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Creating photo keepsakes

Many professional photographers expend all their energy photographing and preserving memories of their clients, but what about their personal photo collections? It’s time to tame and master your own photos, with a little help from Katie Kolenberg who planned and created 15 albums in 8 months.

This time we bring you a quick guide to conquering your personal photo collection, and feeling the intense satisfaction that can bring. Portrait photographer, mum and all-round-creative Katie Kolenberg explains how seeking refuge from the 2019 summer bushfires followed by COVID-inspired isolation in 2020 gave her the space to plan and create 15 family albums in just eight months, and why the biggest benefits are yet to come.

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ANZPA winner interviews with ‘Paper Journal’

Explore the stories and photographic practice behind the winners of the Australia & New Zealand Photobook Award 2019, captured by Patricia Karallis, editor of the contemporary arts magazine, ‘Paper Journal’.

Paper Journal is an online and print magazine that presents the best in contemporary visual arts and photography, care of contributors from Melbourne, London, NYC and around the world. In support of the Awards, founder and editor, Patricia Karallis, published interviews with the Australia and New Zealand Photobook Award 2019 winners at paper-journal.com.

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Five publishing success stories from 2019

A case study of five antipodean photo books successfully published in 2019 with assistance from Momento Pro: ‘Intuitive Eating’ by Jana Brunclikova; ‘Loud & Luminous 2019’; ‘Farewell Angelina’ by Anna D’Addario; ‘Pelci Manor’ by Sarah J. Walker; and ‘Lost But Found’ by Peter Sharp.

At Momento Pro, we not only print and bind photo books, we advise on the design and binding that best suits their purpose and budget, as well as ways to fund, launch, promote and sell them. For the inexperienced photo book creator, there are many decisions that will affect the cost and success of your publication. Our aim is to guide you through the maze and help deliver the best outcome for you and your book. Here we outline some projects we worked on in 2019, and the secrets behind their success.

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How to win a photo book award: judge’s enlightenment

To guide you in the creation of an award-winning photo book we’ve curated some comments from the 2018 judges of the Australia & New Zealand Photobook Awards, that may help you avoid some pitfalls and inspire you to consider some elements for your own publication.

The success of a photo book is subjective but at the Australia & New Zealand Photobook Awards the guiding principle is the “fitness for purpose and audience” for every element of the work: the photography, the design, layout, sequencing, text, typography, cover and format. An engaging visual narrative and originality of the concept and design are also vital.

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