The KASSEL DUMMY AWARD features the best drafts of photobook mock-ups by outstanding emerging talents yearly since 2010.
This year a total of 391 photobooks from 46 countries from all over the world, from Bangladesh to Norway, from Russia to Australia, from Japan to America, from China to Brazil were sent in to the 2018 KASSEL DUMMY AWARD.
The shortlist selection resulted in 53 photobooks as chosen by Valentina Abenavoli (Akina Books, Istanbul), Anne-Katrin Bicher (Montag Stiftung, Bonn), Sonia Berger (Dalpine Publishers, Madrid), Frederic Lezmi (Photographer, The PhotoBookMuseum, Cologne), Dieter Neubert (Fotobookfestival Kassel), Markus Schaden (The PhotoBookMuseum, Cologne), Andrea Schmidt (Verlag Kettler, Dortmund), Salvatore Vitale (Editor in Chief of YET Magazine, Lausanne).
These 53 photobook dummies selected in 2018 will be on display at PhotoIreland Festival in Dublin, Fotobookfestival in Kassel, Triennial of Photography in Hamburg, Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid, FotoLeggendo Festival in Rome, Organ Vida - International Photography Festival in Zagreb, Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Cologne during the Internationale Photoszene Köln, International Photography Symposium in Nida, Aarhus Photobook Week, Zentralbibliothek im Kulturpalast in Dresden, The Tokyo Art Book Fair.
Three winners will be selected by the main jury at the KASSEL FOTOBOOKFESTIVAL and announced at the documenta-Halle in Kassel on 2 June 2018. The winner of the First Prize will be produced and published by Verlag Kettler, Germany.