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TIFF x FFP Photobook Dummy Review

Project coordinator: Grażyna Siedlecka

TIFF x FFP Photobook Review is a new exciting project produced by TIFF Festival
in Wroclaw and Fresh From Poland, a platform for contemporary Polish art
photography. Our first of this kind event in Poland is aimed at emerging
promising artists working with the medium of photography and art books.
The essential idea is to connect young talents with remarkable publishers
and curators from all over the world.

Self-made and self-published books are in focus, although digital projects are also taken under con-sideration. Selected artists will be welcomed to meet four of our international experts in Barba-ra spaces in central Wroclaw. Authors of the dummies will have an opportunity to present their works to all Reviewers after the Review.

TIFF x FFP Photobook Dummy Review will take place in BARBARA (Świdnicka 8c, Wrocław) on Friday, 2 September, between 10 and 4 pm. Between 4.15 and 5pm all dummies will be displayed to be seen by all the Reviewers invited to our event.

Thanks to our sponsor, Zakład Poligraficzny Łuczak & Moś, the best photobook dummy will be rewarded with the prize- 1000PLN, to be used in the Zakład Poligraficzny Łuczak & Moś. The winner will be announced on Saturday, 3 September, at 6.30pm in BWA WROCŁAW (ul. Wita Stwosza 32, Wrocław).

Take a look at our amazing team of Reviewers:

1. Patricia Almeida (GHOST Editions, PT) –
2. Arianna Arcara & Luca Santesi (Cesura Lab, IT) –
3. Remi Faucheux (RVB Books, FR) –
4. Jason Fulford – (J&L Books, USA) –
5. Marcin Grabowiecki (Innocent Curiosity. Photobook Reviews, PL) –
6. Hester Keijser (curator, ND) –
7. Volkan Kiziltunc (Istanbul Photobook Festival, TR) –
8. Matt Martin (The Photocopy Club, UK) –
9. Marta Szymańska (Archeologia Fotografii, PL) –
10. Willem Van Zoetendaal (Van Zoetendaal Publishers, NL) –

You can still join the event and book your single slot, for just 50 PLN! Find out, if your Reviewer is still available:

Patrícia Almeida

Patrícia Almeida is a photographer and co-founder of GHOST Editions together with David-Alexandre Guéniot. She lives and works in Lisbon. She graduated in History at Nova University (F.C.S.H) in Lisbon and Photography at Goldsmiths College in London. She is interested in photog-raphy as a language and a territory of research and artistic creation. Her exhibitions frequently take the shape of installations working with various means of image production: photographic prints, artist books, posters, billboards, newspapers, videos or projected image. Her projects often start as books or artist publications, an important aspect of her work. In 2009 she was nominated for the Portuguese contemporary art prize Besphoto for her exhibition and book project ‚Portobello’. She is, since 2003, a member of POC/Piece of Cake, a network of European and North American artists working with photography and video.

Arianna Arcara & Luca Santese

Arianna Arcara (1984) and Luca Santese (1985) were born and raised in Milan. Arianna Arcara studied at the European Institute of Design/Milan and at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design while Luca Santese at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera/Milan. In 2008 they founded with Luca Baioni, Gabriele Micalizzi, Andy Rocchelli and Alessandro Sala the group Cesura. Cesura is a group of photographers who represents projects. The central idea is to create a strong, independent group capable of producing quality and research in photography. In 2009 Arianna and Luca work together on the project Found Photos in Detroit. The final work is exhibited in 2010 at the Le Bal Space/Paris. Followed exposures at Kulturhuset/Stockholm, OGR/Turin and at the MOCP/Chicago. In 2011 they published the book Found Photos in Detroit that was selected five times as one of the ten best photo books of the year by Gerry Badger, Michael Kominek, Erik Kessels, John Gossage and Philippe Azoury. In 2013, the book won the Art Book Wanted International Award. In 2014 the book was selected by Martin Parr and Garry Badger for the series: Photobook: A History Vol III, which gathers the best 200 photo books after the Second World War. Their work has been pub-lished in several national and international magazines including: Le Monde, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, Stern, Wall street Journal, Guardian, Der Spiegel, Espresso. Their projects have been exhibited at: Le Bal Space/Paris, Kulturhuset/Stockolm, OGR/Turin, MoCP/Chicago, Galleria Giacomo Guidi/Roma, La triennale/Milano, Spazio Forma/Milano, Clark House Gallery/Mumbai, Artissi-ma/Turin, Nuit de L’Annee/Arles, Fotografia Europea/Reggio Emilia, Format Festival/UK.

Rémi Faucheux

Remi Faucheux is a graphic designer and publisher. He co-founded the independent publishing house RVB BOOKS in 2011. He has published books by Erik Kessels, Óscar Monzón, Thomas Mailaender, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine, Augustin Rebetez, Tomoko Sawada, Stéphanie Solinas, Penelope Umbrico, among Others. RVB BOOKS receive the Paris Pho-to Aperture First Book Award 2013 with “Karma” by Óscar Monzón, the PhotoEspana Best Inter-national Photobook 2015 and the Paris Photo Aperture Book of the Year Award 2015 with “Illus-trated People” by Thomas Mailaender. He is teaching at ECAL (Lausanne).

