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Photopaper 18
Ann Massal

Ann Massal The Eye of the Cyclops Photopaper 18

Ann Massal The Eye of the Cyclops Photopaper 18Photopaper
Issue 18
The Eye of the Cyclops
Amn Massal
Kasseler Fotografie Festival

Nominated by JH Engström Smedsby.


16 Pages
210 x 290 mm
ISBN Not Available


I’ve been following Ann Massal’s work for the last two years because she attended Atelier Smedsby during that time. Me and my partner Margot Wallard started this one-year workshop six years ago and have seen a number of really great works being finalized. When it comes to Ann’s work I really only have one thing to say: I LOVE IT. You could go on analyzing it and have different wordy approaches to it, but this work is beyond that, which is the reason I’m so found of it. Now I’m just waiting to see this being published as a beautiful book. If I had been a publisher I would have contacted Ann already to be sure I was the lucky one. – JH Engström, Smedsby

About the Artist
Ann Massal was born 1977 in France. She studied communication at CELSA in Paris and took photography courses at Central Saint Martins School London. Her exhibition Plumages – Déplumages made of photograph diptychs has been travelling around Korea in 2016-2017.

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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