For the past six years, Kassel in Germany has been home to the most important annual forum on the world of photography books, the International Fotobookfestival. The festival is a long weekend full of artist lectures, book exhibitions, booksellers and publishers showcasing their most recent offerings, portfolio reviews and awards for the »best« photobooks from the previous year. For photographers hoping to find people interested in their yet-to-be-discovered book projects, the main attraction of the Kassel Festival is its »photobook dummy« competition for the best unpublished photobook mock-up. The winner of the first prize receives a publishing contract with the German publisher k-books and a critique in the art magazine European Photography.
In 2014 the two festival awards, the Kassel Photobook Award (experts nominate their favorite photo book of the last year) and the Dummy Award will be continued. The books selected for the awards will be displayed during several international photo events.
|Dummy Award 2014 Final Jury and Prize Announcement
Festival is happy to announce the fantastic final jury for the 2014 Dummy Award: Deanne Templeton, Cristina de Middel, Todd Hido, Carlos Spottorno, Manik Katyal, Gunnar Kettler and Benjamin Füglister. The winner announcement will be on Thursday August 21th, the prize giving ceremony on Saturday August 23rd at The PhotoBookMuseum Cologne. www.thephotobookmuseum.com
|Dummy Award 2014 at Le Bal Paris
After the exciting success of the Photobook Award and the Dummy Award exhibitions that took place at le BAL in 2013, LE BAL Books is renewing this stimulating three days festival to support the photo-book publishing in all its forms (printed, projected and exhibited). From the 29th to the 31st of August, LE BAL has conceived a special program on Portuguese photobook publications in partnership with the Fotobookfestival Kassel and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. The 2014 Dummy Award shortlisted books will be on display too. www.en.le-bal.com
|Dummy Award 2014 New additional exhibition spots for the 2014 shortlisted books
The festival is happy to announce 2 new exhibitions spots for the 2014 Dummy Award shortlisted books:
– FOTO Istanbul 2014 from October 18. to 24.
– Format Festival Derby UK 2015 from March 13. to April 12. www.formatfestival.com