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. 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 2015 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.


at AnzenbergerGallery / OstLicht. Galerie für Fotografie / Superar / Galerie Photon

Saturday, June 20, 2014, 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday, June 21, 2014, 10 am to 6 pm


SATURDAY, June 20, 2015

11:00 Colin Pantall – the British photobook critic about “Photobook Stories and my German Family Album”
12:00 Olivia Arthur – the Magnum photographer about her project “Inge Morath – Danube Revisited”
14:30 Andreas H. Bitesnich talks about “The Face of the City” – William Klein and his influence
15:30 Michel and Michelle Auer about “60 years of Photobook collecting”
16:30 American star photographer William Klein in dialogue with Gerry Badger
18:00 Collectors’ talk: Michel Auer, Andreas H. Bitesnich and Manfred Heiting; moderation: Gerry Badger
19:00 Award Ceremony ViennaPhotoBookAward 2015
20:00 Party – Drinks & Food & Music

SUNDAY, June 21, 2015

11:00 Nicolo Degiorgis about his book “Hidden Islam” – the most awarded and successful photobook of 2015
12:00 INTAC Walter Bergmoser and Peter Sramek “International Art Collaborations: Artists’ Books as Process”
14:00 Ania Nalecka – the award winning photobook designer from Poland about “Why make a Photobook”
15:00 Michael Mack “Only on Paper”


All lectures in English language

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