The Indie Photobook Library (iPL) was founded in 2010 by Larissa Leclair. It is an archive that strives to preserve and showcase self-published photobooks, photobooks independently published and distributed, photography exhibition catalogs, print-on-demand photobooks, artist books, zines, photobooks printed on newsprint, limited edition photobooks, and non-English language photography books to be seen in person through traveling exhibitions and as a non-circulating public library. Having a specific collection dedicated to these kinds of books allows for the development of future discourse on trends in self-publishing, the ability to reflect on and compare books in the collection, and for scholarly research to be conducted in years, decades, and centuries to come.
Founder: Larissa Leclair
Logo Designer: Clay Lipsky
Website Developer: Simply Binary
iPL Ambassador: Nathalie Belayche
Intern: Kaitlin Jencso
Former intern: Stephanie Obernesser
Special thanks to Matthew Gamber, George Slade, Nick Turpin, Blurb, and Insomniac Design.
Andy Adams, Editor / Publisher, Flak Photo
Darius Himes, Co-Founder of Radius Books
Shane Lavalette, Photographer and Founder of Lay Flat
Gabrielle Reed, Massachusetts College of Art, Godine Library