Finalists of the PHOTOBOOKFEST Dummy Contest 2018

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22 May – 24 June
The PHOTOBOOKFEST Dummy Contest is being held this year for the second time. We received 118 applications from the artists from 6 different countries.

The first tour jury team had chosen 25 finalists, who formed the shortlist of the contest and now compete for the first prize – the print run of their own photobook.

The international jury team will choose the winner, who`s name will be revealed in the 1st of June 2018

The finalists show will present the wider audiences the competing 25 projects, as well as 12 dummies awarded as special mention.

More about the short-list


The first tour jury team

Olga Averianova — curator, PhD in art, teacher, artist, head of the art photography department at the Pushkin State museum of Fine Arts.

Anna Zekria — curator, co-founder and managing director of «Saltimages», an independent photography agency based in Moscow, 2008 – 2011 — head of the «Agency.Photographer.Ru».

Vlada Kuznetsova — photo editor, teacher at the photography school «Photoplay» in Moscow. From 2005 — chief photo editor at «Glamour Russia», «Conde Nast».

Kirill Savchenkov — artist , nominee of the «Innovation» Prize 2018, has been teaching at the Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia in Moscow since 2012 («Present photography» seminar).

Leonid Gusev — publisher of photography books since 2003, head of the publishing house Treemedia,

Valeri Nistratov —photographer, he has been teaching documentary photography course in the Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia.


Final tour jury team

Arnis Balcus (Latvia) – photographer, video artist, editor-in-chief of FK Magazine, Director of Riga Photomonth festival.

Daria Tuminas (Netherlands/Russia) – freelance researcher and curator, in particular the curator of the Unseen Dummy Award and photobook market within the framework of Unseen Amsterdam.

Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber (Germany) – photographers, curators, designers, founders of the publishing team Böhm Kobayashi. The winners of the LUMA Foundation in 2016 in the framework of the festival "Les Rencontres d'Arles" in Arles (France) with the project "You and me."

Nathalie Herschdorfer (Switzerland) – curator, historian of photography, Director of the Museum of fine arts in Le Locle (since 2014) and the Swiss festival of photography Alt. + 1000 (since 2010). For several years he has been the curator of Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (FEP). Previously, she worked at Musée de l'elysée

Regina Maria Antzenberger (Austria) – artist, curator, founder and director of the AnzenbergerAgency and Anzenberger Gallery. She has been co-director of the ViennaPhotoBookFestival (2013-2017).

Sonia Berger (Spain) – curator, freelance publisher, director of Dalphine, a publisher and bookstore. Collaborates with the Blank Paper School of Photography in Madrid.

The strategic partners of the Photobook Dummy Contest this year are «Europapier» company, «UP Print» printing house, «ABCdesign» studio of graphic design and «Treemedia» publishing house.
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