Photobook Week Aarhus celebrates its 4th edition in 2017 from September 21st to 24th.
This time, we will concentrate on Distribution and Markets. Using a regional axis, which maps the Scandinavian practice in the global context, we will discuss on themes related to publishing, distributing, buying, trading, and collecting the Photobook. There will also be a focus on the Landscape, which will include Architectural Practices, as well as an exhibition on Icelandic photobooks.
Keynote speaker will be Gerry Badger, lectures will be held by Katrin Elvarsdottir, Anne Elisabeth Toft, Tom Nielsen and Hein Heinsen, among many others.
The main hub of the festival is the School of Architecture, together with venues such as Galleri Image, and Aros Museum. In this edition, PWA will reach out to new publics, with an event called Design Night, and start a collaboration with UNSEEN Photobook Market in Amsterdam.
Of course, we continue to offer our Dummy Doctoring Workshop, the gallery talks, and the selection of shortlisted dummies from both the FotoBookFestival Kassel, and the Nordic Dummy Award. Local and international Booksellers will offer the best from their shelves for reasonable prices, and the workshop program will be continued.
As a special feature for Photobookweek Aarhus 2017, Thomas Wiegand will curate an exhibition on Michael Schmidt’s photobooks, to be shown at Aros Museum, and present the lecture “Collecting Photobooks: Schmidt & Company”.