January 5th- January 15th, 2017

Nordic Dummy Award

Terje Abusdal, Magnus Cederlund,
Anna C.J. Ekström, Christian Nilson, Alexander Arnild Peitersen,
Amar Priganica, Katarina Skjønsberg, Marcus Stenberg, Jo Straube,
Nita Vera

Exhibition of unique photobooks on tour!





The winner of Nordic Dummy Award 2016 is Katarina Skjønsberg (NO)
with the photobook 'Be Good To Yourself'. Her book will be produced by the renowned publishing house Kehrer Verlag, in collaboration with Fotogalleriet and launched at the Fotobokfestival in Oslo, September 2017.



"The jury chose Katarina Skjønsberg’s well-prepared dummy because it is fresh, obvious and evident. The book seems very well thought through, proving consistency on many levels. The quantity of pages perfectly matches the material. It is convincing without hesitation. 'Be Good To Yourself' relates to an area of conflict that also plays an important role in contributing to the underlying vibrant mood of the work."

"Skjønsberg has the courage to involve herself, and the book is not introvert despite its private subject matter. She has entered a different cultural context and has emerged in it. The book is an analogue imprint of what was there. It raises a lot of questions, which make you want to know more."

The Jury in 2016 was composed of JH Engström (SE, Photographer), Eva Eicker (GB, Assistant Curator, The Photographers' Gallery, London), Kristine Kern (DK, Director, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen), Klaus Kehrer (DE, Publisher, Kehrer Verlag) and Marie Sjøvold (NO, Photographer).

ABOUT THE NORDIC DUMMY AWARD
The Nordic Dummy Award is awarded annually by Fotogalleriet (Oslo), in connection with the Fotobokfestival in Oslo. Artists with a connection to the Nordic countries are invited each year to submit their unpublished photobooks to the Nordic Dummy Award Jury.

The shortlisted books including the winner are exhibited and announced during the Fotobokfestival (each September). The finalists for 2016 is touring to the following places; Göteborg Fotobokfestival (SE), Centrum for Fotografi, Stockholm (SE), Entrée, Bergen (NO), Tromsø Kunstforening (NO), Galleri Image, Århus (DK), Fotografisk Center, København (DK), Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki (FI), Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu (FI) and Reykjavik Museum of Photography (IS).

Photobooks on view
TERJE ABUSDAL (NO)
Håpet blendar forstanden

MAGNUS CEDERLUND (DK)
Intimate

ANNA C.J. EKSTRÖM (SE)
When I Pass Riverside Road

CHRISTIAN NILSON (SE/CH)
The Swiss

ALEXANDER ARNILD PEITERSEN (DK)
From Now On

AMAR PRIGANICA (DE)
Morbus Natura

KATARINA SKJØNSBERG (NO)
Be Good To Yourself

MARCUS STENBERG (SE)
A Room of Ones Own

JO STRAUBE (NO)
Det norske biblioteket

NITA VERA (FI)
Spatial Practices

The NDA on tour is kindly supported by the Nordic Culture Fund, Norsk Fotografisk Fond, Kehrer Verlag and Fotogalleriet.
For further information about the Nordic Dummy Award and how to submit your dummy for 2017 visit: nordicdummyaward.no





Excerpt from Katarina Skjønsberg's, 'Be Good To Yourself', 2016