Open Call: FOTO WIEN – Photobook Exhibition & Photobook Award 2022


The Open Call for the Photobook Exhibition and Photobook Award is extended.

Due to the Covid-19 developments, FOTO WIEN 2021 and with it the Photobook Exhibition and the Photobook Award have been postponed to 2022. To take into account the books that have been published in the course of the last year, FOTO WIEN in cooperation with OstLicht. Galerie für Fotografie once again invites photographers, artists and publishers to submit their photobooks published in 2021 for the exhibition. All books originally submitted for FOTO WIEN 2021 will now be taken into consideration for the Photobook Exhibition and Photobook Award 2022.

From among all submissions outstanding publications will be selected for the Photobook Exhibition, which will be on display at the FOTO WIEN Festival Centre from 9 to 27 MARCH 2022. From the photobooks shown in the exhibition, the jury will select the winners for the FOTO WIEN Photobook Award 2022. 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 2022 is sponsored by OstLicht. Galerie für Fotografie.

Jury FOTO WIEN Photobook Award 2022

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

Conditions of participation

Photographers, artists, publishers and institutions can submit their photo books published in 2021, whether released by a publishing house or self-published, whether photo book dummies, handmade zines, exhibition publications or exceptional artists’ books. There are no restrictions on the subject matter, format, or print run of the publications submitted. It is important that it is a photo book, which means that the medium of photography is primary in the publication.

Until 7 JANUARY 2022 photo books can be submitted by mail (postmark), please do not forget the contact address (address, e-mail, phone number).

Postal address
attn. FOTO WIEN Photobook
Untere Weissgerberstraße 29
A-1030 Vienna, Austria

The submitted publications will not be returned. Following the exhibition, all photobooks will be transferred to the publicly accessible photobook collection at the library of OstLicht Gallery. We will inform about participation in the exhibition by the end of January 2022.