Rock Your Dummy! Call for submissions

” Rock Your Dummy! ”  

Exhibition 15-17 November 2013

Deadline Thursday 5 November 2O13

The Photobook Club network and Food For Your Eyes invite you to submit your photobook dummy to feature in ” Rock Your Dummy! “, an exhibition presented within Le PhotobookFest programme hosted at L’Ancienne Imprimerie/Picture Tank, 11 rue Bisson 75020 Paris.

Le PhotobookFest is a three days event focused on the photobook, from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 November 2013Launched by the Paris Photobook Club, this first edition mainly supports the young publishing scene with independent publishing houses as well as self-published and DIY books.

More Infos about Le PhotobookFest :  / The Photobook Club Network:


We are particularly keen to receive, showcase and support mock-up, hand-crafted, self-published, limited edition photobook, DIY, photozine, from all over the world !

Deadline for submissions is Tuesday 5 November 2013


Fill in the  Submission Form  here  and send us your dummy for the exhibition.

The dummy is a work in progress but also a significant waymark on the route to publication in one form or another. It seemed appropriate that while we look to celebrate the beauty of the dummy as an artefact in it’s own right, we should also acknowledge it as a work yet to be fully realised and so seek to support it’s author in that realisation.” Matt Johnson, Founder ,The Photobook Club 



Le PhotobookFest with “Rock Your Dummy!” Open Call and Exhibition aims to support authors with a photobook project in the making in offering them feedback and advice from an assembled team of photobook enthusiasts and experts  ( photographers, publishers, writers, critics, designers) * – The list of our  team of experts is bellow  



  • “Rock Your Dummy Prize” :

    All selected photobook dummies in the exhibition will run for the “Rock Your Dummy Prize”. One winner will be selected by the main jury (to be announced soon) at Le PhotobookFest awards presentation on Sunday 17 november. The winner of the “Rock Your Dummy Prize” gets the opportunity to be accompanied and received support from the team of photobook experts. The one-to-one meetings with each photobook expert would be arranged through Skype or in person.

  • Box of Dummies :

    As a result of the public vote and the jury vote,  Photobook dummies (maximum 10) will be selected to be included in the “Box of Dummies”, a traveling showcase through the branches of the Photobook Club network all over the world –

    More info about the Box Of Books project 


Nathalie Belayche:  

 Emilie Hallard/Pablo Porlan:


*Advisory board members of “Rock Your Dummy Prize” :

Elinor Carucci     Carucci is a photographer living and working in New York. Her intimate work focusing on her family and relationships has been the subject of numerous group and solo exhibitions as well as three photobooks. Her latest book ‘Mother’ has just been published by Prestel and is likely to become as well­known and loved as the precious ‘Diary of a Dance’ and ‘Closer’.

Wayne Ford    A designer and creative director, Ford comments that he has both a professional and personal interest in photography. His interest in photography and photobooks is perhaps best known by his writing found at Ford played a vital role in the editing and sequencing of Bertil Nilsson’s critically acclaimed ‘Undisclosed: Images of the Contemporary Circus’.

Hans Gremmen    A highly sought­after designer, Gremmen’s work with the photobook can likely be found in your nearest Photobook store, if not on your own bookshelf. Recent works include 2 shortlisted Aperture first book awards (Singular Beauty and Cette Montagne C’est Moi) and Rinko Kawauchi’s latest publication ­ Ametsuchi.

Taco Hidde Bakker    Bakker works as a writer, translator and researcher based in Amsterdam, NL. His written work can be found in the likes of Foam magazine and Camera Austria International among others. Between 2007­10 Bakker worked extensively on the photobook, web documentary and exhibition that was ‘The Last Days of Shishmaref’.

Larissa Leclair    A curator, collector and writer,  Leclair is responsible for the hugely successful ‘Indie Photobook library’ which seeks to champion the spirit of the 21st century indie publishing scene. As a writer, Leclair has written numerous reviews for the Photo­eye booklist and as a curator a co­authored event with Andy Adams of Flakphoto saw the exhibition ‘100 Portraits’ projected onto the side of the Corcoran Gallery of Art as part of FotoWeek DC.

Lesley A. Martin    Martin is publisher of the Aperture book program and of The PhotoBook Review, a newsprint journal dedicated to the evolving conversation surrounding the photobook. Martin has edited over 70 books including Joan Fontcuberta’s ‘Landscapes Without Memory’ and has been voted one of the fifteen most influential people in photobook publishing by the Photo District News.

Iris Sikking    Sikking is a curator, editor and project manager currently working at Paradox and the self founded ICON Foundation (Images in Context). In 2011 she curated and produced the thematic project ANGRY: Young and Radical and in 2012 the book and audiovisual installation Poppy­Trails of Afghan Heroin by Robert Knoth and Antoinette de Jong.

Douglas Stockdale     Stockdale will be familiar to many as the founding publisher and editor of ‘The PhotoBook’, a highly regarded space for photobook reviews and critique. Stockdale also acts as an independent curator and has published 4 books of his own. Stockdale has just released his latest work, ‘Pine Lake’ ­ a hand­made artist book ‘sequenced as a semi­fictional story about an American multi­generational summer rite, the fishing trip’.

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