For a short time the Centre for Contemporary Photography will host the 50 Photobooks shortlisted for the Kassel FotobookFestival Photobook Award.

The books on display are available to pick up, hold and flick through.

Sources from all around the world, the examples on display are all ‘Dummy’ books – one offs, handmade, single editions made specifically for this competition. This is the only time these books will be seen in Australia. Since 2010, the Kassel Fotobook Festival has been inviting photographers worldwide to take part in its Kassel Dummy Award. Thousands of photobook dummies have been submitted from all around the world during this time,  and hundreds of the shortlisted books have been exhibited internationally at photography events, festivals and exhibition spaces. Through the award, participating photographers have expanded their networks with galleries, publishers and festivals, finding opportunities to present their books to global audiences.

The 2023 Kassel Fotobook Dummy Award display opened on 11 August and will remain on display until 26 August. Click here for more information.