0 Posted by - May 12, 2016 - Uncategorized



“We’re expecting to see you between 27-29 May 2016 at Mimar Sinan University, Fındıklı Campus for Turkey’s first PHOTOBOOK Festival in Istanbul. We’re inviting you to a peculiar festival where you can explore the field of PHOTOBOOKs, which are contemporary photography’s independent form of travel, with new stories and point of views.”

FUAM (Photography Practice and Research Centre) is a non-profit organisation within Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. FUAM achieved it’s first project in 2015, as part of Istanbul Development Agency’s Creative Industry Development Financial Support Program which is focused on the “Photography Design, Development and Producing Lab Foundation” project, aiming to support the rising phenomenon of “PHOTOBOOK“s which have a great importance for young photographers to produce and share.

As part of this project, FUAM organized 4 workshops with the guidance of internationally distinguished photobook experts, open to international participants and supported production of nearly 50 dummy books, alongside the printing process of these books as limited edition artist books after the workshops.

ISTANBUL PHOTOBOOK FESTIVAL, aims to gather photobook producing institutions, independent non-profit groups and self-publishers together, by increasing the visibility and exposure of young Turkish artists who are producing in the field of contemporary photography, and to connect the domestic and international audience with nearly 50 books that have been created in the recent year as limited edition artist books.

As Turkey’s first photobook festival ISTANBUL PHOTOBOOK FESTIVAL will take place over two days with a schedule consisting of seminars, discussions and face to face photobook reviews with international photobook designers, photobook editors, self publishing photographers and publishing house owners alongside the first FUAM DUMMY BOOK AWARD, aiming to strengthen the photobook environment in Turkey.