Celebrating 10 years of Photobook Week Aarhus

Photobook Week Aarhus, our yearly festival exploring the wonderful world of the photobook, turns ten this year! All are welcome 1 – 5 November 2023, when we celebrate our anniversary with one of our most ambitious programmes to date.  

Galleri Image, ARoS Aarhus Art Museun, Aarhus School of Architecture, and HEART – Herning Museum of Contemporary Art will once again house a wide variety of curious, creative, and thought-provoking exhibitions, talks and workshops.  

Photobook Week 2023 will celebrate a positive outlook, taking a solution-oriented approach to the issues the art world as well as the world at large are faced with, with the overall theme Future Revisited. 

We will pay homage to Albert Renger Patzsch’s book “Die Welt ist schön” (The World is Beautiful), published 95 years before, and propose a new wave of optimism. This search for the joy of our existence will include a look into the future, and other things that make us happy. 

Side-themes will include Photonovels, Collages and Children’s Books, while and on the geographical axis we will look at Estonia and the Middle East. 

This year, the festival will also have a special focus on Artificial Intelligence as an image-making technique and a tool for creating new narratives.  

The 10th anniversary of Photobook Week Aarhus will be duly celebrated with a book that explores some of the most important moments in the history of the medium, and our small contribution to it.  After many years with opening events placed on Thursday, this year, we’ve added a full day extra to our festival in order to make space for all the exciting events and exhibitions we have in store. As always, the festival will close with the yearly Sunday photobook market, where you will have the opportunity to buy photobooks from all over the world, both from second-hand dealers and from the publishers and artists themselves.  

The festival is a collaboration between Galleri Image and the Aarhus School of Architecture.

Visit to learn more about former editions of the festival and catch the latest updates about Photobook Week Aarhus 2023