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8 FOTOBOOKFESTIVAL & ÉDITIONS BESSARD KASSEL / BEIJING 7 june — 03 july, 2016

8 FOTOBOOKFESTIVAL & ÉDITIONS BESSARD  KASSEL / BEIJING   7 june  —  03 july, 2016

Fotobookfestival Kassel & Éditions Bessard in Beijing
We are happy to announce the 8th Fotobookfestival Kassel as a special Kassel/Beijing edition in cooperation with Éditions Bessard, Paris. It will take place from 11 June until 3 July at the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre. The festival weekend, with presentations, workshops and lectures, will be from 11 to 12 June, the book exhibitions are from 11 June until 3 July.

Making the Photobook
Together with Éditions Bessard, we invited South African photographer Guy Tillim to continue his long-term city project work with a current portrait of Beijing. Guy Tillim will begin his work in Beijing from mid-May 2016 and will finally realize the book in China with Pierre Bessard and the book designer SYB from The Hague. The work and book will then be presented on Saturday 11 June at the opening of the Fotobookfestival Kassel/Beijing.

Designing the Photobook
Sybren Kuiper (SYB) is one of the most important photobook designers today. He has designed outstanding books for Cuny Janssen, Viviane Sassen, Bertien van Manen, Carolyn Drake, Florian van Roekel, Rob Hornstra, Valerio Spada, Enrique Metinides, Niels Stomps, Laura El-Tantawi and many more. SYB will design the Beijing-book by Guy Tillim and will give a book design workshop and an overview of his work on the festival weekend.
The secong book design highlight will be the designing of another Beijing book from Éditions Bessard with photographs by Pieter Hugo, taken in 2014. Ramon Pez, the art director and designer from Spain will design Pieter Hugos book on-site. Ramon Pez designed award winning book highlights like The Afronauts by Christina de Middel, The Epilogue by Laia Abril and Ponte City by Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse. Beside the on-site book design of Pieter Hugos book, he will give a presentation about his work and a photobook design workshop.

Showing the Photobook
Three book exhibitions will highlight the latest book work by photographers from all around the world: the shortlisted book dummies for our Dummy Award 2016, the experts’ selection of the Best Photobooks 2015/2016, and all the photobooks designed by SYB.

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