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Photobook Award 2011
Kasseler Fotografie Festival

Photobook Award 2011 Kasseler Fotografie Festival

Photobook Award 2011 Kasseler Fotografie FestivalPhotobook Award 2011
Kasseler Fotografie Festival

Edited by Dieter Neubert.


245 x 325 mm
72 pages
ISBN 9783932187896


This is a catalogue of the 2011 Kassel Photobook Festival’s 33 shortlisted books.  The Award considers 33 books as the most outstanding photobooks of the previous year by a jury comprising renowned photography experts from around the world. Each expert nominated their favourite book and justified it in a short statement. the award does not select a single winner, instead all of the nominated books are given equal recognition. This selection of photobooks demonstrate the developments of the medium: from the simple experimental self-published booklet and the substantial and wonderful traditionally-crafted books to the exclusive, strictly limited six-book-box-set available only via subscription . The selected books mirror cultural trends at the time – a longing for autonomy and self-determination, the urge to communicate personal experiences and important events , as well as the wish for preservation and perfection.
(source: catalogue’s preface)

About the Editor
Dieter Neubert has studied visual communication and is Founder and Director of the Kassel Fotobookfestival and Founder of the Kassel Photobook and Dummy Awards. He is chief editor of the publication PHOTOPAPER. He published books like the Daido Moriyama anthology ON DAIDO and KASSEL MENU by Martin Parr.

About the Festival 
The Fotobookfestival Kassel is a charitable foundation that has been engaged with the artistic medium of the photobook and has presented it in all its facets, since 2008, in a festival program of international standing. The annual festival shows works by renowned artists and promotes established and emerging talents, publishers, designers, printers, curators and booksellers on an international platform. It was the first festival of its kind dedicated to the photographic book and has founded two novel book awards: The KASSEL DUMMY AWARD for the best photobook mock-up of the year has awarded emerging talents a complete photobook-production since 2010; the KASSEL PHOTOBOOK AWARD assembles the best photobooks of the previous year nominated by international experts in the field. Books entered for both awards are showcased regularly in travelling exhibitions at international festivals and photography events. These two awards are unique in their formats and have been role models for other international festivals and events.

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