Thursday, 30 September 2010

Autumn Program

Salford Zine Library may well be coming to a town near you over the coming months. Have a click on the image above to check. For further information on any of the above events, check out the links below...

Alexander Binder

Contribution: Malefirium

Brion Nuda Rosch

Brion Nuda Rosch’s work is inviting yet unpredictable. His diverse combinations of materials gently lead viewers to unexpected discoveries. These deceptively simple works present humorously profound situations- Rosch's simple act of placing one image of a waterfall on top of another complicates pictorial space, subject-object hierarchy, and combinative logic. Such playful sleight of hand pervades most of his works, and adds a wink to the deep resonances that they evoke. Neither reclusive obsessions nor simply vehicles for expression, Rosch's works function as signposts and touchstones of his own investigation into his singular understanding of the world.

Contribution: Brion Nuda Rosc

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Shiori Kawasaki

Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Moved to New York in 2006 to attend the one-year certificate program in International Center of Photography and studied Documentary and Photojournalism. After graduating from ICP, she has been exhibited in several group shows in NY includes Sombra Project which took part in New York Photo Festival 2010. Her work is shown in major Japanese magazines such as Coyote, BRUTUS, PHat Photo, UOMO and others. Shiori currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Contribution: It's Going to be a Good Night.

Victor Sira

Victor Sira is a Venezuela-born artist/photographer who studied at the international centre of photography in New York.

Sira-Archive 2
Unpacking My Library

Off Modern

The Journal contains a mixture of art writing, fiction, theory, illustration, collage and photography representing the work of Off Modern and its immediate circle of collaborators over the last six months.

The work ranges from the SECOND OM MANIFESTO and NO NEW AVANT GARDES, by Off Modern, detailing the future ideas of the group. WILL SHUTES gives us his vision of a future literature in A NOTE ON NEWNESS and the photography collective, HOLY GHOST, present an illuminating report on the TEMPORARY SCHOOL OF THOUGHT, a group of squatters who founded a school based on the free exchange of knowledge. Fictional work comes from the satirical EXCERPTS FROM THE DIARY OF LEWIS KLEJSTAN by WILLIAM HUNT, detailing the life of a failing artist and GORDON MACRAE’s lingering evocation of Americana in ONE OH ONE.

Photography is supplied by the likes of GUY GORMLEY, with his haunting images of vacant spaces, and PATRICK BARRETT, who continues in his ongoing project of documenting the crumbling Brutalist masterpieces of the 60s. Also featuring is YURI PATTISON, who includes two sets of images; one of the movements of art works at last years Frieze art fair and two evocative half frame diptychs of silent London landscapes. The journal is beautifully illustrated by our favourite young artists and designers working at the moment. JAYNE HELLIWELL produces a work of trademark brilliance whilst TOM REES and CHARLIE GIBSON show their dark senses of humour quite perfectly in their intricate collage work.

Monday, 27 September 2010

CCA Art Book Fair / 25th September 2010

Lucky we took so much of the library, lucky we made a banner and following a case disaster, some rushed photocopying and a rogue pad of yellow paper. It was great to visit Glasgow, everyone was great and its just a shame that the library could only be viewed for the day but thank you to everyone who came.

A BIG thank you to Jamie at the CCA, Julia for putting us up and Freek Lomme for talking a lot of sense.
Born in south africa and bred in cyprus artist / illustrator anthony zinonos now lives in the fine city of norwich in the uk. he has a degree in printmaking and photomedia from the norwich school of art and design and is a co-founder of the norwich based t-shirt label dirt box as well as a member of the wafa collective. he is addicted to collecting paper and loves coffee and rollershoes. anthony strives to one day live in a hot country and have a balcony and a cactus garden.

Red Yellow Blue Repeat
Le Dot

Scarlet Turkey

Scarlet Turkey is an independent Salford rugby fanzine.

Contribution: Scarlet Turkey 10, 12 and 19

Matt Pringle

Mat Pringle is a artist and printmaker.

Contribution: A Mat Pringle Zine July 2010 The Music One

Elizabeth Weinberg

Elizabeth Weinberg lives in Brooklyn, New York, with two cats, a bicycle, and a moped. She was selected as one of PDN's 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch in 2010, and has been published in American Photography 26. Born and raised in Massachusetts, she graduated with a degree in Photojournalism from Boston University in 2004. Can't live without: iced coffee, the beach, bicycle as transportation, getting out of the city, and R.E.M.'s "Green" on vinyl.

Contribution: Of Recklessness and Water

Friday, 24 September 2010

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Stephen Gill

Stephen founded his publishing imprint Nobody in 2005 in order to exercise maximum control over the publication process of his books. His overriding intention is to make the book the finished expression of the photographs, rather than just a shell in which to house them. Experimentation with materials, and a hands-on, tactile approach to maquette making lead, in many cases, to his finished books having an individual, unique presence. This tactile approach includes materials and techniques such as lino cut printing, letter press printing, mono prints, spray paint, rubber stamps and on occasion entire books are manufactured and assembled by hand in Stephen’s Hackney studio. He considers the bookmaking process to be a key final stage in the production of his photographic works, and he aims to make books that are conceptually consistent with their content. All decisions made during production are therefore directed by the requirements of the work rather than any external influences or considerations.

“Stephen Gill is emerging as a major force in British photography.
His best work is a hybrid between documentary and conceptual work. It is the repeated exploration of one idea, executed with the precision that makes these series so fascinating and illuminating. Gill brings a very British, understated irony into portrait and landscape photography.”
Martin Parr


A Series of Disappointments
Archaeology in Reverse
Anonymous Origami

Tuesday, 7 September 2010


Mudhutter is a fanzine about Wigan for fans of Wigan. Football zines have alway been the classic companion to the match day program, fans sharing their own independent, unedited opinions. Great Stuff and highly amusing.

Contribution: Mudhutter Football Express No: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28 and 29

Thomas Key

Thomas Key is an Illustrator based in Leeds, UK.

Contribution: Fried Viking

joakim Ojanen

Joakim is studying for a BA in illustration and graphic design at konstfack, Stockholm.

Lino Zine
Plus One

Sacha Maric

Born in London in 1978, Sacha Maric is a Fine Art graduate from Central St Martins College of Art and Design.

His editorial work has appeared in ArtReview, Cover, Dansk, Dazed & Confused, Kilimanjaro, Pig, Style & The Family Tunes, WAD and Wallpaper.

Commercial clients include, Danish Fashion Institute, Diesel, Fritz Hansen, Levi's, Libertine-Libertine, Mads Nørgaard, Norse Projects, Won Hundred and Wood Wood.

His photographs have been exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery in London, The Lowry in Manchester, Aberystwyth Arts Centre in Wales, Still Light in Barcelona and Sons of Studios in Copenhagen.

In the summer of 2010 he published his first book Thrashers, a 48 page, oversized zine-esque book of screen grabbed images from 80's thrash metal concerts.

Sacha divides his time between London and Copenhagen.

Upcoming Event!

The Library will be visiting Penarth as part of our Autumn Tour while building work continues at the library's home (Islington Mill). So come chat and peruse the photography section of our archive and more at:
Ffotogallery’s biannual Book Arts Fayre, at Turner House,Penarth, Wales on Saturday 9th October 2010 from 11am-4.30pm!

029 20 708870 or