“The Zine as Photobook”
MoMA Forum on Contemporary Photography

The PhotoBook
Phenomenon: 1999-2021

Wed, Dec 8, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

This Forum, The PhotoBook Phenomenon: 1999-2021, focuses on an art form that has achieved a new level of photographic creativity, experimentation, and awareness in the 21st century. The event is organized in conjunction with MoMA’s launching of a yearly celebration of photobooks. For the inaugural list of our favorite photobooks of 2021, see an article in Magazine.


Clément Chéroux, The Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chief Curator of Photography, MoMA
Joshua Chuang, The Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Associate Director for Art, Prints and Photographs, and The Robert B. Menschel Senior Curator of Photography, The New York Public Library
Miyuki Hinton, historian and photography scholar
Yumi Goto, curator, editor, and photobook scholar
Kris Graves, artist and founding publisher of Monolith Editions
Branden W. Joseph, Frank Gallipoli Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, Columbia University
Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, photography scholar and founding publisher of Fourthwall Book
Diana Markosian, artist, writer, and filmmaker
Lesley A. Martin, Creative Director, Publisher, The PhotoBook Review, Aperture Foundation
Drew Sawyer, Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator of Photography,
Brooklyn Museum
Dayanita Singh, artist whose primary format is the photobook
David Solo, photography scholar and photobook collector
Jillian Suarez, Head of Library Services, Archives, Library, and Research Collections, MoMA
Leandro Villaro, photography scholar and Director of Programs at Penumbra Foundation

This Forum on Contemporary Photography is organized by Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator, Department of Photography, MoMA.