FOCUS Photobook


The photo book plays a central role in photography. It is one of the most important analogue media for conveying photographic works and projects in a high-quality way. The exhibition will show the best photo books of the past three years, selected from all the submissions.

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Award ceremony


Photobook Award 2022

26 March 18:00

Awarded by

Peter Coeln, Galerie OstLicht and

Verena Kaspar-Eisert, FOTO WIEN

In cooperation with OstLicht. Galerie für Fotografie, FOTO WIEN presents the international FOTO WIEN Photobook Award for the second time. The prize money totalling 3,000 euros will be awarded to the three best photobooks since 2019.

The jury consists of Andreas Bitesnich, photographer and photo book collector, Verena Kaspar-Eisert, curator KUNST HAUS WIEN/FOTO WIEN and Michael Reitter-Kollmann, photo book curator of OstLicht.

Photobook Market

Photobook Market

25 - 27 March

For a whole weekend, the Photobook Market organised by FOTOHOF edition will once again be taking place at the festival headquarters. With selected publishers and photo bookshops, new releases, talks and book signings, everything revolves around photography in the form of books.

Framework programme

25 March

14:00– 15:00

Photo-Historical Research in Austria

Rainer Iglar in conversation with Dr. Monika Faber, Photoinstitut Bonartes


The Fotohof Archive as Exemplified by the Work on the Work of Wolf Suschitzky

Kurt Kaindl and Peter Schreiner in conversation


Reality Under Construction.

Lena Rosa Händle in conversation with Christina Natlacen

17:00– 17:30

Henry Rox. The Rediscovery of a Forgotten Man as Artistic Research

Michael Mauracher in conversation with Wolfgang Vollmer

26 March


REFLEKTOR Talk with Ângela Berlinde

Thomas Licek in conversation with Portuguesecurator: Portuguese curator and artist Ângela Berlinde about her photobook "Transa - Ballads of Çast Sun".

The book "Transa" was also part of a solo show opened in Portugal last year and is a deep immersion about the decolonization process and about the history of the relations between Portugal and Brazil.


Beyond the Margins: On Photobooks by Women.

Lectures and conversations, conceived by Vreni Hockenjos

16:00– 16:45


Katharina Gruzei in conversation with Nadine Barth


The Petunia Carnage.

Nadine Weixler in conversation with Klaus Pichler


FOTO WIEN Photobook Award 2022

Award ceremony

27. März

13:00– 13:30

FiLBooks & Fraglich Publishing – About Independent Publishing

Cemre Yesil Gönenli and Lukas Birk in conversation


Hydra | Independent Publishing Project: A Collaborative Model for the Creation of Photobooks in Mexico

Birgit Sattlecker in conversation with Ana Casas Broda (publisher Hydra)

15:00– 15:30


Reading and talk with Paul Albert Leitner and Sebastian Gansrigler (publisher of Auslöser) as part of the presentation of the photo magazine Auslöser.


FOTOHOF Talkshow

with Rainer Iglar, Michael Mauracher and Nadine Weixler Nadja Bournonville "A worm crossed the street", David Staretz "Odessa", Lilo Nein "Non-Representational Photography", Markus Krottendorfer "Terminal", Peter Schreiner "The Black Triangle", Helmut Kandl "Dance the Downfall with Me"