The Photobook Club Kuala Lumpur is to launch on the 1st of June before it enters into a series of events including the Obscura Photography Festival from 21st – 30th June in Penang before touring around Malaysia.
The photobook dummy has been gaining popularity for a wee while now which is great to see. The dummy in it’s own right is an interesting object or piece of ephemera, a stage in production yet a stage in itself but I have also enjoyed the openness with which people are sharing dummy’s and letting others in to the process of bookmaking. And so I am keen to share the Fotobook Festival’s Dummy Award here…
International Photobook Dummy Award 2013
MIA Fair – Milano
PhotoIreland – Dublin
Le Bal – Paris
6th International Photobookfestival – Kassel
Photographers are again invited to present their so far unpublished photobooks to a professional international jury. The best 50 books will be exhibited in Milan: »MIA – Milan Image Art Fair«, in Dublin »Photo Ireland«, in Paris: »Le Bal« and in Kassel: »6th International Photobook Festival«. Winners will be chosen from these 50 titles and will receive attractive prizes. The first prize is a complete book production by the german publishers seltmann + söhne. Online registrations will open from mid January at www.fotobookfestival.org and close 31 April 2013. The registration fee is 34 Euros.
Actually, there is no book for August! We were planning to look at Nan Goldin’s ‘Ballad of Sexual Dependency’ but have recently agreed to several events in September, and so are going to take a month out.
And so what are these events? Well, more details will follow shortly and be posted here, but for now we can say they involve the two following exciting projects.
– Matt Johnston