It is envisaged that a number of photobooks will be produced as an integral part of the Mallee Routes photographic project.
The first book was Mallee Routes Photographing the Mallee 2018 by Gary Sauer -Thompson. This was a limited edition publication printed by Momento Pro in Wellington, New Zealand. The images in the soft cover book were made as scoping images with a digital camera. The book was a supplement to Gary’s 11 prints in the collaborative Mallee Routes exhibition at the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery in April 2018.
Mallee Routes: Photographing the Mallee 2018 was first released at Photobook/NZ 2018, and then at the Melbourne Art Book Fair 2018. It was eligible for entry into the 2018 Australian Photobook of the Year Awards.
The second book was Mallee Routes: Photographing the Mallee 2019 by Gary Sauer-Thompson: a limited edition publication printed by Momento Pro in Sydney, Australia. The images in this hard cover book were made as scoping images on various road trips–the first cut, as it were in ‘writing’ history –ie., a contemporary photographic history of the Mallee country.
The book was a supplement to Gary’s photos in the collaborative Mallee Routes exhibition at the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, South Australia in December 2019 — January 2020.