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Photobook Award 2012
Kasseler Fotografie Festival

Kassel Photobook Award 2012

Kassel Photobook Award 2012Photobook Award 2012
Kasseler Fotografie Festival

Edited by Dieter Neubert.


245 x 325 mm
90 pages
ISBN 9783932187971


This is a catalogue of the 2012 Kassel Photobook Festival’s 34 shortlisted books of the 289 books submitted. These 34 photobooks were chosen by 39 experts from around the world as the best of the year. From the simply designed booklet to the elaborate, multi-volume cassette printed at incredibly high standard; from the plain documentation to the adventurous artist publications to the box with books plus extras: the books that were nominated in 2012 demonstrate a great diversity of styles as well as the undaunted, strong visual narrative of the medium.
(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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