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Do you want to have your photobook dummy published and distributed to an international audience?
Landskrona Foto & Breadfield Dummy Award aims to showcase the work of notable artists and designers from around the world and to give them a chance to realise and publish their photobook dummy.
The Dummy Award gives the winning artist an entry into the international photography industry. The jury consists of internationally renowned artists and curators. Among the previous jurors are Gerry Johansson (artist), Anna Fox (artist), Cristina de Middel (artist), Moritz Neumüller (curator) and Elizabeth Avedon (curator & designer).
During Landskrona Foto Festival 2020, the winner of the Landskrona Foto & Breadfield Dummy Award will be presented and is invited to make a public presentation of their photobook project.
The winner will have their book project published by Breadfield Press and Landskrona Foto during 2021.
Landskrona Foto and Breadfield Dummy Award was arranged for the first time during Landskrona Festival 2015.
Pietro Paolini, Buscando a Bolívar, winner 2018
Paolini, born in Florens 1981, graduated from Fondazione Studio Marangoni 2005. In 2006 he and three other photographers founded Terraproject, a collective that documents social and geographical issues in Italy. The work of Pietro Paolini have been exhibited both in Italy and abroad and he has among other rewards, also received a price within World Press Photo 2012.
2015: Meral Güler & Dan Porter, You would be earth.
2016: Duccio Doretti, A lit candle lit the following and other
coincidences on existence.
2017: Gloria Oyarzabal, Picnos Tshombé.
2018: Pietro Paolini, Buscando a Bolívar.
Gloria Oyarzabal, winner 2017:
“When I won the Landskrona & Breadfield Dummy Award in 2017 with my project “The Picnolepsy of Tshombé” I could never in my life have imagined the doors that would eventually open before me, the international recognition of my work that I would entail and the push to my professional career that happened after.
I started working immediately with excellent professionals, and was always very well accompanied during the “polishing” process of the future photobook. My project dealt with a complex and sensitive subject and not only the form but also the content had to be well defined. There were small important details… even the title changed to “Picnos Tshombé”.
From that moment on, the project continued to be exhibited internationally, now with the surety that comes from having won an award with as much recognition as that of Landskrona Foto Festival. Once the book was published and presented in Arles (France) I continued to gain recognition in other photography festivals, reaching with the photobook as far as Latin America! International bookshops and in my country (Spain) specialized in photobooks (or not) were interested in selling my book….. That’s exactly what I wanted!! Having my project going as far as possible and reachable to as many people as possible.
From that moment I gained confidence in my work, producing with firmness, perseverance and activism, leading me to my next project that has been recognized by several awards, including Images Vevey Photobook Award that will allow me to publish my second photobook next year.
When you decide that your project is susceptible to be extended to book format, the best thing that can happen to you is to produce it by the hand of a good editor, designer, preprinter and print house,… but the best thing is to feel protected by the professionalism, the renown and the solidity of a good prize from a good festival and good publishing house. A luxury!!!
To be endorsed by the recognition that this prize has given me has launched me into a wide and interesting world, has given me an international “visiting card” and has given me a name.