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9. Kessel Fotobook Festival 2017

Festivals | 28 April 2017 - 03 June 2017

9. Fotobookfestival Kassel 2017
The 9th Fotobookfestival Kassel will take place partly in Istanbul, at the ISTANBUL PHOTOBOOK FESTIVAL from 28 – 30 April, in Moscow at the MOSCOW PHOTOBOOK FESTIVAL from 12 – 21 May, in Lodz at the FOTOFESTIWAL LODZ from 1 June – 3 June with a special Photobook Night on 3rd June, and everywhere our shortlisted 2017 Dummies will be exhibited. The next Fotobookfestival in Kassel will be a big 10-year anniversary festival from 30 May to 3 June 2018. Save the date!

Turkey’s first PHOTOBOOK Festival will be held in Istanbul for the second time on 28-30 April 2017. The festival will again be organised by FUAM (Photography Practice and Research Centre) and will be hosted by Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul. This year Istanbul Photobook Festival is also collaborating with Kassel FOTOBOOKFESTIVAL, and Kassel FOTOBOOKFESTIVAL will take place partly at the Istanbul Photobook Festival with its shortlisted books and best books exhibitions. Also the final jury and prize ceremony will be held during Istanbul Photobook Festival to announce both FUAM DUMMY BOOK AWARD winner and KASSEL DUMMY AWARD winners together.

The 2017 Moscow Photobook Festival is the capital’s first large-scale international event dedicated to promoting and supporting the photobook industry. The festival will involve extensive exhibition and education programs, as well as dummy contest. The first MPF aims to present audiences with the photobook as a contemporary visual medium in its own right, enable horizontal cultural connections and international networking, and, most importantly, give people a chance to meet and talk. The festival will be based in the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography.

More information will follow soon.