16.04.2019 Open call – Photographic Publication of the Year 2019

We invite you to submit your books for the next edition of the Polish Photographic Publication of the Year. Until May 15, 2019, we awaits books in which photography holds a central place – albums, catalogs, theoretical books, textbooks, and limited self-publishing and zine publications. We will award publications that can become an inspiration, and which present bold concepts, refined graphics, perfect print, unique photos and thoughtful design. Experts involved in the creation of books and photography were invited to the jury: Olga Łacna, Iwona El Tanbouli-Jabłońska, Rafał Milach, Jacek Fota, Franek Ammer, Paweł Rubkiewicz, Joanna Kinowska.

The main prize will be awarded in the competition. Krzysiek Makowski. In addition to the awarded publication, the jury will also select at least 10 titles that will be presented at the International Festival of Photography in Łódź from 13 to 30 June 2019.

Documents for download and detailed rules of participation in the competition can be found on Fotopublikacja.pl

– title of Photographic Publication of the Year 2019,
– exhibition and author meeting during Fotofestiwal 2019 (13 to 30 June 2019),
– promotion as part of Fotofestiwal 2019

The originator and the first organizer of the contest was Krzysiek Makowski – bookseller and publisher, from the now-defunct F5 Bookstore. He managed to organize only two editions before his death – in 2009 and 2010. From 2013, the competition is organized jointly by the Fotofestival International Festival of Photography in Łódź, the Bookoff Bookshop and the Place of Photography. We want the competition to stimulate creators to act and ambitious searches. That, in its effect, publishers and authors would boldly and creatively approach the medium of the book. In previous years, the exhibition of awarded and honored books could be seen during the Festival of Photography in Łódź, TIFF Festival in Wrocław and the Museum of Modern Art during the Warsaw Art Book Fair. In the coming months, the competition exhibition will also be presented during international photographic events, including Hamburg Triennial in June 2018


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