Photobook Week Aarhus 2018


Free events at the Aarhus School of Architecture, Galleri Image, Aros Aarhus Art Museum, Dokk1 and Verpan Design Store.

18:00: Keynote Speech by Gerry Badger

Writer, critic, photographer, collector, architect, curator. Gerry Badger is a man of many talents, and many years of experience in the field of photography and book-making. It is our great pleasure to have him as a keynote speaker this year.

18:45: Presentation of the three finalists of the first PWA Dummy Award

Stijn van der Linden, Jens Schwarz, and Kensaku Seki will shortly present their projects to the jury and the general public. 

19:30: PWA 2018 Opening

Location: Aarhus School of Architecture

Morning sessions, at Aarhus School of Architecture.

10 – 11:00: David Solo: About finding, researching and buying photobooks online.
In conversation with Moritz Neumüller.

11:30 – 12:30: Harvey Benge: The Photobook Scene in New Zealand.


Afternoon at the Aros Art Museum

14:30 Exhibition Openings: 

The ARoS Collection, ARoS Library, level 6  and Krass Clement: PhotobooksARoS Public, level 3.

15:00:  Conversation: Artist’s Books and Books on Art

Curator Anne Elisabeth Toft in conversation with author and historian of ideas Lars Morell on The ARoS Collection, the library and the collection as a work of art.
Venue: ARoS Salon, level 3

16:00:  Conversation: Krass Clement

Curator Anne Elisabeth Toft in conversation with photographer and author Gerry Badger (co-editor of The Photobook: A History, vol. 1-3) on Krass Clement’s photography, photographic narratives and photobooks.
Venue: ARoS Salon, level 3

Evening at Verpan shop and Galleri Image

17:30: Presentation: Plethora Magazine

Editor-in-chief of Plethora Magazine, Peter Steffensen, will give insights into the concept and production process of this unique fine art print magazine.

Venue: Verpan designshop

18:30: Presentation: Anaïs López, The Migrant

In ‘The Migrant’ Anaïs López tells the history of Javan Mynah. How he was once brought from Java for his singing talent and later ended up in London, where he got homesick and couldn’t sing anymore. A time of relocations and eventually years of persecution followed. ‘The Migrant’ is a story about a bird’s remarkable life course, a story about how we deal with animals, the city’s makeability and our attempt to shape an ideal society. At the same time, the story is a metaphor for our relationship with ‘the migrant’, using audio, video, text and photography.

Venue: Galleri Image

Morning sessions at Aarhus School of Architecture

10 – 11:15: Focus on Nordic Photobooks

This year, Lithuania, by Gintaras Česonis and Viktorija Mašanauskaitė (Kaunas Photography Gallery) and from Latvia, by Evita Goze from Self Publish Riga.
Venue: Aarhus School of Architecture.

11:30 – 12:30: Daria Tuminas: UNSEEN Photobook Market.

Venue: Aarhus School of Architecture.


Afternoon at Dokk1 Library and Aarhus School of Architecture

14:00: PWA Dummy Award Ceremony at Dokk1

During the festival, three finalists will present their dummies to a jury, who will pick a winner. The winning book will be published by PWA in collaboration with Kvadrat and the Reflektor platform, and will distributed by Idea Books, Amsterdam, in a media partnership with European Photography.  


Alena Zandarova, Alessandra Carosi, Alice Garrett-Jones, Arturo Soto, Chris Plytas, Eoin Moylan, Gustaf Brooms, Hari Katragadda, Hiro Tanaka, Hyungsik Kim, Jens Schwarz, Kensaku Seki, Marjin J. Kuijper, Simon Roberts, Sofie Amalie Klougart, Stijn van der Linden, Toni Amengual, and Yannis Karpouzis


Stijn van der Linden, Jens Schwarz, Kensaku Seki

The ceremony we will be followed by a reception to celebrate the finalists and the winner, at the Dokk1 Library.

16:30: Panel discussion: The Virtual and The Physical

Architects, photo theorists and photographers discuss the implications the digital paradigm shift in society creates for architecture and its representation.
The panel: Director of Galleri Image Beate Cegielska, visual artist Jesper Rasmussen, architect and photographer, Frederik Pedersen, photographer Michel Huneault, and architect and writer Kasper Lægring. Moderators: Claus Peder Pedersen and Anne Elisabeth Toft.

