‘Did You Know’, Bhopal Photo Book Wins Kassel Dummy Award

Fotobookfestival Kassel is a charitable foundation with an annual festival of works by established and emerging talents, publishers, designers, printers, curators and booksellers. The Kassel Dummy Award recognises the best unpublished photobook mock-up of the year.

Of the hundreds of entries, from 7 countries, a shortlist of 53 entries was selected with the overall winner being ‘Did You Know’ by Iris Janssens.

“Did you know? uses an innovative concept to show the long-term impacts of this human-made tragedy. This deeply touching book is edited and compiled so as to form a strong photographic document and a manifesto of political activism. By transforming the book into hundreds of flysheets picked up by the readers, the story spreads all over and the work helps to prevent the disaster being forgotten. Did you know? opens up new inspiring thoughts about the role of the photobook in art and society today. “

Markus Schaden, The PhotoBookMuseum, Cologne.

‘Did You Know’ will now be published by Kassel. Preview Here.

 

 

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We believe Dow must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.