anna Thereza, Carsten Todtmann, Gilberto Tomé, Roberto Molina Tondopó, Nicolas Torres, Juan Diego Valera, Lorena Guillén Vaschetti, Luis Weinstein, Andrés Marroquín Winkelmann, Bob Wolfenson, Nicolas Wormull, and Julio Zenil.

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