Nordic PhotoBook Award 2024: Call for submissions

Fotogalleriet relaunches the Nordic PhotoBook Award in a renewed format to support novel, radical, and cutting-edge approaches to the photobook format that rethinks the need for publishing today. The prize aims to support the production of a fully-fledged book that takes a radical approach in this critical historical time. 

Submissions are accepted from professionals based on the Norwegian territory, Norwegian citizens, or practitioners connected to Norwegian and Sámi artists and photographers. We don’t expect an entirely conceived dummy for a photobook but a project proposal for a book of photography that is advanced enough to discuss with a publisher the book publication, and some of its material. We welcome submissions that argue for the need to publish a book in multiples of 250, 500, 1,000, or more (depending on the project and within the scope of the production budget) and the need for its relevance today. We prioritize the proposal concerning material that has already been collected for book publication, digitized or adequately archived, and ready for publication. The material may have been produced during the last year, a decade, or several decades back, but for different reasons, it never found publication. We look at the concept of the new as something that may not have seen appreciation or a proper understanding in its time and awaits publication due to its relevance today.

The value of the prize consists of kr 200,000 (approx. 17,000 € or 18,000 $), which will be channeled toward the production, distribution, and promotion of the work. The award is open to professionals using photography, proposing the book publishing as a form and a project that has not been published before. In exceptional cases, and given proper argumentation, the jury will consider proposals for books that have previously been printed but need to find a new publication. The jury will pay special attention to content-driven, experimental, and innovative editorial recommendations.

For more information and to apply please go to the direct link.