Open Call — Anamorphosis Prize


The Ana­morphos­is Prize was estab­lished to pro­mote excel­lence, dia­logue and excite­ment in the field of self-pub­lished pho­to­books and photo-based artist books. It is open to all self-pub­lished pho­to­books and photo-based artist books pub­lished between May 1st 2014 and Septem­ber 1st 2015

»The word ana­morphos­is is derived from the Greek, ana mean­ing again and morphe mean­ing form. Ana­morphos­is is a dis­tor­tion that demands a change in per­spect­ive from the view­er in order to be prop­erly and com­pletely viewed. This can be inter­preted today as a whole new way of look­ing at things.

Self-pub­lish­ing is cre­at­ively lib­er­at­ing. The most inter­est­ing and dar­ing devel­op­ments often occur on the mar­gins. Allow­ing great­er con­trol over a cre­at­ive vis­ion and expres­sion, self-pub­lish­ing drives revolu­tion­ary change with­in the orbit of the pho­to­book cul­ture and enables the artist to autonom­ously sculpt a voca­tion.«
 — TAP

Play­ing defin­i­tions as neb­u­lous, the pho­to­book func­tions as a trans­par­ent vehicle for its con­tent and the artist book uses the book form as medi­um.
A photo-based artist book is a work of art in itself.

  • Your book must be self-pub­lished in an edi­tion of 50 or great­er.
  • Self-pub­lished means self-pub­lished.
  • No col­lab­or­a­tion with any pub­lish­er no mat­ter the size is allowed.
  • There is no entry fee.
  • In order to be con­sidered, entries must be received by Septem­ber 1st 2015.

The Jury con­sits of Char­lotte Cot­ton, John A. Phelan and Anouk Kruithof.
All entries will be donated at the end of the con­test to Frank­lin Fur­nace for their per­man­ent col­lec­tion.

Fur­ther inform­a­tion you’ll find here.