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The PhotoBookMuseum Catalogue Box
Various Artists

The Photobook Museum Catalogue Box

The Photobook Museum Catalogue BoxThe PhotoBookMuseum Catalogue Box
Edited by Markus Schaden and Frederic Lezmi
Kettler Verlag

Contributing Artists: Ricardo Cases, Martin Parr & Gerry Badger, Chargesheimer, Carolyn Drake, Andrea Diefenbach, Ed van der Elsken, Julian Germain, Stephen Gill, David Alan Harvey, Todd Hido, Zun Lee, Susan Meiselas, Cristina de Middel, Daido Moriyama, Katharina Roters, Stephen Shore, Oliver Sieber, Carlos Spottorno, Anders Petersen, Ali Taptik, Deanna Templeton, Ed Templeton, and Sergej Vutuc.


Card Box
39 Booklets
Edition of 1000
140 x 220 mm
ISBN 9783862063949


On the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the birth of photography, an internationally oriented Expo starting on the 19th of August 2014 in the Carlswerk in Cologne-Mülheim pays homage to the photo book as a form of artistic expression. For the premiere of the PhotoBookMuseum the Verlag Kettler has published the PBM_Catalogue Box – visually reminiscent of the traditional ship containers in which the exhibitions in the halls of the former cable factory are mostly presented. It contains 39 individual publications designed as fanfold flyers, booklets or posters, each dedicated to one project. The content ranges from the now legendary works of reference on the history of the photo book culture, the experimental origins of the genre in the 1950s, through current artistic positions to special areas such as the photographic novel.

About the Editors
Markus Schaden was born in 1965 and lives and works in Cologne, Germany. He has been a bookseller since 1985 and, in 1998, he opened the photobook store in Cologne. In 1995, he founded the Schaden publishing house, which publishes limited photography editions and special releases. In 2009, he won the Red Dot Design Award, an international design prize awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen. Since 2006, Schaden has worked as an editorial journalist for the international photographic magazine Foam, which is published quarterly by the Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam. He was Vice President of German Society of Photography. He has served on the juries of photography festivals in Mannheim, New York, Arles, Paris, Krakow, and Los Angeles. Since 2009, he has give workshops and a masterclass at the Media Academy Cologne on his new program “PhotoBookStudies”, starting with Ed van der Elsken’s books.

Frederic Lezmi born 1978, grew up in Dakar, Geneva and the Black Forest. After a year as assistant to German photographer Wolgang Zurborn at Galerie Lichtblick in Cologne, he studied visual communication from 2001 to 2009 with an emphasis on documentary photography at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany. In 2005/2006 he spend a study year in Beirut as a recipient of a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). His graduation series „ From Vienna to Beirut“ has received the BFF-Promotion Award as well as the Reinhart-Wolf Prize 2009 for best final degree work in photography. Since 2010 he is a member of the German photo agency laif.

About the Publisher
Verlag Kettler are a German publishing house, who pride themselves in combining first-rate, high-quality production with custom design.

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