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In total, 395 photobooks from 44 countries were sent in to the 2020 KASSEL DUMMY AWARD. The following shortlist selection resulted in 47 photobooks. Congratulations to all shortlisted artists and a big thank you to all participants who once again showed us how diverse, up-to-date and expressive the medium photobook can be!

THE SHORTLIST 2020

Andrea Alessandrini

Alex Avgud

Marta Bogdańska

Arthur Bondar, Oksana Yushko

Christelle Boulé

Maryna Brodovska

Anna-Tia Buss

Victoria Chaushyan

Don Claude

Marina Cordes, Signe Heldt

Nadezhda Ermakova

Jana Evers

Yoshikatsu Fujii

Pedro Guimaraes

Claudia Hans

Yara Jimmink

Jérémie Jung

Kohei Kawatani

Josef Kovac

Youqine Lefèvre

Verónica Losantos

Andrei Marin

Kazuhiko Matsumura

Lisa Mazenauer

Paulina Mohr

Paulina Mohr, Ingrid Timmerarens

Daria Nazarova

Marella Oppenheim

Takuji Otsuka

Michelle Piergoelam

Malte Radtki

Caio Reisewitz

Btihal Remli

Kourtney Roy

Etsuko Sato

Ardelle Schneider

Suzanne Schols

Agnieszka Sejud

Yvonne Shaw

Anastasia Shpilko

Alina Simmelbauer

Moe Suzuki

Krzysztof Światły

Kyoko Takemura

Malte Uchtmann

Vinita Vilcane Krilova

Sheung Yiu

Andrea Alessandrini (IT) – Piccola Russia
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Alex Avgud (RU/NL) – Exercises in Freedom
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Marta Bogdańska (PL) – Shifters
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Arthur Bondar / Oksana Yushko (RU) – Daisy Rivers
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Christelle Boulé (CH) – Through Glass
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Maryna Brodovska (UA) – My dear Vira
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Anna-Tia Buss (CH) – Pomegranates grow in winter
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Victoria Chaushyan (NL) – Only 1 room left!
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Don Claude (US) – Shedding Light
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Marina Cordes / Signe Heldt (DE) – ebenda
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Nadezhda Ermakova (RU) – An ordinary story
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Jana Evers (DE) – La ZAD
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Yoshikatsu Fujii (JP) – Hiroshima Graph – Everlasting Flow
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Pedro Guimaraes (PT) – Rato Tesoura Pistola
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Claudia Hans (MX) – Wolf Hans
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Yara Jimmink (NL) – When Summer Became Winter
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Jérémie Jung (FR) – Pāri Mūriem
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Kohei Kawatani (JP) – Tofu-Knife
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Josef Kovac (SE) – Searching for Sergei
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Youqine Lefèvre (BE) – The Land of Promises
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Verónica Losantos (DE) – Archaia
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Andrei Marin (RO) – Quarantine
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Kazuhiko Matsumura (JP) – Elusive Rainbow
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Lisa Mazenauer (CH) – Mitholz
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Paulina Mohr (DE) – Hier ist die Oberfläche
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Paulina Mohr / Ingrid Timmerarens (DE) – Der ganzen Familie
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Daria Nazarova (RU) – The Spider’s House
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Marella Oppenheim (GB) – Under Dark Roots/Colonia Dignidad
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Takuji Otsuka (JP) – My precious one
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Michelle Piergoelam (NL) – The untangled tales
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Malte Radtki (DE) – Specimens
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Caio Reisewitz (BR) – Novo Progresso
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Btihal Remli (MA/DE) – the djinni diaries
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Kourtney Roy (FR) – The Other End of the Rainbow
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Etsuko Sato (JP) – PLACES AS POINTS
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Ardelle Schneider (DE) – Butterflies and Caterpillars
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Suzanne Schols (NL) – Polite Fictions
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Agnieszka Sejud (PL) – HOAX
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Yvonne Shaw (NZ) – Auxiliary Movement
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Anastasia Shpilko (RU) – You Just Missed Her
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Alina Simmelbauer (DE) – Garcías Tochter
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Moe Suzuki (JP) – 底翳 SOKOHI
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Krzysztof Światły (PL) – Paradise Rivers Are Drying Up on Earth
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Kyoko Takemura (DE) – Odd Recipes
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Malte Uchtmann (DE) – Ankommen
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Vinita Vilcane Krilova (LV) – A Quest for Freedom Vol.2
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Sheung Yiu (FI) – Para-images: Cultural Ideas and Technical Apparatuses Beyond the Pictorial Surface
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THE SHORTLIST JURY

We would like to thank our fantastic shortlist jury members very much. They have all made an extraordinary amount of effort to select the best books for our 2020 Shortlist, even in Covid-19 times. Chapeau!

Chiara Capodici  |  Leporello Books, Rome

Frédérique Destribats  |  L’éditeur du dimanche, Paris

Daria Tuminas  |  fotodok, Amsterdam

Frederic Lezmi  |  Photographer and Editor, The PhotoBookMuseum, Cologne

Ufuk Sahin  |  Printer and Publisher, MASMAT, Istanbul

Dieter Neubert  |  Fotobookfestival, Kassel

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Due to the very special Covid-19 situation we could not realize all the exhibitions planned for 2020. Nevertheless we were able to arrange a very attractive exhibition tour with our friends and partners. Subject to the current situation on site at the beginning of each exhibition, we have planned the following exhibitions:

Organvida
Zagreb, Croatia
15 September – 1 October 2020
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Photobook Week Aarhus
Aarhus, Denmark
1 Oktober – 4 October 2020
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FOTOGRAF Festival Praha
Prague, Czech Republic
13 October – 25 October 2020
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NOKS Art Space Istanbul
Istanbul Photobook Festival
Istanbul, Turkey
16 October – 24 October 2020
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Photoireland
Dublin, Ireland
5 November – 25 November
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Angkor Photo
Siem Reap, Cambodia
18 November – 29 November
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SIPF Singapore International Photography Festival
Singapore
5 December 2020 – 31 January 2021
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PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography
Melbourne, Australia

18 February 2021 – 7 March 2021
(to be announced)

Fotopia Collective Festival
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
15 April 2021 – 25 April 2021
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More exhibition spots to follow, all exhibitions subject to possible Covid-19 changes.

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