Arts Organisation

Boyd Studio-1 Residency 1

15th January 2016 – 26th June 2016  

About Photobook Melbourne

Photobook Melbourne is an artist-run, not for profit organization dedicated to creating a platform for experimental and innovative artistic photography and book making practices. 

A platform for artists, bookmakers and book lovers to discuss, examine and appreciate marvellous imagery and outstanding storytelling.

We will bring together expertise and insight directly from the world’s greatest photographers, graphic designers, curators, publishers & printers. 

Our aim is to share their knowledge with professional photographers, passionate amateurs and the inquisitive book lover. 


About Heidi Romano

Heidi Romano is a photographer and festival director with a diverse skill set, honed through 14 years of experience. She often acts as a guest curator, portfolio reviewer and judge at Rencontres d’Arles, Photo Irlenad, Feature Shoot, Lenscratch, Asia Pacific Photobook Archive, Urbanautica, Ballarat Foto Biennale, Critical Mass and Landscape Stories, amongst other industry related festivals and events.Heidi has a critical eye for the issues that count. She is a passionate book designer and loves working with artists through all levels of project development. In late 2009 she founded Unless You Will, an acclaimed online photography journal dedicated to showcasing the finest of international visual storytelling. In February 2015 she directed the inaugural Photobook Melbourne festival and thus established a new platform for artists, bookmakers and book lovers in Australia.

How you will use the studio space for your residency?

Photobook Melbourne will use the space to exhibit, present and promote outstanding contemporary photography. A space to initiate dialogues about photography, photo books and ways of making a photographic practice sustainable.

Our aim is to encourage gatherings, initiate collaborations, share ideas, learn, grow, debate and explore new photographic outcomes and practices. It is all about directing energy and attention to photography. 

We will also planned a series of events and workshops and will share the photobooks from the ever-growing Asia Pacific Photobook Archive.

We will open the space on the 4th of February 2016 with the Photobook Melbourne 2016 Photo Award. This will be an exhibition by local and international artists who submitted work to our call out for #memory_archive - a global exchange project. On the 25 February we will exhibit and present the Australian Photobook of the Year Award in partnership with Momento Pro. There are more exciting exhibitions planned, but the opening days still need to be confirmed.