Call: Foto Wien / Ostlicht – Fotobuch-Ausstellung und den Photobook Award 2021


FOTO WIEN in cooperation with OstLicht. Galerie für Fotografie invites photographers, artists and publishers to submit photobooks published 2019–2021 for the festival’s photobook exhibition and Photobook Award 2021. The best photobooks of the last two years – ranging from books by established publishing houses to self-published titles, handmade book dummies, or zines – will be presented at FOTO WIEN. From among all submissions outstanding publications will be selected for the festival’s photobook exhibition, which will be on display at the FOTO WIEN festival headquarters from 10 to 28 March 2021.

For the FOTO WIEN Photobook Award 2021 a jury will select three winners from among the photobooks in the exhibition. The first place will be awarded a prize money of € 1,500.–, the second and third place will receive € 750.– each.

The FOTO WIEN Photobook Award 2021 is sponsored by OstLicht. Galerie für Fotografie.

Curators photobook exhibition

  • Sophie Haslinger, assistant curator KUNST HAUS WIEN
  • Michael Kollmann, photobook curator Fotomuseum WestLicht / OstLicht. Galerie für Fotografie

Jury FOTO WIEN Photobook Award 2021

  • Andreas Bitesnich, photographer and photobook collector
  • Verena Kaspar-Eisert, curator KUNST HAUS WIEN
  • Michael Kollmann, photobook curator Fotomuseum WestLicht / OstLicht. Galerie für Fotografie


Photographers, artists, publishers and institutions can submit photobooks published within the last two years (2019–2021). There are no restrictions regarding the subject matter, format or edition of submitted publications. Entries may be self-published or published by a publisher, ranging from exhibition catalogues and outstanding artist books to photo book dummies and handmade zines. However, only photobooks will be considered: the medium of photography must play a central role within the publication. Publications which have been produced or published in 2019, 2020, and 2021 are eligible.

Submission deadline
Photobooks can be submitted by post until 8 January 2021 (postmark).
Please do not forget to include your contact details (address, email, telephone number).

Postal address
attn. FOTO WIEN Photobook
Untere Weissgerberstraße 28, 1030 Vienna

Submitted publications will not be returned. Following the exhibition, all publications will be transferred to the publicly accessible photobook collection at the library of OstLicht gallery. Participants will be notified of their selection for the exhibition by the end of January 2021.

z. H. FOTO WIEN Fotobuch
Untere Weißgerberstraße 28, 1030 Wien