Image: Kensaku Seki

Running 5-28 July

Ticket Information available soon

Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland
The Printworks, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin

Opening Hours
Mon-Sun 10am-5pm
Extended Hours 4-6 July

We are delighted to welcome back the shortlisted dummies of the Kassel Dummy Award by Fotobookfestival Kassel. This year sees the Kassel Dummy Award’s tenth anniversary, making it that extra bit special for us!

The Kassel Dummy Award is the dummy competition for the best unpublished photobook mock-up of the year. The award is open to international photographers. 50 books are selected for the shortlist and exhibited in Kassel and subsequent international photography events. 3 winners are chosen by an international jury and the dummy of the winner of the First Prize is produced and published, this year by a new festival partner MAS from Turkey.

Fotobookfestival Kassel has been engaged with the artistic medium of the photobook and has presented it in all its facets, since 2008, in a festival program of international standing. The annual festival shows works by renowned artists and promotes established and emerging talents, publishers, designers, printers, curators and booksellers on an international platform. It was the first festival of its kind dedicated to the photographic book and has founded two book awards: The Kassel Dummy Award in 2010, and the Kassel Photobook Award. Books entered for both awards are showcased regularly in travelling exhibitions at international festivals and photography events.

The shortlist will be decided at the end of April, with the 3 winners selected in June, during PHotoEspaña in Madrid.

Submissions are still open until the 24th April →