Book Dummy Award 2019


Book Dummy Award

Book Dummy Award

Opening: May 17, 2019
Deadline: November 19, 2019
Entry fee: €25
Prizes: the publication of the book, the exhibition at PHotoEspaña and Photo London, the submission to the photography contests, the possibility of holding an exhibition at La Fábrica´s photography gallery in Madrid

La Fabrica and Photo London are joining forces to launch the Book Dummy Awardwith the goal of selecting and publishing a major auteur photography project which stands for its quality, uniqueness and international scope.

The competition is open to photographers from all around the world who may submit a single unpublished dummy on a subject of their choice.

No digital dummies will be accepted, only hard-copy projects will be admitted.

The jury will select a maximum of 20 finalist dummies and will designate a winner among them.

Website of Photo Contest:

Book Dummy Award 2017 Winner

Villa Argentina – © Arunà Canevascini

Villa Argentina is a visual exploration of the relationship between the photographer and her mother, set in their family house in the South of Switzerland. Canevascini’s mother is an Iranian artist who spent her childhood in Tehran as a secluded child, a condition of isolation which she somehow replicates in her adult life.

As the photographer grew up in Switzerland, Iranian culture came to her “as a distant echo.” The book represents the house of Villa Argentina as a stage for her poetic universe and a backdrop for the poetic arrangements of objects that the author made for the camera. In this creative solitude à deux, this work attempts to explore issues of domesticity, the relationship to femininity and the matter of migration.

Villa Argentina, © Arunà Canevascini, Winner 2017, Book Dummy Award
Villa Argentina
© Arunà Canevascini
Winner 2017


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