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The Pigs – Carlos Spottorno Interview at Paris Photo 2013

Photographer Carlos Spottorno speaks with Read That Image during Paris Photo Fair 2013.

 - November 26, 2013

Photographer Carlos Spottorno‘s publication The Pigs won the Photobook Award 2013 from Fotobookfestival, Kassel, Germany, and was short-listed for the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook of the Year Prize. Here, he offers some pro tips on working with publishers, winning competitions, and promoting a book. Spottorno’s advice for those who want to get a book published:

“You want people to do things for you? You go meet them—go to their office. You need to take a plane? Take a plane. You go there and speak with them physically. It’s not via e-mail—you have lunch together. It’s something that you have to do.”

Spottorno also explains the recent photobook boom from a photographer’s perspective:

“The photobook boom is related to the need of photographers to put their work together in paper form, in this digital world. At the end, I think we all want to touch something.”


Video courtesy of Read That Image.

Learn more about the winners of the 2013 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards here.