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Photopaper 39
Jean-Marie Donat

Jean-Marie Donat

Jean-Marie DonatPhotopaper
Issue 39
This Is The Hand
Jean-Marie Donat
Kasseler Fotografie Festival


16 Pages
210 x 290 mm
ISBN Not Available



A collection of found images from artist and archivist Jean-Marie Donat.

About the Artist
Jean-Marie Donat (1962) was born in Paris and is a collector, archivist and publisher. In 2015 he founded the publishing house Éditions Innocences. An important part of his collection includes folksy, anonymous images that are a cultural and social testimony of their time and have great in-depth humanity. From this collection more than 200 themed series have been produced, which have also been shown in several exhibitions in Europe and overseas.


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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