THEBOOKSHOW—Steidl Book Award: Asia Open Call

Updated on 16th May 2016: Apart from the finalists, a selection of books submitted for the Steidl Book Award will be showcased too. This exhibition will commence from Wednesday, 18th May 2016 and until Sunday, 22nd May 2016, at the Activity Space at Deck, 120A Prinsep Street, Singapore 187937.

The final grand prize winner of the Steidl Book Award: Asia Open Call will be announced on Friday, 20th May 2016, 7.30pm by Gerhard Steidl at Deck! There will also be a closing party and a talk by the 8 finalists of the Award, all details here.

Original post dated 30th March 2016:

Want to have your book exhibited alongside the STEIDL DECK: 1001 Steidl Books exhibition? Want to have the privilege of a one-on-one book review session with Gerhard Steidl? Want to be awarded the Grand Prize and have your book published by Steidl?

Look no farther. Photographers and artists based in Asia are invited to send in their self-published photo books for a chance to exhibit in this special edition of THEBOOKSHOW, alongside the STEIDL DECK: 1001 Steidl Books exhibition at DECK, Singapore, and to meet with Gerhard Steidl himself.

Submit your entry now. Submission closes on 25th April 2016.

You need to submit both soft copy and hard copy of your book, and an Artist Statement, so start compiling everything and filling in the application form now! Also, go raise your USD20 entrant fee if you are broke at this point in time. I assume you have your updated Artist Bio and CV ready anytime.

Grand Prize: One photobook will be published with Steidl in Göttingen, Germany.

Submission details here.

Masterclass with Gerhard Steidl in November 2013. Image credit: DECK

Masterclass with Gerhard Steidl in November 2013. Image credit: DECK

Steidl will be giving an industry lecture: The Beauty of Analogue Media in a Digital World, on 6th April 2016, find out more about it and get your ticket here.

“Gerhard Steidl began working as a designer and printer in 1967. He started out printing posters for art exhibitions, and very soon Joseph Beuys and other artists were among his customers.

What began as a backyard enterprise has evolved into one of the most sophisticated and distinguished printing and publishing company in the world. Whether fashion, art or literature, Steidl sees himself as the artist and author’s ally, helping him or her “to do magic”, to create an object of art and to get it out to the readers.”