Prologue | A Way of Seeing: Reading Southeast Asia Through Photobook and Self-publishing is a publication divided into 2 parts, BIG BOOK and SMALL BOOK. FBDD intended to document the ongoing and vibrant SEA photography and self-publishing scene from a maker’s point of view, instead of the academic perspective. As a self-publisher, we can view and write the creation of work of the interviewed self-publishers with the same eyes. We hope this project can open up the possibility of mutual understanding and cooperation opportunity between Taiwan and Southeast Asia. The Chinese version was published on 12th Jan early this year, the English and Thai version will be exclusively released on BKKABF CO-OP Platform.
Project Founder｜Liu Chao-tze, Lin Junye
Project Executive Manager｜Murphy Hsu
Project Editor｜Chen Yu-ting
English Translation Coordinator｜Chen Yu-ting
English Translator｜Joanna Lee
Published by Fotobook Dummies Day
Kornkrit Jianpinidnan、Miti Ruangkritya、Aditya Pratama、Ng Swan Ti、Ringo Bunoan、Katya Guerrero、Czar Kristoff、Deni Fidinillah、Danysswara、Kurnia Yaumil Fajar、M. Atmin Ulul Albab、Prasetya Yudha、Aji Susanto Anom、Arif Furqan、Kurniadi Widodo、Dang Thanh Long、Hà Trang、Matca、Lukas Birk
Article Launch Schedule:
13 September 2020 —Seeing is Being: “I believe in photography” – an interview with Kornkrit Jianpinidnan
16 September 2020 —To the Future: “How far can local Indonesian photobooks go?” – Unobtainium Photobooks, the bookstore casting the first pebble into the sea
20 September 2020 —Not just starting, but also sustaining: artbooks.ph’s Manila survival guide
23 September 2020 —Photography publishing platform SOKONG! Publish: Circle in on a new kind of photography
27 September 2020 —Books as independent curating’s ‘safe space’ – an interview with Vietnam’s independent publisher Đặng Thành Long
30 September 2020 —The man in conflict zones: why did a foreigner initiate a visual archive in Myanmar?
[Open to the public]