FUAM INVITES YOU TO JOIN ISTANBUL PHOTOBOOK FESTIVAL FOR THE SECOND TIME!
“We welcome you to join ISTANBUL PHOTOBOOK FESTIVAL which will take place in Istanbul between April 28 – 30, 2017. You are invited to discover a different festival through new forms of storytelling and fresh perspectives you will witness in the the field of PHOTOBOOK which is the independent mode of circulation for contemporary photography.”
One of the most important name in the world of photobooks, Magnum photographer, curator, editor and photobook collector MARTIN PARR, another world famous Magnum photographer SUSAN MEISELAS and writer, curator and artist DAVID CAMPANY will be the special guests at the “ISTANBUL PHOTOBOOK FESTIVAL #2”.
This year, KASSEL PHOTOBOOK FESTIVAL, in cooperation with ISTANBUL PHOTOBOOK FESTIVAL, will also participate in the festival with the selection of “finalist books” and “best photobooks”. FUAM DUMMY BOOK AWARD and KASSEL DUMMY AWARD will be determined by a joint jury and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony to be held in Istanbul.
ISTANBUL PHOTOBOOK FESTIVAL, which will be held for the second time in Turkey, will be attended by international photobook designers, photobook editors, self-publishing photographers and publishing houses. Within the program, there will be international photobook exhibitions along with seminars, artist talks and photobook reviews conducted by festival invitees. In addition, with the support of MAS and AKINA, FUAM DUMMY BOOK AWARD will be given for the second time in Turkey with the aim of strengthening the photobook environment in Turkey.
By providing visibility for young artists from Turkey, who produce in contemporary photography field, ISTANBUL PHOTOBOOK FESTIVAL aims to bring together photobook publishers, independent organizations, initiatives and self-publishers; and present approximately 70 photobooks produced by FUAM to local and international photo-audiences.