28 Jan 2017

Kassel Dummy Award 2017 – Open Call!

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Kassel Dummy Award 2017 – Open Call!

The Fotobookfestival Kassel together with its cooperation partner Verlag Kettler again invites all photographers to present their as-yet unpublished photobooks to an international public and eminent experts. In 2017 the best 50 books will be shortlisted by a shortlist-jury and will be exhibited at international photo events, amongst others, in Istanbul, Moscow, Madrid, Dublin, Aarhus […]

14 Jun 2016

DUMMY AWARD 2016 – The winning books announced

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DUMMY AWARD 2016  – The winning books announced

On Friday June 10th jury selected the following winning books: FIRST PRIZE Mathieu Asselin »Monsanto, a photographic investigation« Chosen unanimously by the jury, Monsanto offers an amazing photographic inside into the past and present of the chemicals and plastic factory. The book combines archival materials from the company with a range of portraits and landscapes […]

21 Jan 2016

PHOTOPAPER ∫ A new monographic photo periodical

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PHOTOPAPER ∫ A new monographic photo periodical

PHOTOPAPER will present outstanding photographic work nominated by international experts in the field. We invite these experts as guest editors to name photographers or photographic projects which they would like to present to an international audience. PHOTOPAPER will feature this work in single 16-page-issues together with the guest editor’s statement. Published on a quarterly basis, […]

21 Jan 2016

Dummy Award Kassel / Beijing 2016 ∫ Registration now open!

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Dummy Award Kassel / Beijing 2016 ∫ Registration now open!

The Fotobookfestival Kassel invites again all photographers to present their so-far unpublished* photobooks to an international public and to eminent experts. In 2016 the best 50 books will be shortlisted by a pre-jury and will be exhibited at international photo events amongst others in Beijing, Dublin, Madrid, Oslo and Aarhus. From these 50 titles, 3 […]

11 Jun 2015

Dummy Award Kassel 2015 ∫ First prize

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Dummy Award Kassel 2015 ∫ First prize

Erik Kessels: The dummy book »Home Instruction Manual« entered in the competition by Jan McCullough is a real discovery in 2015. Jan is a photographer from Belfast with a weak spot for manuals, books that tell you how to do things. For this project she searched the internet for tips on how to build your […]

11 Jun 2015

Best Photobooks 2015 ∫ Public vote

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Best Photobooks 2015  ∫ Public vote

The public vote of the Kassel Fotobookfestival 2015 visitors goes to Laura El-Tantawys »In the Shadow of the Pyramids« Gerry Badger: I first saw this as a dummy at Unseen in 2014, where I felt it should have won the dummy prize. Laura El Tantawy’s book is a fascinating blend of the personal with the […]

16 Apr 2015

Emergency Room ∫ Photobook Masterclass

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Emergency Room ∫ Photobook Masterclass

Doesn’t your dummy work as you want? Aren’t you sure which of your 6 dummy versions is the best? Are you in the mood to burn your dummy right away and stop photographing for good? WAIT! Give it a last chance and check in for the PhotoBook MasterClass EMERGENCY ROOM program. Our specialized rescue team […]

26 Mar 2015

Two Day Workshop with Laura El-Tantawy

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Two Day Workshop with Laura El-Tantawy

Fotobookfestival Kassel in collaboration with Emaho Magazine Delhi launch an intensive two day photobook-making workshop with celebrated photographer Laura El-Tantawy. Laura El-Tantawy will discuss with participants her long-term project »In the Shadow of the Pyramids«, a body of work spanning 2005-2014, which was released as a book under the same title on January 25, 2015. […]

25 Mar 2015

Portfolio+Book Reviews ∫ Registration open

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Portfolio+Book Reviews ∫ Registration open

In 2015 we do offer again the chance to professional and emerging photographers to meet up with international experts in the field of photography for Portfolio+Book Review sessions on Thursday 4th June 2015 from 9.30 am to 5 pm. The reviews will take place at the documenta-Halle in Kassel which is the festival venue from […]

24 Mar 2015

ON DAIDO ∫ Indiegogo project

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ON DAIDO ∫ Indiegogo project

The new edition ON DAIDO is a photographic anthology of statements and homages on the Japanese master photographer Daido Moriyama made by internationally acclaimed photographers and authors. This publication is dedicated to him and will be available in a special edition on the occasion of the 7. Fotobookfestival Kassel in June 2015. Your kindly aprecciated […]

20 Jan 2015

Dummy Award Kassel 2015 ∫ Open Call!

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Dummy Award Kassel 2015  ∫ Open Call!

