The Book as Studio as an Idea as an Object

Victor Sira Is a Venezuela-born artist/photographer whose work has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, including the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. He curated the show Photography Book Dummies at the School of International Center of Photography. His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions, including the Rencontres d’Arles 2005 and the show De l’Europe in Luxemburg 2007. Sira is on the faculty at the ICP-Bard MFA Advanced Photographic Studies Program in New York, where he teaches the course The Book: Imaginary Studio, A Non Stop Process.


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Sneak peak of this year’s publication “The War Within”! WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT to make it happen!!!  Only 9 days left for the campaign and still have 70% to go.


Sneak peak of this year’s publication “The War Within”!

We are excited that the layout is coming along but WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT to make it happen!!!  Only 9 days left for the campaign and still have 70% to go. You can support by pre-ordering this Newsprint publication for $20 (shipping included)! You won’t regret!


Bagdad Calling by Geert van Kesteren
This books shows how Iraqi refugees are living in Jordan, Syria and Turkey using both professionally shot images, and through the eyes of Iraqis themselves. Van Kesteren amassed hundreds of photos from the mobile phones and digital cameras of Iraqi citizens that reveal places where journalists dare not tread for reasons of personal safety.


Deirdre Donohue’s Photobookcases Check her interview at DART DESIGN ARTS DAILY


Eric Doeringer's two new books: Autobiography (after Sol LeWitt) and Collected Works. Now available the bdp store.

"Autobiography" is a remake of Sol LeWitt’s 1980 book "Autobiography". The original book depicted the contents of LeWitt’s home/studio in a series of photographs, arranged in grids of nine photos to a page. My version reproduces reproductions of pages from LeWitt’s book (found online and in art books), including images of almost every page in the original book. Because of differences in the source material, the pages vary widely in resolution, color, and cropping.

"Collected Works" compiles eight of my books into one convenient volume. The books are combined together, so that page one of "Collected Works" is a "sandwich" of the first page of all eight books, page two contains the second page of each book, page three the third page, etc. "Collected Works" reproduces "Squares With Sides And Corners Torn Off", "Some Los Angeles Apartments", "Real Estate Opportunities", "The Location of Lines", and "Records" in their entirety, plus excerpts from "60 Years Later", "Arcs Circles & Grids", and "The Xeroxed Book"


Shiori Kawasaki  Screen Test by Eric Doeringer


Victor Sira Screen Test by Eric Doeringer


At Eric Doeringer studio screen test #ericdoeringer #studiovisit #bdp #bookdummypress


Sana’s first studio visit with #ericdoeringer #bdp #bookdummypress #bdpstudio



The Little Review, an American literary magazine founded by Margaret Anderson, published literary and art work from 1914 to 1929. With the help of Jane Heap and Ezra Pound, Anderson created a magazine that featured a wide variety of transatlantic modernists and cultivated many early examples of experimental writing and art. Many contributors were American, British, Irish, and French. In addition to publishing a variety of international literature, The Little Review printed early examples of surrealist artwork and Dadaism. The magazine’s most well known work was the serialization of James Joyce’s Ulysses.

"Inventory of objects that belong to a baby girl"


We are working on the production of the publication and an exhibition for this year’s winner. We need your support to help realize this. Please take a look at the campaign video for more info! Thank you! Video

Depending on your level of support, our thank you gift will change. Check out the PERKS here

 Pre-order for the Newsprint Award 2014 publication “The War Within” by Noi Satirat Damampai (includes shipping).

②A set of Newsprint Award 2013 & 2014 publications (includes shipping)

③ A set of Newsprint Award 2013 & 2014 publications + bdp original tote bag (includes shipping).


We have a great help from Nic Dunlop for editorial advice on the winning project publication “The War Within” by Noi Satirat Damampai. Thank you so much Nic! Nic is the photographer and author of “Brave New Burma” and more. Take a look at the link below for his work.

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Christien Meindertsma PIG 05049 by Christien Meindertsma

Publisher’s Description: 
In a complex and globalized world it has become increasingly difficult to trace the lines that link raw materials with producers, products and consumers. Designer Christien Meindertsma has published an intelligent project that attempts to chart this phenomena. An extensive collection of photographic images has been assembled that document the mind-boggling array of various products that different parts of an anonymous pig called 05049 could support. A visual essay without moral undertones, this complete image of what the pig means to mankind provides a timely serving of food for thought.


Subtle Beauty by Kazuhiko Matsumura (Limited Edition)

This is a story about the lifestyle of the Maiko and Geiko of Kyoto. In Kyoto there are five communities where Maiko and Geiko live. A lot of girls who aspire to become a Maiko come to these communities but most of them leave soon because of the strict lifestyle. They entertain mainly rich male guests at exclusive Japanese-style parties. They have to be elegant, polite and beautiful, but also entertaining. They live in a house with the housemother who manages all their affairs and other Maiko and young Geiko. They are thoroughly trained in how to behave by a housemother and the seniors.

After several years as a Maiko, and after they reach 20 years of age, they become a Geiko. This means being an adult in their community. During this period both their appearance and their inner maturity develop. After becoming a Geiko, they keep improving their hospitality and performing art skills. The true essence of the Maiko and Geiko’s beauty isn’t only their physical appearance but their subtle internal beauty.

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