Daniel Boetker Smith, Asia Pacific Photobook Archive

12th August 2020
6pm IST
The webinar will be held on the online platform Zoom. To join the webinar please click on the link below:

About Daniel Boetker Smith

Daniel Boetker-Smith is an educator, writer, curator, publisher, and photographer based in Melbourne. He is the Dean of Studies at Photography Studies College (Melbourne), the oldest, independent photography educational institution in Australia. PSC has won the College of the Year prize six times in the past seven years, and has been voted No.1 nationally for Overall Student Satisfaction in the Australian Government’s QILT ‘Student Experience Survey’ consistently for the past 4 years.

He has been a lecturer for the past 15 years, and has previously taught and guest lectured at the University of Chester (UK), University of Gloucestershire (UK), University of New South Wales (AU), University of Melbourne (AU), Kings College London (UK), London College of Communication (UK), National Art School (AU), Deakin University (AU), La Trobe University (AU), University of Cambridge (UK) and Coventry University (UK).

Daniel is a regular contributor to the British Journal of Photography, GUP Magazine, European Photography, Voices of PhotographyVault, Photoeye, Paper Journal, Heavy, Source, and other Australian and international publications. He has also been shortlisted for the Substation Art Prize, the Bowness Photography Prize, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Photography’s Documentary Photography Award, and the Ulrick/Schubert Photography Prize.

Daniel is also the Director of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive, a not-for-profit library of self-published and independent photobooks. He recently curated an exhibition of Australian documentary photography for Obscura Photo Festival in Malaysia. Daniel regularly speaks at festivals and symposia internationally on the subject of photobooks, photographic publishing, & self-publishing in the Asia-Pacific area.

Daniel is on the Curatorial Advisory Board for the Perth Centre for Photography, and is a judge for the CLIP Photo Awards. He has been a judge at numerous international and national photographic competitions. He is also a nominator for the Prix Pictet Prize, World Press Photo, the Mack First Book Award and other international competitions. He has curated a number of large international photobook events for the major institutions in Australia and internationally.

He has a cat called Groucho Marx.

About Asia Pacific Photobook Archive

The Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive (APPA) is a not-for-profit open-access physical archive of self-published and independent photobooks. The APPA is a response to the boom in photographic self-publishing globally and is established to provide a ‘real’ way to see photobooks that would otherwise only be viewable online. The Archive has a dedicated space in Melbourne Australia and is open to the public – importantly the Archive is also a travelling library, the books submitted travel the world and are shown at various event/festivals/exhibitions. 

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