Tsundoku returns
with its special focus on books

The annual HALFTONE Print Fair returns for its sixth edition to The Library Project this Autumn. The fair is an initiative of PhotoIreland, hosted every year at The Library Project, bringing together artists working in disciplines whose output manifests in printed form, and to showcase the best photographic works. In addition to the many prints visitors will discover, HALFTONE proposes a dedicated space to another printed matter to be celebrated, the book; it is presented with the passion for accumulating more books than one can read that the Japanese call Tsundoku.

Artists are selected through invitation and an open call aimed at fine art printers, illustrators, designers, photographers and creatives alike, to be displayed saloon-style and sold at the Temple Bar venue The Library Project. The fair format aims to motivate collecting and to excite artworks sales, supporting the artists’ practice. Each year sees a high number of private and corporate sales, as well as sales to public collections.

Extending its celebration of the printed matter in this 6th edition, there is a new addition this year: Tsundoku, offering visitors two exclusive exhibitions presenting Kassel Dummy Award and Australia & New Zealand Photo Book Award.

The fair opens on Thursday 29th October, and runs until the 6th December, available online for browsing and purchasing, and at The Library Project by appointment only.


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Fotobook Festival Kassel Dummy Award

This year, a total of 395 Photobooks from 44 countries were sent in to the 2020 Kassel Dummy Award. The selected shortlist resulted in 47 Photobooks, with 3 winners to be selected by an international jury at a later date. The winner of the First Prize will be produced and published. The shortlisted dummy books are exhibited inKassel and at other partner international photo events, including PhotoIreland Festival. Due to the COVID situation this year, we were not able to exhibit it during the 2020 festival in July, but are glad to be able to bring them back to Dublin this November!

Kassel Dummy Award Shortlist 2020:

Andrea Alessandrini
Alex Avgud
Marta Bogdańska
Arthur Bondar, Oksana Yushko
Christelle Boulé
Maryna Brodovska
Anna-Tia Buss
Victoria Chaushyan
Don Claude
Marina Cordes, Signe Heldt
Nadezhda Ermakova
Jana Evers
Yoshikatsu Fujii
Pedro Guimaraes
Claudia Hans
Yara Jimmink
Jérémie Jung

Kohei Kawatani

Josef Kovac

Youqine Lefèvre

Verónica Losantos

Andrei Marin

Kazuhiko Matsumura

Lisa Mazenauer

Paulina Mohr

Paulina Mohr, Ingrid Timmerarens

Daria Nazarova

Marella Oppenheim

Takuji Otsuka

Michelle Piergoelam

Malte Radtki

Caio Reisewitz

Etsuko Sato
Ardelle Schneider
Suzanne Schols
Agnieszka Sejud
Yvonne Shaw
Anastasia Shpilko
Alina Simmelbauer
Moe Suzuki
Krzysztof Światły
Kyoko Takemura
Malte Uchtmann
Vinita Vilcane Krilova
Sheung Yiu

Btihal Remli

Kourtney Roy

Australia & New Zealand Photobook Award

Over the last decade, Momento Pro’s Australia & New Zealand Photobook Award has highlighted the best work by antipodean Photobook creators. For the first time since the award was established in 2011, all the finalists’ books will be exhibited internationally, including making a stop at The Library Project this month.

As part of this showcase, you can partake in The People’s Choice Award by voting for your favourite ANZPA shortlisted book. Forms will be available at the venue where you can cast your vote. You can also let us know by email and we will record your vote.

ANZPA 2019 Winners

  • Photobook Winner  Apókryphos by Cherine Fahd and M.33, Melbourne
  • Student Winner The Bridge by Matteo Dal Vera and Michael Weatherill at University of Technology, Sydney
  • Commended Photobook  Jump Into Bed With Me by Paul Knight and Perimeter Editions
  • Commended Photobook  Tem Bigato Nessa Goiaba by Cecilia Sordi Campos
  • Student Commended  The Moat by Oliver Hodgkins at Photography Studies College, Melbourne

ANZPA 2019 Finalists

  • Banana Spider Bite by Jordan Madge and Bad News Books
  • Imaanshaha by Saynab Muse and PhotoForum Inc
  • Mongrelism by Jono Rotman, Here Press (London) and Images Vevey (Switzerland)
  • Rear View Mirror by Jonathan May
  • Still Looking Good by Alice Connew with Oliver Connew and GLORIA Books
  • Tabriz to Shiraz by Sarah Pannell, Perimeter Editions and Hillvale
  • The Man from Apophenia by David Symons

Explore the ANZPA finalists 2019 online →