5th ViennaPhotoBookFestival

The event for photobook aficionados, collectors, publishers, photobook dealers, photographers and the curious public.

Organized by: AnzenbergerGallery and Ostlicht Gallery

Artistic Directors: Regina Maria Anzenberger and Michael Kollmann


Dates:             Saturday, 10 June 2017, 10 am – 8 pm and Sunday, 11 June 2017, 10 am -6 pm

Location:          Expedithalle, Brotfabrik Wien, Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna, Austria

The ViennaPhotoBookFestival will be celebrating its 5th anniversary on June 10 and 11, 2017 in a new location and, for the first time, with a print market! With its international and high-profile talks and lectures, photobook and print market, the Festival will once again serve as the photobook metropole this weekend.

In 2017, we are also pursuing our vision of a modern platform that allows publishers, antique dealers, independent publishers, photographers, and students to network. In order to properly celebrate the photobook medium, we have compiled a very special program for this anniversary year,
which includes the following guests:
– MAGNUM legend Bruce Davidson
– The editors of The Photobook: A History: MAGNUM photographer Martin Parr and critic Gerry Badger
– Critic Hans-Michael Koetzle
– Russian photographer Nikolay Bakharev
– archipelago founder Magali Avezou
– Danish photographer Krass Clement
– Swiss photographer René Groebli
– Australian photobook expert Doug Spowart
– Photographer and winner of the 2016 ViennaPhotoBookAward Francesca Catastini


For its 5th anniversary, the ViennaPhotoBookFestival is moving to new quarters within the area of Brotfabrik Vienna. In the renovated and modernized 1200-m2 Expedithalle, the Festival will take place all on one level for the first time. Through the resulting additional space, the event will be expanded by another pillar: within the framework of the ViennaPhotoPrintMarket, photographers will get the opportunity to present and sell selected prints and editions for up to a maximum retail price of 500 euros.

In the 2017 ViennaPhotoBookReview, students and newcomers will also get the chance to present their photobook dummies to experts. The success of the review has been demonstrated in the countless publications that have evolved from it in recent years. The ViennaPhotoBookAward, worth 5,000 euros, will again make the publication of the winning photobook possible this year.

The 5th ViennaPhotoBookFestival is not only a feast for the eyes – the other senses will also be pampered. The ‚KANTINE in der brotfabrik’ and the newly opened ‚Kostbar’ in the Expedithalle will provide visitors with delicious food and refreshing drinks. With a fine DJ lineup, the ViennaPhotoBookFestival party will take place on Saturday night at the Kantine with food, drinks, and music.

The 4th ViennaPhotoBookReview
30 photographers will get the chance to show their photobook dummy to 15 experts on June 9, 2017.
For more information, please contact Erika Maria Angerer at: review@viennaphotobookfestival.com

The first ViennaPhotoPrintMarket
The PrintMarket has been conceptualized as a marketplace for affordable photo art. Photographers from all areas of artistic photography have been invited. The PrintMarket will offer photographers and artists the chance to present and sell signed prints directly to an interested public at a maximum price of 500 euros per print.