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Publishers, gallery owners, curators, critics, and collectors representing small, mid-sized, and major venues from all over Europe, will gather in Vienna to review unpublished photo books. 30 photographers will be selected, who will then be given the opportunity to show their photobook dummies to 15 national and international reviewers.

OPEN CALL for the 1st ViennaPhotoBookReview

Portfolio reviews | 13 June 2014

OPEN CALL for the 1st ViennaPhotoBookReview                                     

Publishers, gallery owners, curators, critics, and collectors representing small, mid-sized, and major venues from all over Europe, will gather in Vienna to review unpublished photo books. 30 photographers will be selected, who will then be given the opportunity to show their photobook dummies to 15 national and international reviewers.

Thw goal is to offer talented photographers from around the world a forum to discuss their books with a wide range of photography experts, thereby producing a lively dialogue between the aspiring artists and the experts from various prestigious institutions.

Photographers will have one-on-one meetings with the reviewers. Each review session will last 20 minutes and we will limit the number of participants to assure that everyone receives six reviews each. It is a great way to network. Numerous photographers have walked away with opportunities to publish, exhibit, and sell their work after attending such reviews.

ViennaPhotoBookAward

In addition to the primary reviews, there will be two sessions of open reviews, the first session will only be open to the reviewers who will be selecting the winner of the 1st ViennaPhotoBookReview. All photographers booked for the review are nominees. The second open review will be open to the public. During the open reviews, the photographers will be able to engage in personal exchanges, talk about the presentations in greater detail, and have the opportunity to sell previously published books and small limited edition prints.

Saturday evening, the winner of the ViennaPhotoBookAward will be presented. The 1st prize is a book publication by AnzenbergerEdition (covers production costs of €5000).

Reviewers

Gerry Badger (curator, author, photographer, London), Horacio Fernandez (curator, Madrid), Irène Attinger (Library of the Musée Européene de la Photographie, Paris) Klaus Kehrer (Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg), Rainer Iglar (Fotohof, Salzburg), Hannes Wanderer (peperoni books, Berlin), Lia Wolf (bookshop Lia Wolf, Vienna), Dominique Kempers (bookshop Walther Koenig, Vienna), Calin Kruse (dieNacht publishing, Leipzig), Regina Maria Anzenberger (AnzenbergerEdition, Vienna), Michael Kollmann (photobook curator, OstLicht gallery, Vienna), more reviewers to be announced soon.

Registration

The deadline for the submissions is April 25, 2014. Out of all the submissions, 30 photographers will be selected.

To register, please send an e-mail with name, address, phone number, short artist bio, a brief project description (max. 800 character), and a pdf of your photobook dummy (max. 10 MB) to review@viennaphotobookfestival.com.
The photobook dummy has to be unpublished and/or a maximum edition of 20.
Note: please bring your physical photobook dummy to the reviews!

The application is free of charge. The fee for successful applicants will be 120 € for 6 meetings and an open review.

There are no limitations regarding age or nationality. The conversations will take place in German or English.

You can name up to three reviewers and we will try to plan accordingly, should you have any preferences for whom you‘d like to be reviewed by. The final groupings will depend on the reviewers and participants. The organizers reserve the right to allocate the times of the sessions.

The list of participants will be posted on www.viennaphotobookfestival.com on May 30th and participants will receive an e-mail with further information. Please note, your participation will not be fully confirmed until you have paid.

Fee

6 Meetings (20 min each): € 120 (incl. 20% VAT)

INQUIRIES BY E-MAIL ONLY!


review@viennaphotobookfestival.com

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