On 2 October in Chicago, Momento Pro was awarded the ultimate international print accolade – the Premier Print Awards James H. Mayes Jr. Memorial ‘Best of Show’ – for Middlehurst | Middle Earth, a fine art book we produced for Australian landscape photographer Peter Eastway.
Edited and republished with permission from Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper
In April 2019, Australian photo book creators, academics and advocates, Dr Doug Spowart and Dr Victoria Cooper, completed a two year project to curate a selection of 52 significant Australian and New Zealand photo books for acquisition by the Tate, UK. The project was a labour of love and marks a significant milestone in antipodean photo book history.
Our presentation of the AIPP Reflections books to the National Library of Australia last Wednesday, will go down in Momento’s history as one of our most memorable experiences. Geoff, James and Libby were intensely proud to handover two large leather-bound archival books in the presence of 14 veterans and their families, and seeing the look of joy and gratitude on their face as they found their portrait among the pages, was priceless.
While many may prefer the family slide night to remain a thing of the past, it’s rare to find people who don’t enjoy flicking through the wedding album of their parents or grandparents to see how they scrubbed up on their special day. It wasn’t until the arrival of the digital camera that albums were relegated to the status of ‘french fries’ in wedding photography packages, and the upcoming Album Atelier workshop may help reinstate the album to ‘essential’ if your mission is to generate profit, reduce work hours and provide a record that will last for generations.