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For the past ten years, Kassel in Germany has been home to one of the most importantannual forums on the world of photography books. The 10th anniversary FOTOBOOKFESTIVAL KASSEL will be a long weekend from 31 May to 3 June 2018 at the documenta-HalleKassel. The program includes artist talks (with David Goldblatt, Susan Meiselas, AndersPetersen, John Gossage, Dana Lixenberg, JH Engström, Thomas Sauvin, Carlos Spottorno,Mathieu Asselin and many more), lectures by international guests, exhibitions and a bookmarket presenting up to 50 publishers. The KASSEL PHOTOBOOK AWARD will show thebest photobooks selected by international experts and published during the previousyear. Every night, the festival‘s evening venue DOCK4 will host special performances,dining-events, and a bar, as well as the 10th anniversary party on Saturday 2 June. Everyone is very welcome!


For photographers hoping to find people interested in their yet-to-be-discovered bookprojects, the main attraction of the FOTOBOOKFESTIVAL KASSEL is its photobook dummycompetition, the KASSEL DUMMY AWARD for the best unpublished photobook mock-up.For the first time in 2018, the FOTOBOOKFESTIVAL KASSEL will additionally offer dummybook REVIEWS to the KASSEL DUMMY AWARD participants: one-to-one interviews withjury members to discuss the feasibility of their future photobook. Together with its co-operation partner Verlag Kettler, the festival invites all photographers worldwide to takepart. In a first round, the best 50 books will be shortlisted by a jury in April 2018. Thesebooks will be exhibited at the 10th FOTOBOOKFESTIVAL KASSEL and several other international photo events. From the shortlisted titles, 3 winners will be chosen by an international jury in Kassel on 2 June 2018. The book that wins will be produced and publishedby the festival’s cooperation partner Verlag Kettler, Germany. Second and Third Prize willbe a book production voucher given by our partner, who specializes inhigh-quality book productions in small print-runs.Any photographer from around the world can enter.

Registrations will be open from 15November 2017 until 03 April 2018. There is a charge of 36 € per entry and book.The KASSEL DUMMY AWARD & REVIEWS offer a great opportunity for photographers tobe discovered by international publishers and experts, to be exhibited at several photo-festivals around the world and to win a complete book production and publishing!

31 May – 3 June 2018

Registrations open until 3 April 2018

Du-Ry-Straße 1
34117 Kassel

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