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The most international photography returns to IED Madrid, venue for the PHotoESPAÑA festival

21/06/2018 a 20/07/2018 - 10:30 a 21:30 - IED Madrid

IED Madrid is one of the invited venues of the prestigious International Photography Festival, PHotoESPAÑA, which is celebrating two decades of existence with an edition marked by “playfulness and transgression”. Our school of design invites you to enjoy the Kassel Dummy Award and Best of IED Photography exhibitions, as well as a guided visit by the curator, Moritz Neumüller.


Kassel Dummy Award

53 photobook mock-ups are brought together in this exhibition, which showcases projects chosen by the Kassel Dummy Award on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the FotobookFestival Kassel.

In total, 391 photobooks from leading emerging talents were presented to the competition, with artists coming from 46 different countries – from Bangladesh to Norway, Russia to Australia, Japan to America, China to Brazil.

The shortlist was compiled by a panel made up of Valentina Abenavoli (Akina Books, Istanbul), Anne-Katrin Bicher (Montag Stiftung, Bonn), Sonia Berger (Dalpine Publishers, Madrid), Frederic Lezmi (Photographer, The PhotoBookMuseum, Colonia), Dieter Neubert (Fotobookfestival Kassel), Markus Schaden (The PhotoBookMuseum, Colonia), Andrea Schmidt (Verlag Kettler, Dortmund) and Salvatore Vitale (Chief editor of YET magazine, Lausanne).

IED Madrid will be one of the stages of an international route that will take the chosen mock-ups to the PhotoIreland Festival in Dublin, Fotobookfestival de Kassel, Triennial of Photography in Hamburg, FotoLeggendo Festival in Rome, Organ Vida – International Photography Festival in Zagreb, Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Cologne, International Photography Symposium in Nida, Aarhus Photobook Week, Zentralbibliothek im Kulturpalast in Dresden, and The Tokyo Art Book Fair.

Best of IED Photography

This exhibition brings together the best final projects from Photography students (IED Photography) of the last ten years.

Co-curated by a group of international students and teachers, the sample offers a global vision of contemporary creativity in fields like photography, performance, videos, photobooks and installations. At the same time it reflects the rich mix of cultures that has undoubtedly contributed to the success of the project. The pieces of work were created by a group of people with very different origins, expectations and working methods, under the tutelage of notable professionals and theorists in the field of artistic and professional photography.

The students chosen to represent ten years of academic work and photographic creativity are Duarte Amaral Netto, Sofía Ayarzagoitia, Jonás Bel, Isabella de León, Jonny Exon, Anna Fawcus, Joachim Hildebrand, Lara León, Anat Mazor, Fernanda Saldaña, Andrea Savall, Pau Velarde, Marian Venceslá and Martina Zanin. Proud of what they have achieved during this decade, we want to celebrate their future successful careers on the occasion of PHotoEspaña 2018.


Moritz Neumüller (Linz, Austria, 1972) has worked at and curated exhibitions for institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, La Fábrica in Madrid and Dublin’s PhotoIreland Festival. He has curated Photobook Week in Aarhus, Denmark, since its inception, and he directs the Photography Department at IED Master Madrid. Since 2010 he has headed up a blog, The Curator Ship, which is a platform for the culture of the image. Recent projects include the Fenómeno Fotolibro exhibition for the CCCB and Foto Colectania, Barcelona, as well as the book The Routledge Guide to Photography and Visual Culture, published by Taylor & Francis, New York.

20th June 19:30

Guided tour with the exhibits’ curator, Moritz Neumüller
20th June 19:00

21st June – 20th July
Monday to Friday, 10:30 to 21:30
Free admission (until total capacity is reached)

IED Madrid
Exhibit Room
Calle Flor Alta, 8

Organised by:
IED Madrid

In collaboration with:
Kassel FotoBook Festival
Dummy Award