The Fotobookfestival Kassel invites again all photographers to present their so-far unpublished photobooks to an international public and to eminent experts. In 2015 the best 50 books will be shortlisted and exhibited at international photo events. From these 50 titles, 3 winners will be chosen by an international jury of experts at the Fotobookfestival Kassel […]

16 Oct 2014

7. Fotobookfestival Kassel ∫ June 4th–7th, 2015

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7. Fotobookfestival Kassel  ∫ June 4th–7th, 2015

  Parrbooks ∫ Iberianbooks ∫ Freshbooks Das nächste Fotobuchfestival Kassel findet vom 4. bis 7. Juni in der documenta-Halle Kassel statt. Ein Teil des Festivals wird dem Mann gewidmet, der mehr zur Bedeutung des Fotobuchs beigetragen hat, als jeder andere: Martin Parr. Dieses Mal kommt Parr nicht als Experte für andere, sondern als Autor seiner […]

22 Sep 2014

Best Photobooks 2014 ∫ Audience vote

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Best Photobooks 2014  ∫ Audience vote

»An Archeology of Fear and Desire« is an attempt to recontextualise Israel as place and metaphor, exploring longing, belonging and exclusion. Frédéric Brenner follows up his opus Diaspora with a visual essay about Israel, a land of devouring myths in which constructs – social and religious – perpetuate a tyranny of roles, which render us […]

25 Aug 2014

Dummy Award Kassel 2014 ∫ The winners are …

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Dummy Award Kassel 2014  ∫ The winners are …

We are very happy to announce the three fantastic winner-books of our this years Dummy Award. Our experts jury members Deanna Templeton, Cristina De Middel, Todd Hido, Carlos Spottorno, Manik Katyal (Emaho Magazine), Bernd Füglister (European Photography Magazine) and Richard Reisen (k-books) have made their choice: The first prize goes to Irina Rozovsky for her […]

3 Jun 2014

Our Partner: K-BOOKS

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Our Partner: K-BOOKS

10% off on K-BOOKS.de To celebrate this year’s Dummy Award, our partner K-BOOKS now offers a 10% discount for your customized photobook. Choose from a wide range of select materials and high quality bindings and configure your unique edition freely. To get the discount just use the code DUMMY2014 during checkout. WEBSITE

25 May 2014

Dummy Award at MIA Art Fair Milan

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Dummy Award at MIA Art Fair Milan

The first exhibition of all shortlisted Dummies startet in Milan at MIA Art Fair. The book section of MIA is curated by our fantastic festival partner 3/3 from Rome. Thank you Chiara and Fiore! Find some images here.

31 Mar 2014

The PhotoBookMuseum

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The PhotoBookMuseum

The PhotoBookMuseum gives a tribute to the central form of expression within photography: The book. As a public institution it will create a platform for exhibitions, archives, collections, events and education dedicated to the photobook. WEBSITE

31 Mar 2014

Photobook Award 2013: Catalogue available now!

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Photobook Award 2013: Catalogue available now!

For the sixth time we have asked experts to name their favourite photobook of the previous year and to justify their choice. This has resulted in 30 books by 34 jurors from 15 countries. Our award does not have a single winner; all the selected books share the award equally. They showcase the current state […]

10 Feb 2014

Dummy Award 2014: Registration open!

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Dummy Award 2014: Registration open!

Photographers worldwide are invited to present their so far unpublished photobooks to an international public and to eminent experts. The best 50 books will be exhibited at international photo events in, among others, Athens, Cologne, Dublin, Madrid, Milano, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Paraty and Sao Paulo. From these 50 titles, the winners will be chosen by […]

28 Jan 2014

Have a look: 6. Fotobookfestival 2013

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Have a look: 6. Fotobookfestival 2013

Natalya Reznik: I was lucky to spent last week-end in Kassel (Germany) at the 6. Fotobookfestival. It is a really nice, small and cozy festival. The documenta-Halle which is already familiar to me, this time was full of stands with photobooks and behind them were also known faces of curators… BLOG VIDEO

28 Jan 2014

Allan Porter’s Camera

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Allan Porter’s Camera

Eine Dokumentation von Michael Kollmann über die legendäre Fotozeitschrift »CAMERA« und dessen letzten Chefredakteur ALLAN PORTER, der dem Magazin zwischen 1966-1981 zum Höhenflug verhalf. Es wurde sein Museum ohne Wände und somit Europas erste Ausstellungs-Plattform für künstlerische Fotografie nach 1945. ALLAN PORTER´S CAMERA

7 Nov 2013

Photobook Award 2013: Public Vote 1 & 2

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Photobook Award 2013: Public Vote 1 & 2

PIGS is a term coined by the business and financial press as a way to refer to Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain during their current financial plight. Some would also include Ireland in this group, but since it never possessed an empire, it hasn’t had to face the loss in historical prominence that the PIGS […]

7 Nov 2013

Dummy Award 2013: The winners have been selected!

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Dummy Award 2013: The winners have been selected!

The first prize goes to Norman Behrendt and his book »Burning down the house«. The 2nd prize goes to Artur Krutsch and his book »Thule« and the 3rd prize goes to Robert Beyer and his book »Fahrtenschwimmer«.

14 Oct 2013

Daido Moriyama. Kagero – Photogravure exhibition

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Daido Moriyama. Kagero – Photogravure exhibition

In addition to our numerous exhibitions during the festival, we are proud to show 18 hand etched copper plate photogravure prints from the Daido Moriyama series »Kagero ∫ Mayfly«. Little Big Man books from New York has created this limited edition. DAIDO KAGERO

2 Oct 2013

Last weekend :)

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Last weekend :)

Last weekend … FACEBOOK