Building on the 2018 Classic Camera Fair and Photobook Showcase, the Weekend Market welcomed 18 local businesses, makers, artists, collectives, and publishers to showcase an array of works and products, including camera equipment and supplies, photobooks, independent publications, printed matter, accessories and unique items. Joining the Hong Kong vendors are 4 overseas organisations whom we have invited as partners to present a selection of works from their countries and offer insights on print-based medium, its production and ecosystems. They are Gueari Galeri, photobook gallery and independent publisher from Indonesia; PAPER MATTER, artists’ books research unit and archive from Taiwan; Thing Books, organiser of the annual Singapore Art Book Fair; and Matca, a photographer-led space and publisher from Vietnam.
Zigzag through the L1 Central Courtyard to explore what local vendors from different fields have to offer. Among the booths, you may find a Zine-making Station operated by ZINE COOP, with tools and materials ready for you to create something on the spot and get a taste of self-publishing. Directly above the courtyard at the L2 Terrace are publications and printed matter curated by our overseas partners, as well as the Reading Corner, an open space for all visitors to zone/hang out with friends and books.
Throughout the weekend at the L7 Activity Room and Festival home base, photobook authors, experimental printers, independent publishers, book fair organiser, researcher/archivist and art collectives from Hong Kong and overseas will share their experience and knowledge through talks and discussion sessions.
In gathering such diversity — in practice, business, background, location, scale and focus — under one roof, the Weekend Market fosters conversations and brings visibility to budding endeavours to kindle new possibilities for our image making community.