Fotobus Library Award
Opens22 Jan 2024
Deadline15 Mar 2024
- Topics Awards, Photobooks
The Fotobus Library Award honors the best photo books of the year. All publishers and bookmakers worldwide are invited to submit.
The winning photo book of the Fotobus Library Award and the 20 shortlisted photo books will be publicly exhibited at the Fotobus during the Rencontres d’Arles and Polycopies festivals in 2024. For the inaugural edition of the Fotobus Library Award all photo books that were published between March 2021 and March 2024 in an edition of at least 100 copies are eligible.
All publishers and bookmakers worldwide are eligible to participate in the Fotobus Library Award. There is no limit to the number of books that each publisher or bookmaker can submit. One copy of each book must arrive together with the submission form via postal mail in Hannover, Germany by March 15th 2024. Self published books are eligible as long as they were produced in a print run of at least 100 copies. Unpublished book dummies, artist books and books featuring AI-generated images are not accepted. The jury consists of a new generation of experts in the field of photo books and is selected from the 1,200 members of the Fotobus Society.
The fotobus project was initiated by Christoph Bangert, a German photojournalist, author, educator and certified busdriver. Bangert has extensively covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for The New York Times and other publications. He is the author of several books including, War Porn (Kehrer 2014) and Hello Camel (Kehrer 2016). He teaches photojournalism and documentary photography at universities and photo schools. He lives in Cologne together with his wife and their two daughters.