"All books published by a certain publisher could be seen as links in a single chain, or segments in a serpentine progression of books, or fragments in a single book" — Roberto Calasso
The central component of the public program for The Art of Publishing: An Exhibition of MACK Books at CCP, Michael Mack's lecture A Serpentine Progression will trace the philosophies and outputs of his eponymous publishing house MACK, which has grown to become one of the world's most lauded contemporary photography imprints. Taking place from 2pm on Saturday January 6, 2018, this ticketed event will expand on the wider notion of the a publisher's practice and oeuvre. Tickets are limited and can be purchased online via the link below.
About Michael Mack
Michael Mack (b. 1965, Zimbabwe) studied and then practiced law until his mid-twenties before escaping to work in a photography gallery in London and to return to studying. He wrote two books in the mid-1990s which established his reputation and led to him working with the renowned German printer Gerhard Steidl. Over the course of 15 years they built an unrivalled publishing list. In 2004 steidlMACK began publishing Mack's personal selection of books. In 2010 he left Steidl to establish MACK, which has quickly grown to be one of the world's leading publishers of art, photography and critical text books. In 2011, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts by the University of Plymouth for his contribution to art publishing. In 2017 he was awarded the Royal Photographic Society Award for Photographic Publishing.