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Photopaper 13
Carmen Winand

Photopaper 13 Carmen Winand

Photopaper 13 Carmen WinandPhotopaper
Issue 13
women: pleasure/pain
Carmen Winand
Kasseler Fotografie Festival

Nominated by Todd Hido.


16 Pages
210 x 290 mm
ISBN Not Available


Carmen Winant and I used to share the dark room at the California College of the Arts in the early days of our careers. I was a teacher there and she was a graduate student, and although I never had her in one of my classes, I always noticed that she was up to something very interesting. Flash forward about 10 years, and I am making my annual Christmas journey to my home state of Ohio. I was visiting with my collector friends Fred and Laura Bidwell who are as joyfully passionate about the medium as I am. We always walk away from each get-together with new discoveries that we encountered from our recent trips. This particular year, I picked up Carmen Winant’s book from the top of their stack and was blown away. I was even happier to discover that the thoughtful, curious student from years ago seemed to have had a burst of creative energy that was bold, exciting, and unapologetic — and also deeply engrossed in the things she was thinking about. This was Carmen, and here is the work that I am proudly bringing to the series as one of the most interesting things I have seen in a while. – Todd Hido

About the Artist
Carmen Winant (San Francisco, 1983) is an American artist and writer based in Colombus, Ohio, whose practice deals with contemporary feminist politics. She received her BA in Art and Art History from UCLA and a Master’s degree in Critical Studies and Fine Arts from the CCA in San Francisco. Combining found images and newspaper with drawing, she creates collages, installations and artist’s books. Her first book My Life as a man published in 2015 has drawn a huge amount of attention.

About the Journal
PHOTOPAPER is a new kind of monographic photo publication with a continuously changing editorial team of international experts. These guest editors name photographers or photographic projects which they would like to present to an international public. PHOTOPAPER features this work in single monographic issues of 16 or 32 pages. The main idea is to make high-quality printed photographic work accessible to as many people as possible by producing the final publication at a reasonable price. Therefore, the production process is reduced to a minimum while at the same time using high-end printing technology and a nice paper. Published on a quarterly basis.

About the Publisher
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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