Photobook (Fernández 2011; Parr & Badger 2004) and Photographic Book (Andrade, 2015) are terms used to designate a paradigmatic phenomenon of intermidiality — relationship between book and photography.
The term was popularized through the publication of anthologies such as The Book of 101 Books and The Open Book: A History of the Photographic Book from 1878 to the Present, by Andrew Roth (2001, 2004), the three volumes of Photobook History, by Martin Parr & Gerry Badger (2004, 2009, 2014); Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and ’70s, by Rayüichi Kaneko and Ivan Vartanian (2009), the Portuguese, English and Spanish versions of Latin American Photobooks, by Horácio Fernández (2011), The Dutch Photobook: A Thematic Selection from 1945 Onwards , by Frits Giertsberg & Rik Suermondt (2012) and CLAP! Contemporary Latin American Photobooks 2000-2016, organized by Olga Yatskevich (2017).
This project is especially interested in analyzing the photobook as a complex semiotic, multimodal and intermedia phenomenon. We describe, analyze and discuss divergent models and theories about this phenomenon. This is not a historiographical project (although the history of the photobook is always in focus).