Open Call — Anamorphosis Prize


The Anamorphosis Prize was established to promote excellence, dialogue and excitement in the field of self-published photobooks and photo-based artist books. It is open to all self-published photobooks and photo-based artist books published between May 1st 2014 and September 1st 2015…

»The word anamorphosis is derived from the Greek, ana meaning again and morphe meaning form. Anamorphosis is a distortion that demands a change in perspective from the viewer in order to be properly and completely viewed. This can be interpreted today as a whole new way of looking at things.

Self-publishing is creatively liberating. The most interesting and daring developments often occur on the margins. Allowing greater control over a creative vision and expression, self-publishing drives revolutionary change within the orbit of the photobook culture and enables the artist to autonomously sculpt a vocation.«

Playing definitions as nebulous, the photobook functions as a transparent vehicle for its content and the artist book uses the book form as medium.
A photo-based artist book is a work of art in itself.

  • Your book must be self-published in an edition of 50 or greater.
  • Self-published means self-published.
  • No collaboration with any publisher no matter the size is allowed.
  • There is no entry fee.
  • In order to be considered, entries must be received by September 1st 2015.

The Jury consits of Charlotte Cotton, John A. Phelan and Anouk Kruithof.
All entries will be donated at the end of the contest to Franklin Furnace for their permanent collection.

Further information you’ll find here.