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Photobook Independent is currently closed for new applications.

We will announce when applications open again by email. Please join our mailing list to make sure you receive information about Photo Independent and also our call for submissions.

Photobook Independent seeks original works from photographers and publishers across the globe. Our expert Selection Committee will review all applications and carefully select the artists and publishers who will exhibit at Photobook Independent and have the chance to connect with thousands of visitors, collectors, curators, gallerists, and art/photobook buyers.

Table or Booth Pricing

Each participant will receive a personal table or booth of their choice to display their photobooks and any accompanying promotional materials. Table/booth options and costs are as follows:

Size: Square Feet (SQ FT)* Size: Square Metres (SQM) Fee
4 feet x 30 inch Table N/A $350
8 feet x 36 inch Table N/A $550
Size: Square Feet (SQ FT)* Size: Square Metres (SQM) Fee
8′ x 36 inch Table N/A $550
4’ x 8’: 64 SQ FT Booth with 6′ x 30” Table 6 SQM $1,200
8’ x 10’: 80 SQ FT Booth with 6′ x 30” Table 7.5 SQM $1,900

*Ask about custom options.

Booth Sizes

Photobook Exhibitor Package

Photobook Independent participants will receive the following:

  • A personal display table or booth with a table and chairs
  • Signage
  • Complimentary Opening Night Premiere Party Reception
    and General admission tickets
  • Discount tickets for your mailing list
  • Profile page on our website
  • Listing in the show guide
  • Organizational & set-up support
  • Basic lighting
  • Credit Card Processing (if needed)

Payment Options for Art Sold at Photobook Independent

Exhibitors, please take special note that Los Angeles County requires the possession of a seller’s permit when accepting payment for artwork or books sold within the county. Therefore, to assist photographers and publishers who live outside of Los Angeles County, Photobook Independent will handle all purchases during the art fair on behalf of the non-resident photographer.

Please also note, a credit card processing and handling fee of 8% will be deducted from all purchases processed by Photobook Independent. If you live within Los Angeles County and are unable to personally process credit cards at the art fair, Photo Independent will gladly assist in processing your credit card transactions as well.

Representation Program

We have a special program available for those photographers and/or publishers who may not be able to be at Photobook Independent in person.

If you would like to take part in Photobook Independent, but may not be able to be at the fair in person, we will represent you at the fair. Our staff of art professionals will educate themselves about you and your work and be your representative at the fair.

Should you want to participate in this program, please fill out the form on our contact page and we will get back to you with more details on how the program works.

Selection Criteria

All applications will be juried by our Selection Committee of art professionals and curators

Submission Information and Checklist

Please make sure you have read through this Exhibitor Application Information page thoroughly before proceeding to ensure that your application is complete. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Tips on Uploading a Successful Application:

  • Please make sure that your images are of high quality, clear, in-focus and well-lit so that the Selection Committee can properly assess your work.
  • Ensure that you have a cohesive body of work.
  • If possible, please show us the work or books you intend to showcase at the Fair if selected.
  • Make sure that the file name of your images corresponds to your image list.

Before you begin, please make sure you have the following documents ready:

  • Images of your book(s) or work (up to 5 images: .jpg or .jpeg only)
  • Image list (.doc, .docx, or .pdf only)
  • Brief biography (120 words max)
  • Artist headshot (Optional) (.jpg or .jpeg only)
  • Artist resume (CV) or Publisher’s book list (.doc, .docx, or .pdf only)

How to Apply

Visit our Application Page to apply. Applications are accepted online only.

Click here to Apply now. If you have any further questions, please contact Chris Davies at