Photobook Week Aarhus 2021

Photobook Week Aarhus (PWA) will take place 30 September – 3 October 2021.

In the last 7 years, PWA has become one of the most poignant events about and around the photobook. With a wide selection of exhibitions, talks and debates, PWA represents a continuous study of the evolution and role of the medium and the festival has become a special meeting-point - "the Think Tank of the Photobook" - which is acclaimed for its atmosphere and spirit.

After looking at Flatness (2019), and Seriality (2020), the next edition of Photobook Week Aarhus will focus on Movement and Transition. The exhibition program will embrace contemporary themes such as migration, globalization and post-colonial thinking, artistic movements such as Dada and Fluxus, and an analysis of photographers’ libraries, to highlight their role as sources of inspiration. Genres such as historic travel guides and company books will be just as important as art publications, and we will highlight the book production in countries such as Greenland, the Caribbean and the Caucasus region. 

You can look forward to many interesting talks, debates and presentations throughout the city center of Aarhus. 

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Since 2014, Galleri Image and the Aarhus School of Architecture have collaborated on organising Photobook Week Aarhus. PWA focuses on the rapidly growing international interest in photobooks and represents a continuous study of the evolution and role of the medium.

PWA presents the photobook to the general public and to individuals who work professionally with photobooks and photography, be it from an artistic, communication-related or academic standpoint. User involvement, openness and dialogue are key words when it comes to the form and content of the festival. For this reason, PWA has placed great emphasis on inviting a large number of exhibitors and speakers who can present the photobook in a cross-disciplinary perspective. This has made it possible to exhibit significant but rare photobooks that have been discussed by researchers, photographers, leading curators, architects and many other qualified contributors from around the world.