The Virtual Coffee Table: Photobooks in the Digital Age



Three leading photographers, Geoffrey James, Vincenzo Pietropaolo, Lana Šlezić, will discuss their practice, followed by a panel discussion about the future direction of one of the most gratifying and viable forms, the photobook. $15/$7.50 for students.

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Geoffrey James is a Canadian photographer, living in Toronto. Geoffrey James is a Fellow of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, New York. He is the recipient of the Victor Lynch Staunton Prize of the Canada Council, the Roloff Beny Foundation Photography Book Award and has received the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation Prize. James is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy.

Italian-born, Vincenzo Pietropaolo has been an independent documentary photographer since 1971, self-taught and based in Toronto. He is best known for his empathetic social documentary photo essays, and he has completed major projects on: Italian immigrant life in Canada, religious street rituals, migrant farm workers, health care, political protest, the labour movement, immigrant gardens, urban social issues, and architecture.

Lana Šlezić was born to Croatian parents in Toronto. She studied photojournalism and interned at the Magnum Photo Agency in New York, then worked on contract for the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star before going freelance. Her clients include the New York Times, Paris Match, National Geographic, The Sunday Times Magazine and a host of others. Forsaken is her first book of photography.