« Site Specific: Photography Exhibitions from Around the World »
Published by: Tall Poppy Press (www.tallpoppypress.xyz), 2023
Authors: Matt Dunne and Callum Beaney
Designer: Rebecca McCauley
Soft cover dust jacket cover that folds out into a post
About the book
Site Specific: Photography Exhibitions from Around the World explores the ways photography can be exhibited. This is a reference book about exhibiting practice, it’s an anthology for exploring installation, a visual encyclopaedia – image heavy and text light.
Co-authored by Matt Dunne and Callum Beaney, the book highlights methods as diverse as using post-it-notes as a medium to collage to traditional framing. The authors casting a wide net, with 58 exhibitions included, a vast range of exhibiting processes and styles are covered from an array of countries and contexts.
With photography shown in galleries, outdoor spaces, hotel rooms, festivals, tiled floors and even brutalist exteriors, each work featured provides further visual reference and inspiration about photography exhibiting.
Photographers featured include Trent Parke, Dayanita Singh, Ying Ang, Heikki Kaski, Brett Davis, Rebecca Najdowski/Vivian Cooper Smith, Elle Pérez and many, many more.
Site Specific is a record of some of the most wonderful photography exhibitions that probably didn’t make it to your home town, including some artists a reader likely will have not yet discovered.
Quote from author Matt Dunne about why the book was made
“We made Site Specific because we wanted to make sure artists could access an excellent resource for inspiration and learning. Through the book, we wanted to showcase a really diverse range of exhibiting practice and make sure that regions that are often under-represeted were shown. We hope that everyone who looks at this book will find something new, exciting and thought provoking.”
List of artists included
Chan Wai Kwong
Colby Deal & Juan Fuentes
Hanqing & Mona
Luis Antonio Santos
Maket/Days in the Sun
Rebecca Najdowski & Vivian Cooper Smith
Rosie Marie Cromwell
Ryan J Gander
Ryan L Moule
Sergio Valenzuela Escobedo
Stephan Keppel & Benjamin Jones
Taisuke Koyama & Takashi Kawashima
Woong Soak Teng