Applications are now open to showcase your photobook at Tropic Bound Book Fair in February 2023
WOPHA / 12.19.2022
WOPHA is now accepting applications from women and non-binary photographers, collectives, and sister organizations to showcase their photobooks at Tropic Bound Book Fair from February 16-19, 2023.
You will need to provide the following information for each book submitted:
- Email, name, author(s) name (if different from applicant’s name), phone number, address
- Short biography, description, or mission of your collective or organization (150 words max)
- Website & Instagram handle
- Photobook title, publication date, summary, publisher(s), editor(s), designer(s), dimensions, number of pages and images, binding, edition size, language, materials, and prizes (if any).
- Images of the photobook (including the book cover)
Deadline: January 15, 2023
Selected applicants will be notified by Friday, January 20. Upon confirmation, a hard copy of the book, with the printed submission form, should be mailed to WOPHA. All shipping costs are undertaken by applicants.
About Tropic Bound
Tropic Bound is Miami’s First Artists’ Book Fair coming to Miami Design District in February 2023. Book artists, publishers, curators, librarians, book lovers, and the aesthetically curious will come together for Tropic Bound, an international event highlighting the art of books and books that are art. It was founded in 2020 by Cristina Favretto, Sarah Michelle Rupert and Ingrid Schindall as a way to bring attention and focus to artists’ books. Tropic Bound’s mission is to promote and support the work of book artists while providing opportunities for dialogue and a platform for national and international artists and publishers to exhibit, sell and exchange artists’ books.
Tropic Bound aims to elevate the understanding and value of hand-made artists’ books as an important contemporary art form where art and words meet. Working with artists, galleries, universities, institutions and publishers from around the world, Tropic Bound seeks to create a regionally accessible platform for people involved in the creation of books as an art form.
Tropic Bound Artists’ Book Fair is made possible with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Miami Design District and others. For more information: tropicboundfair.org
1. How do you define women?
We recognize that there are different ways to be a woman according to class, race, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, ability, and gender and that none of these factors can be left out in considering the totality of cis and trans women’s life experiences. According to trailblazing afro-feminist scholar and activist bell hooks, “bodies who experience and are shaped by specific forms of sexist oppression may be socially configured as ‘women’.” Thus, we understand the category as a political subject whose awareness of historical gender oppression affords them a condition of resistance and struggle.
2. What is a photobook?
A bound volume with photographic illustrations that are either published by the author, an independent publisher or a trade publisher, including individual albums, slim exhibition pamphlets, scrapbooks, maquettes, zines, and artists’ books. (Definition taken from 10×10 Photobooks)
3. What are the fair dates?
Feb 16-19, 2023
4. I’m not based in Miami. Can I travel to attend the fair?
Yes, Tropic Bound recommends a list of accommodations here.
5. How do I register to attend the fair?
Tickets are available at tropicboundfair.org and tropicboundfair.eventbrite.com.
6. How many titles can I submit?
You can submit up to 5 different titles.
7. Are there any theme or publication date requirements?
8. Who can apply?
The plurality of women, trans, queer, and other non-binary voices in photography. Applicants should be older than 18 years. Women photography collectives and sister organizations
9. Who do I contact if I have more questions?
Please contact us here.