Submissions open for the photobook dummy contest
SELF PUBLISH RIGA 2020
Until 20 May, photographers and visual artists are invited to submit self-made, unpublished photobooks and book dummies for the fourth international SELF PUBLISH RIGA contest. The winner will be awarded an exhibition at the ISSP Gallery, while the author of the best dummy from the Baltic states will receive a voucher for a high-quality printing and framing services. The best of the submitted works will be presented at an exhibition at the ISSP Gallery during Riga Photomonth.
SELF PUBLISH RIGA is a biennial series of events dedicated to photobooks and self–publishing, organised by the ISSP platform of contemporary photography in Riga, Latvia, as one of the central events of Riga Photomonth. It consists of an international book dummy competition, exhibition of photobooks and book dummies and an extensive public programme including presentations, discussions, workshops and guided tours.
The author of the winning dummy will be awarded an exhibition at the ISSP Gallery as part of the next SELF PUBLISH RIGA edition in 2022. Additionally, the author of the best dummy from the Baltic states (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia) will be granted 500 EUR credit towards printing and framing from the top service provider Fine Art Print.
A shortlist of the submitted dummies will be part of the SELF PUBLISH RIGA exhibition taking place at the ISSP Gallery in Riga early this summer.
All entries to the contest will be judged by an international jury: founder and director of Self Publish, Be Happy Bruno Ceschel (Italy), curator of ISSP Gallery and SELF PUBLISH RIGA, writer and photographer Evita Goze (Latvia), founder and director of the independent publishing house Skinnerboox Milo Montelli (Italy), award-winning book designer and typographer Alexey Murashko (Latvia) and researcher, photographer and curator at FOTODOK Daria Tuminas (Russia / the Netherlands), who was previously Head of Unseen Book Market and the Dummy Award at Unseen Amsterdam.
Submission deadline 20 May, 2020 (delivery date May 26).