ViennaPhotoBookFestival is the meeting point for photo-book fans, experts, collectors, publishers, sellers of photo-books and photographers.

20- 21 June 2015 at AnkerBrot Fabrik, Vienna

Venues: Anzenberger Gallery, OstLicht. Galerie für Fotografie, Photon Gallery, Superar

Address: Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna, Austria

The ViennaPhotoBookFestival is Europe’s largest festival focusing on the photo book, initiated by Anzenberger Gallery and OstLicht. Gallery for Photography. Due to the festival’s cooperation with Photon Gallery and Superar, more than 1,000 m² is available for the 80 participating international booksellers.

Once again, a high-carat programme of events featuring lectures, con versations and panel discussions offers first-hand information on the subject of photo books.

For the third edition of the festival, we have managed to invite one of the most important protagonists of the photo book scene, the American star photographer William Klein, to give his first-ever lecture in Vienna. Klein’s distinctive black-and-white photography had a decisive influence on Japanese photo book culture during the 1960s and 1970s. Furthermore, today’s most sought-after photo book critic, Colin Pantall (UK) and the star publisher Michael Mack (UK) will impart some of their knowledge to an Austrian audience for the first time. Another programme focus this year is on the subject “Collecting Photo Books”. The prominent collectors Michel Auer (CH), Manfred Heiting (US), Gerry Badger (UK) and Andreas H. Bitesnich (AT) will participate in a panel discussion on this topic.

In addition, the following international guests will lecture on the subject of photo books: Olivia Arthur (a Magnum photographer who will speak about the project ‘Inge Morath – Danube Revisited’, UK), Nicolo Degiorgis (creator of the most successful book of 2014, ‘Hidden Islam’, IT) and Ania Nalecka (one of the leading photo book designers, PL).

With the ViennaPhotoBookReview, which had its successful launch last year and is continued this year, and given the participation of far more than twenty universities offering studies in photography all over Europe, the ViennaPhotoBookFestival has established itself as one of the most important settings for the discovery of young talent.

The familiar pleasant atmosphere including music, drinks and food welcomes you to the third edition of the ViennaPhotoBookFestival, a platform for contacts and sustainable cooperation with international publishers, artists, dealers, collectors and lovers of photo books, reaching far beyond the festival itself.

ViennaPhotoBookReview: 30 photographers will show their dummy books to 15 reviewers on June 19, 2015.