Photobook Week Aarhus 2019

3 – 6 October 2019

Photobook Week Aarhus 2019 examined the theme “Flatness”, both in a metaphorical and in a literal sense. One of our key shows in this framework was New Topographics in Photobooks, curated by Thomas Wiegand. It featured selected works of the main participants of the legendary exhibition New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape and its lasting effect on landscape photography, as well as reactions and parallels especially from Germany. Other exhibitions questioned the seemingly flat surface of the book: Book objects, leporello books, foldable maps and other techniques that defy the flatness of the page, were in the center of our attention.

The festival’s regional theme was Chilean and Swedish photobooks. Another highlight was Asia 8, featuring the winners of the Steidl Book Award in collaboration with the Singapore International Photo Festival. The Rebellious Photobook, curated by Jose Luis Neves (watch his talk at PWA15), was a small showcase of books that attempted to deconstruct the inherent ‘flatness’ of the page, either by subverting the reading process or exploring the material orthodoxy of the codex.

Other important exhibitions featured Lasse Krog Møller’s oeuvre at the Aros Museum and Stijn Van der Linden’s brand new essay on the concave city corner, at Dokk1 Library. Of course, we showed the Kassel Dummies again, and enjoyed talks about the past and present of the photobook medium. Our speakers this year included specialists such as Reinhard Matz, Irina Chmyreva, Niclas Östlind, Luis Weinstein, and Tatiana Sardá.

Thank you for your support!

Beer and chocolate at the Open Book Market were kindly sponsored by Fur Bryghus and Simply Chocolate. A special thank you to the participating book sellers and publishers Disco Bay, bt:st Verlag, Blankt Papir Press, Fragment, Galleri Image, NW Gallery Cph, Bladr, Wunderbuch, Roulette Russe, Book Lab.


This was PWA 2021!

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Photobook Week Aarhus 2020
1 — 4 Oct


PWA 2020 Focus on Africa.
Curated by John Fleetwood.

Jansen-van-Staden, Untitled 1, from the series Microlight, 2018


Open Book Market
Oct 4, 2020

Meet publishers and their books from around the world
at the Aarhus School of Architecture


PWA 2020
Focus on Nordic Countries
Norwegian Photobooks

Sara Skorgan Teigen “Fractal State of Being” published by Journal, 2014

Watch Lars Blunck’s Keynote Speech for PWA and connect to our Life Streaming

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Yes, this year, everything is different.…

Video on Contemporary photobooks from Chile

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Video on Lasse Krog Møller at Aros

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Lasse Krog Møller Exhibition extended!

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The exhibition Twentysix artist’s books —some…

Asia 8 at Galleri Image

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Asian Photobooks at PWA 2019! Since…

Coffee with publishers at the Open Book Market!

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Photobook Week Aarhus and Art Weekend Aarhus joins forces

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New Topographics in Photobooks

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In relation to the overall theme…

Stijn Van der Linden: an essay on the concave city corner

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Last year an international jury of…

Tentative Programme of PWA 2019

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We are happy to present the…

Come and join us at our Open Book Market! 06.10.2019

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For the third time Photobook Week…

Keynote Speech for PWA 2019 will be held by Irina Chmyreva

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The keynote Speech for this year's…

Grethe Grathwol’s work shown at PWA 2019

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Grethe Grathwol: Organisings. Photography and Photobooks…

10th KASSEL DUMMY AWARD featured at PWA 2019

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As in previous years, Photobook Week…

The Rebellious Photobook, curated by José Luís Neves for PWA 2019

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Taking into consideration the history of…

Danish artist Lasse Krog Møller featured at PWA 2019

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Twentysix artist’s books —some of them can…

Printing Stijn Van der Linden’s essay on the concave city corner

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While you are reading this, the…

Northern photobooks series at PWA19. This year: Sweden

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Niclas Östlind, curator of the exhibition PUBLISHED.…

A (re-)vision of Chilean Photobooks at PWA19

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Chilean photobooks (re-)visited by Tatiana Sardá…

PWA 2019 will be dedicated to the theme “Flatness”

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PWA 2019 will feature ”Flatness”, a…

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