Michael Mack knows a thing or two about the art of publishing books. Since launching his London-based editorial house, MACK, in 2010, he has published over 500, collaborating with artists, photographers, writers, and curators (from the revered to the up-and-coming) to create a formidable catalogue that exists as an ode to the book as an art form.
Launching at 19.00 this Thursday at Wer-Haus in Barcelona, MACK has curated an exhibition telling the story of its history as a publishing house – featuring classic books from the likes of Collier Schorr and PERDIZ favourite Alec Soth, through to more recent offerings by artists such as Gregory Halpern and Torbjørn Rødland.
Also featured will be the six winners of the First Book Award: a yearly prize awarded to one of several nominated works by photographers who had not previously had a book published by a publishing house.
Nothing’s in Vain by Emmanuelle Andrianjafy
The exhibition will last a month, and coincides with the Photobook Phenomenon installation at the CCCB, where a host of MACK titles will also be on display.