Location: Aarhus School of Architecture



11.00 – 17.00: Open book market

Publishers’ presentations and presentation of books

Location: Aarhus School of Architecture.

11:30 Presentations

Another Sense of Place
Artist talk and book presentation by Jesper Rasmussen on Another Sense of Place.
Danish visual artist Jesper Rasmussen talks about his artistic project and his digitally processed photos of architecture. Based on the photobook Another Sense of Place, from 2013, topics such as documentation and staging, memory, recognition, alienation, presence and absence are discussed.

Arko Datto: ‘Pik-Nik’
“In a land where the fleeting months of December to February offer the only time to ‘enjoy’ the otherwise unbearable tropical sun, picnicking is a winter’s pastime that is taken very seriously”. Arko Datto, a Calcutta-based artist  represented by East Wing Gallery, will present his book, ‘Pik-Nik’, an exploration of the picnic phenomenon in eastern India. He will also speak about MANNEQUIN, published by L’Artiere, France/Italy, to be launched at UNSEEN Festival, Amsterdam.

Thomas Wiegand: Sneak preview on a possible exhibition on New Topography
Presentation of an idea for an exhibition at PWA 2019, on the New Topographic Movement in book form.

Niels Dejgaard: Danish Photo Books 1839-2015 – A Bibliography
Presentation of the 2018 publication on Danish photobooks: Danish Photo Books 1839-2015 – A Bibliography. The book gives the first complete overview of Danish photobooks, journals and exhibition catalogues. It describes approximately 2900 titles and gives a broad insight into Danish photography.

This presentation will be accompanied by a reception to celebrate the publication of Danish Photo Books 1839-2015


14:00 Presentations

Andreas Oetker-Kast: Tamar, Where Are You?
A book project on Georgia, initiated by the German photographer Andreas Oetker-Kast. His work is supplemented by the stories of Georgian photographers and writers, thus allowing for a juxtaposition of inside versus outside views of the country.

Reflektor Platform
Reflektor is a label that places self-produced photography books under a common name and offers them a „home“. Reflektor sees itself as a community of committed photographers from all photographic genres and photographic endeavours.

Parallel Atlas
PARALLEL is a platform that brings together creative European organisations committed to promoting cross-cultural exchanges and mentorships in order to set new standards in contemporary photography. Members include museums, galleries, cultural centres, festivals, art schools and publishers from 16 European countries. Parallel will present its catalogs and the Atlas publication at PWA, kindly supported by the Portuguese Embassy in Copenhagen.

Book Launch

Selected Works on Blindness by Kristina Steinbock. This book is a collection of works on blindness with an introduction by the blind writer and literary theorist Piet Devos. The project challenges the common knowledge of blindness through works of cinematic, tactile, photographic, auditive and performative expressions.


This year, Photobook Week Aarhus offers five locations:
Aarhus School of Architecture, Galleri Image, Aros Aarhus Art Museum, Dokk1 and Verpan Design Store.

Aarhus School of Architecture – Main Venue
Nørreport 20, Aarhus
On View: exhibition of Gerry Badger’ books and photographs, New Zealand Photobooks, Kassel Dummy Award, Nordic Dummy Award, Lithuanian and Latvian photo books and zines, The Cave / Virtual Reality
Thu to Sun 10.00 -17.00
Note: exhibition hours after PWA weekend
Mon-Tue-Thu 10 – 16.00
Wed 10.00 – 18.00, Fri 10.00 – 15.00

Galleri Image
Vestergade 29, Aarhus
On View:The Migrant by Anaïs López
Tuesday-Sunday 13.00 – 17.00

Hack Kampmanns Pl. 2, 8000 Aarhus
On view: Photobook Week Aarhus Dummy Award
Monday-Friday 8.00 – 10.00
Saturday-Sunday 10.00 – 16.00

ARoS Kunstmuseum/ARoS Aarhus Art Museum
ARoS Allé 2, Aarhus
On view: The ARoS Collection and Krass Clement: Photobooks
Tuesday-Sunday 10.00 – 17.00
Wednesday 10.00 – 22.00

Vestergade 8, Aarhus
On view:
Plethora Magazine
Tuesday-Thursday 10 am-5.30pm
Friday 10.00 – 18.00
Saturday 10.00 – 15.00

All events are free 

and everyone is welcome.