The Fotobookfestival Kassel founded by Dieter Neubert was again for its seventh edition the international annual forum of photography books, from June 4th to 7th 2015. A long sunny weekend full of artist talks and experts lectures, book exhibitions, publishers and booksellers showcasing their most recent books, portfolio reviews and awards…
The 7th Fotobookfestival Kassel has been curated under the motto : PARR BOOKS / IBERIAN BOOKS / FRESH BOOKS. An exciting and surprising program surrounded by an especially friendly atmosphere as in Kassel the festival visitors are wandering in one single venue during the day : the documenta-Halle. This allows a lot of meetings and discussions between the visitors, experts and artists.
The opening day on June 4th was the occasion of some Book+Portfolio Reviews cessions by international experts and an intensive workshop called « Emergency Room » animated by Markus Schaden, Wolfgang Zurborn and Frederic Lezmi on how to finalize a dummy photobook.
After Daido Moriyama in 2013, the special festival guest of this year was the man who has contributed the most to photobook : Martin Parr.