Kassel Photobook Award 2018 Exhibition of all selected books 31 May–3 June 2018documenta-Halle
Kassel Photobook Award 2018
Since 2008 we have been asking experts to name their favorite photobook of the previous year and to justify their choice. This has resulted in around 30 books every year from renowned jurors from all over the world. The books showcase the current state of play in a medium that is incredibly lively and mobile. As forms, they range from very simple magazine-style publications to traditionally crafted books as well as handmade one-off items and heavy, exclusive, large format products in slip cases and cassettes. The essence of printed photography and the strong narrative force of photography in book form can be seen in the high-class selection of books included every year. Some of the works are already among the masterpieces and classics in the history of photography, while others are still waiting to be discovered. In 2008, we undertook a world’s first ›Best Of Experts‹ photobook listing, the aim being to create an annual overview of the most outstanding photographic books. At the time, we thought we were at a culmination point. Today it feels more like the medium is just being discovered. The Fotobookfestival website section PHOTOBOOK AWARD 2018 presents the list of 30 books selected this year. The books will be exhibited in Kassel from 31 May – 3 June, in the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Triennial of Photography from 7 – 17 June and in and in the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Cologne during Internationale Photoszene Köln from 21 September – 14 October 2018.