Deadline for submissions: 18 February 2019

FOTO WIEN invites photographers, artists and publishers to submit photo books published within the last two years (2017–2019) for the festival’s Photo Book exhibition and Photo Book Award 2019. Be it handmade book dummies, outstanding exhibition catalogues, self-published publications, books from established publishing houses, or zines – the best photo books of the past two years will be presented at the FOTO WIEN festival headquarters. Outstanding publications will be selected from among all entries, and will be on display at the FOTO WIEN festival headquarters from 21 March to 6 April 2019.

An international jury will select three winners from among the photo books shown in the exhibition. The first place will be awarded a prize money of 1,500 euros, the second and third place 750 euros each. The prize is sponsored by Galerie OstLicht, Vienna, and the books will be added to OstLicht’s publicly accessible photo book collection after the exhibition.

Teun van der Heijden, Heijdens Karwei, Amsterdam (
Verena Kaspar-Eisert, KUNST HAUS WIEN, Wien (
Michael Kollmann, WestLicht/OstLicht, Wien (,

Photographers, artists, publishers and institutions can submit their publications, whether self-published or published by a publisher (photo books, photo book dummies, handmade zines, exhibition catalogues). The submitted books must have been published within the last two years (2017, 2018 or 2019).

Photo books can be sent to the address given below until 18 February 2019.
Please do not forget to provide your contact details (address, email, telephone).
Postal address: Kunst Haus Wien GmbH, attn. FOTO WIEN Photo book, Untere Weißgerberstraße 13, 1030 Vienna

Publications will not be returned. Following the exhibition, all photo books will be transferred to the library of Galerie OstLicht in Vienna. Participants will be notified of their selection for the exhibition by the end of February 2019.