“msdm publications” is a small press and publisher established by paula roush as an imprint of the msdm studio; msdm publications are a small-scale model
of photobook publishing, integrating photographic practice and book art processes.
Projects are guided by artistic research and the persistent investigation of both formal and conceptual aspects of the photobook medium. Book manufacture combining hand-made with automated print on demand, makes for a distinctive approach to photobook publishing.
msdm publications are represented in public artists’ books collections worldwide, where they are accessed by a broader audience and used as educational resources for students and researchers of photobook art. this is complement by a wide-range of presentations, from hands-on workshops to lectures about photobook publishing history and practices hosted at msdm studio or at partner sites.
msdm curates exhibitions, installations and performances of photobook art. “ə/h/-books” and “photobook pop-up” are two parallel programmes of exhibitions, artists’ talks and publications developed in collaboration with Photography and Photobook learning at the London South Bank University. Other exhibitions as “The Expanded Book” aim to promote photographers’ publishing practices within a participatory framework.
msdm delivers free/low-cost photobook making workshops to humanitarian organisations working directly with their artists to document, exhibit and publish their photographic archives. These offer work placement opportunities to undergraduate photography students.