winner of the Images Vevey Book award 2015/2016 © Laia Abril / INSTITUTE
About Images Vevey Book Award
Under the umbrella of Images Vevey, the Images Vevey Book Award is a competition that aims to finance the production of an original book by June 2018, which will be presented at Festival Images Vevey 2018. It supports the creation of a book project that showcases an optimal and original balance between publication format and photographic content. It provides a financial contribution that seeks to encourage artists to take risks and to innovate in order for them to develop a suitable and sophisticated publication format for their photography project.
Images Vevey expects participants to show creativity and originality, both in how they address an issue and in how they design their book project.
The award grants the winner the indivisible sum of CHF 10,000 (approx. EUR 9,000) for the production of an original photography book, which must be carried out in consultation with Images Vevey.
Swiss-American artist Christian Marclay, whose approach is marked by a singular and consistant use of photography, will preside over the Jury of the Grand Prix Images Vevey and the Images Vevey Book Award, featuring:
Simon Baker, Senior Curator, International Art (Photography), Tate London
Lars Boering, Managing Director, World Press Photo Amsterdam
Darius Himes, International Head of Photographs, Christie’s, New York
Luce Lebart, Director of the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.
- 1st step: online submission
- 2nd step: book dummy submission (if among nominated projects)
Open to all artists and professional and student photographers, the Images Vevey Book Award grants the winner the indivisible sum of CHF 10,000 (approx. EUR 9,000) for the production of an original photography book, which must be carried out in consultation with Images Vevey.
The five-stage process of Images Vevey Book Award
1. Applicants fill in an online form and pay a EUR 35 fee.
2. At the end of the first phase, a jury pre-selects at least 15 projects.
3. The nominated artists send in their book-dummy by mail.
4. The Jury selects the winning project by the end of April.
5. The winner has one year to publish his/her book and present it at the following Festival Images.