We are pleased to announce the Jury members for this year’s edition of the Unseen Dummy Award. An esteemed international jury will come together at Unseen Amsterdam 2018 to select one photobook dummy as the winner and up to five runners-up.
The Jury consists of:
Sarah Allen is Assistant Curator at Tate Modern where she curates displays and exhibitions as well as researching acquisitions for the international collection. She has recently worked on the major exhibition Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art (2018). She has also curated Martin Parr (2018), Mark Ruwedel (2018), Daido Moriyama (2017), Kaveh Golestan (2017) and Gyorgy Kepes (2017) thematic displays 1968: Protest and the Photobook (2018), Iranian photobooks (2017) and integrated displays featuring Stephen Shore (2017) and Shunk-Kender (2016). She has a specialist focus on photobooks and is the curator of the Martin Parr photobook collection. Before taking up her role at Tate she worked in several museums and galleries including The Photographers' Gallery, London, The Hugh Lane, Dublin and The Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York.
Tim Clark is a curator, writer and editor. Since 2008 he has been Editor-in-Chief and Director at 1000 Words. Previously Associate Curator at Media Space, The Science Museum, exhibitions he worked on include Julia Margaret Cameron: Influence and Intimacy (2015) and Gathered Leaves: Photographs by Alec Soth (2015-2018). He has also organised many exhibitions independently, such as the forthcoming Who’s looking at the family, now? for Photo50, London Art Fair 2019, Peter Watkins: The Unforgetting at Webber Gallery (2017) and Rebecoming: The Other European Travellers at Flowers Gallery (2014). Together with Greg Hobson, he curated Photo Oxford 2017, comprising numerous solo presentations by Edgar Martins, Mariken Wessels, Martin Parr and Sergei Vasiliev and Arkady Bronnikov from The Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive. He writes widely for the likes of FOAM, TIME Lightbox, Photoworks, Objectiv and The British Journal of Photography, as well as in exhibition catalogues and photobooks. He is also a visiting lecturer on the MA in Photography at NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano.
Russet Lederman is a writer, editor and photobook collector who lives in New York City. She teaches art writing at the School of Visual Arts in New York and writes on photobooks for print and online journals, including FOAM, The Eyes, IMA, Aperture and the International Center of Photography’s library blog. She is a co-founder of the 10×10 Photobooksproject, co-edits The Gould Collection, lectures internationally on photobooks, and has received awards and grants from Prix Ars Electronica and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Paul van Mameren
A returning member of the Jury since its inception in 2012, Paul van Mameren is the managing director of Lecturis publishers. His background is in the graphic printing industry and he has a keen eye for what to look out for in the photobook landscape. With Lecturis focussing on a broad spectrum of photography books from fine art to documentary and journalism, their aim is to publish books with impeccable content, design and production.
Born in Poland, Małgorzata Stankiewicz is an artist currently living and working in Switzerland. Having trained her skills in analogue photography, alternative processes and fine art wet printing at the International Center of Photography in New York, she's since been focusing on developing her own photographic approach through a series of self-initiated projects. To date, her photographs have been acquired by private collectors, exhibited in both the US and Europe, and her work has been published in form of artist books which are sold at select bookstores internationally. Her first solo show, Nowhere is Near Enough took place at the artist-run gallery UP STATE, in Zurich in 2014. In 2017, she was awarded the Unseen Dummy Award for her project Cry of an Echo which is dedicated to the Białowieża Forest. Working within the analogue realm of photography, she continuously strives to explore the limits of the medium by experimenting with light-sensitive materials and chemical processes. Given her deep affection but also increasing concern for nature, her work in recent years has shifted towards topics dealing with the human-imposed, impending degradation of the natural environment.
The winning applicant will have their dummy published and gain exposure in the international photography industry. Submissions are open to both photographers and designers and are being accepted until the 10th of August 2018. You can find out more about the Unseen Dummy Award 2018 here.
Image: Dummy Award, Unseen Amsterdam, 2017 © Iris Duvekot