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Photopaper 68
Wolfgang Zurborn

Wolfgang Zurborn

Wolfgang ZurbornPhotopaper
Issue 68
Streetphotography from the Archive: 1984–1999
Wolfgang Zurborn
Kasseler Fotografie Festival


20 Pages
210 x 290 mm
ISBN Not Available


When Cologne-based photographer Wolfgang Zurborn took a fresh look at his decades-old negatives in the first corona lockdown in spring 2020, he uncovered a treasure: overlooked color photographs, fittingly of crowds, taken on his forays into the consumer and leisure landscapes of the 80s and 90s. What started as a couple of posts on Instagram has grown into a dummy for a great photobook. This PHOTOPAPER issue shows a preview.

About the Artist
Wolfgang Zurborn was born 1956 in Ludwigshafen / Rhein, Germany. He studied photography at the Bavarian State School of Photography in Munich and at the University of Applied Sciences in Dortmund. In 1985 he was awarded the Otto-Steinert-Fellowship by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie. For his book project Drift he got the German Photobook Prize 2008.

About the Journal
PHOTOPAPER is a new kind of monographic photo publication with  aa 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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