PHOTOBOOK

AWARD 2020

WE ARE GLAD TO ANOUNCE THAT THE THIRD EDITION OF THE MARIBOR PHOTOBOOK AWARD WILL TAKE PLACE IN MARIBOR IN SEPTEMBER 2020. APPLY NOW!

READY FOR THE THIRD EDITION

We would kindly like to invite you to the third edition of the Maribor photobook award. The award will be accompanied by an exhibition of selected photobooks from the call and will coincide with the exhibition “Borders”.

The theme of the photo book award is Changing realities ‒ what lies behind the horizon?

Human societies are constantly changing. The horizon is new for every generation, for every human. This is reflected clearly in our physical environment. Where there were once borders, today there are none. Where people used to move freely, they are now constrained by private property, surveillance and effects of climate change. How do people shape their lives among constant change? How do we make sense of new realities? How do we co-shape the future? We are looking for photobooks that are broadly connected to the topic and try to uncover the changing realities of our world in many different areas.

Eligible are books published after the 1st of January 2018.

 

The winner will be awarded with a 4000 EUR prize money ‒ no strings attached. Also 2 runner up prizes of 500 EUR will be awarded. There is NO ENTRY FEE!

To apply please fill out one application form per book entered. The application has to be submited together with the book . The final date to receive the books is the 1st of September 2020 (postmark).

The books will not be returned. All books will remain in the permanent collection of The Angry Bat. If the books entered for the award are already in The Angry Batʼs collection, they will become part of the photo book collection of the Photo museum Maribor.

Please send the books to: Photo book award Maribor, Matej Sitar, Marčičeva 11C, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia.

THE JURY

Due to the Covid-19 crisis only 2 members of the jury are known for now. They will take care of the selection process for the Maribor photobook award 2020. The head of the jury is still Tanja Lazetić (SLO). The second judge will be Jasna Jernejšek  (SLO). All members have a lot of experience in the field of photography and photobooks.

Tanja Lazetić

Visual artist Tanja Lazetić will be the the of the jury. She is a photography artist and photobook maker. Her photobook Whore has been included in vol. 2 of The Photobook – a history.

Marina Paulenka

Photographer, curator and director of the Organ Vida international photography festival. Lives in Zagreb.

Andrew Phelps

Photographer, photobok lover and bloger. He works as a curator and board member of the GALERIE FOTOHOF in Salzburg.

Iza Pevec

Works as a journalist and curator. Loves photography and book as an art form. Editorial member of Membrana magazine.

Calin Cruse

Photobook creator, publisher at dienacht Publishing, designer and photographer. Also giving workshops on photobook design.

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