The Fotobookfestival Kassel in Moscow

12 May 2017

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This year Moscow PHOTOBOOKFEST hosts The Fotobookfestival Kassel, which
has gone on a journey first time in 9 years!


Festival’s route is amazing and the first stop is Turkey! The shortlist of Kassel Dummy Award 2017 has already been announced within Istanbul Photobook Festival and the jury will choose the winners soon. The collection of these photobooks will be presented in Moscow in two weeks’ time.

Kassel Fotobookfestival’s curator Dieter Neubert will present the shortlist and give a lecture on the opening day, 12 May at 7 pm, within PHOTOBOOKFEST’s educational programme. 2017 shortlist jury: Federica Chiocchetti (Photocaptionist.com), Eva-Maria Kunz (Ceiba editions, ceibaeditions.com), Andrea Schmidt (Verlag Kettler, Dortmund), Jeffrey Ladd (Photographer, Cologne), Markus Schaden (The PhotoBookMuseum, Cologne), Dieter Neubert (Fotobookfestival, Kassel).

Eva-Maria Kunz about photobook’s selection for the contest: «Knowing enough about book production I was able to imagine how eventual changes could enhance the content where needed. So my focus was very much on this aspect: the content. Did, what I was seeing, surprise me, make me laugh, make me feel, make me react in a strong way? Did I see something new, from a different view point? The question we’d go back to was: does the author have to tell something? A photographer, being a photographer, has the duty to tell her/his story, with strong convincing content».

49 travelling books are already known. Among them are İlyas Hajji, Ikuru Kuwajima, Olga Kravetz, Maria Morina and Oxana Yushko. The complete shortlist is available on the official web site of The Fotobookfestival Kassel here.

All photobooks will be exhibited at PHOTOBOOKFEST in Moscow from 12 to 28 May. Afterwards the collection will travel to Poland to take part in Fotofestiwal Lodz.


Find out more on the official festival website www.photobookfest.com

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