Jason Fulford

Jason Fulford is a photographer and co-founder of J&L Books. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, and a contributing editor to Blind Spot. He is a frequent lecturer at universities, and has led workshops across the United States, in Japan, Italy, Poland, The Netherlands, Germany and Spain. His mono-graphs include Sunbird (Bird Entertainment, 2000), Crushed (J&L Books, 2003), Raising Frogs for $$$ (The Ice Plant, 2006), The Mushroom Collector (The Soon Institute, 2010), Hotel Oracle (The Soon Institute, 2013), and Contains: 3 Books (The Soon Institute, 2016). He is co-author with Tamara Shopsin of the photobook for children, This Equals That (Aperture, 2014), and co-editor with Gregory Halpern of The Photographer’s Playbook (Aperture, 2014).

Marcin Grabowiecki

Marcin Grabowiecki – photographer, journalist, lecturer, fan of archives and photobooks. Graduate of Institute of Creative Photography, Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic (2014), received Ministry of Culture and National Heritage scholarship (2010), winner of the photobook dummy competition organized by Czytelnia Sztuki (2012). Co-author of ‚Private Property’ photobook (2012), author of ‚Babie Lato’ (2013). Founder of the Innocent Curiosity blog, dedicated to the subject of contemporary photobook.

Hester Keijser

Based in The Hague, Hester Keijser is an independent curator and author specialized in contempo-rary photography. She frequently collaborates with international organizations in the field of pho-tography. From 2009-2013, she developed exhibitions for The Empty Quarter gallery in Dubai, and was creative director of East Wing, a platform for photography based in Qatar. Stead Bureau main-tains a strong commitment to emerging photographic practices from the MENASA region. Since 2006, she has kept an online journal on photography, publishing as Mrs. Deane, and manages The Independent Photo Book blog, a self-publishing free zone. In partnership with LhGWR, she organ-izes and leads the Book Case Study, a lecture and workshop program on the making and publishing of photo books.

Volkan Kızıltunç

Volkan Kızıltunç was born in Ankara in 1976. After studying archeology in Istanbul University he had studied photography at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and graduated in 2005. He took part to several photography and art projects like “ Young Talents in Turkish Photography”, “ Last & Lost: An Atlas of Diseppearing Europe”, “Middle Town: Picturing the Unspectacular” and “Mamut Art Project”. In 2013 he’s selected as the 2013 Turkish Winner of ESSL ART AWARD Central & Eastern Europe. In 2015 he won Akbank Contemporary Artists Prize with his video work ” Typolo-gies of Memories”. He’s exhibited in several international platforms like Torun Centre of Contem-porary Art & TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art, Poland, Passau Museum of Modern Art Ger-many, ESSL Contemporary Art Museum, Austria, Teleglion Foundation of Contemporary Art, Greece, The MAS Museum, Belgium, Detroit Center of Contemporary Photography, USA and El-giz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul. Since 2009 he’s been working as a research assistant in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Photography and FUAM. He’s doing photog-raphy and video projects and living in Istanbul. Volkan Kızıltunç is a co-founder of TOZ Artist Run Space which had established in 2015.

Matt Martin

Matt Martin is a Photographer, Curator and Publisher based in London. Working with DIY photo-graphic culture, Matt has been curating and running DIY galleries within the UK since 2011. Matt has been a self publisher of his own photography since 2005 and set up his zine press in 2011 through his project The Photocopy Club. Since then he has published over 100 titles for photogra-phers around the world. Since 2011 Matt has curated over 50 exhibitions within the UK and abroad and been part of numerous photographic festivals.

Marta Szymańska

Vice-chairman of Archeology of Photography Foundation. In 2005 – 2014 she co-created Fo-tofestiwal- International Photography Festival in Łódź, for 4 years she was working there as pro-gram director. The author of the, website collecting information about the most important photography grants, competitions and residencies. She cooperates with Sputnik Photos Collective, helping with international promotion of the group. She used to be a coordinator of the international Photo Festival Union and chef editor of the first edition of Photopoland, the pro-ject promoting contemporary polish photographers. Reviewer during international portfolio reviews and jury of numerous competitons. Received the Ministry of Culture scholarship.

Willem van Zoetendaal

Willem van Zoetendaal (born The Hague, 1950) is a graphic designer who has been produc-ing photography books since the early nineties. In 1994 he started publishing his own books, first under the name of Basalt (in collaboration with Frido Troost) and then under the name of Van Zoetendaal Publishers. In the same period, Van Zoetendaal curated photography exhibitions in the Netherlands, Italy, France, Korea and others. Additionally, Van Zoetendaal has been active as a gallery owner for contemporary photography from 2000 until 2014. In 2014 he changed his gallery space into a studio to develop his own art projects, art books and installations. In 2008 the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag acquired his photography collection (consisting of more than 1200 photos) that he had built up during his period as director of the photography department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in the nineties. The collection included early works from now re-nowned Dutch photographers/artists as well as striking photos from anonymous photographers (found footage). Van Zoetendaal considers his books as spacious constructions and he has been extremely influential in terms of the selection and montage of the content of the books, enabling a rhythmic melody to be formed in unison with the design. Van Zoetendaal considers that photog-raphy in print must be optimally lithographed and printed so that it ‘becomes a new form of vin-tage.’ For him, the photo book is an art form in its own right. Together with Noshka van der Lely, Van Zoetendaal manages the estate of the filmmaker/photographer Johan van der Keuken and the photo archive of former studio photographer Lee To Sang.

BARBARA: information point / café / culture
8c Świdnicka Street

Friday, 2.09.2016
10:00 – 16:00

Project coordinator:
Grażyna Siedlecka
575 871 252

Co-organizer of the event:
Fresh From Poland

About exhibition (PDF)