Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum 13.05. – 14.05.2023

Thousandfold Photobook Fair

Photo books from independent publishers and self-publishers

FestivalPhotoszene-SpecialsVernissage & Special Event

Thousandfold Photobook Fair is a self-sustaining photobook fair that supports independent photobook publishers and self-published photographers. It collaborates with festivals and initiatives to create cultural programmes around photobooks, connect publishers with their audiences, and bring together lovers of photography and photobooks. Thousandfold Photobook Fair is organized by dienacht e.V. and managed by Calin Kruse (dienacht Publishing / Leipzig Photobook Festival).

This year, the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum will be the festival centre in the heart of the city, hosting an exhibition by South African artist Lebohang Kganye. On another level of the building, more than 40 international students will show highly topical perspectives of a multi-voiced present in over 40 photo books under the title 'FIRST PAGES' as part of the exhibition series 'Counter Images | Gegenbilder'.

In this environment, more than 25 national and international publishers and artists will present themselves at the Thousandfold Photobook Fair:

5Uhr30 (DE), AmazinPress (USA), Codex Wallbooks (DE), Daniel Zakharov (DE), dienacht Publishing (DE), Drittel Books (DE), Dutch Independent Art Book Publishers (NL), Eliane Hobbing (DE), Editions du Caid (BE), Eusebius Wirdeier (DE), gignouxphotos (UK), Gravur Verlag (DE), Homie House Press (IT), Iwona Knorr (DE), Journal (SE), KRAUTin Verlag (DE), Malenki.net (DE), Meteoro Editions (USA/NL), mmmmor Studio (HK/DE), Holger Nitschke (DE), Primitive (BE), Reading Kiosk (HK/TW/DE), Richas Digest (DE), Shift Books (DE), Sprungturm Verlag (DE), Verlag Kettler (DE), Walther König (DE)

Pablo Lerma besucht das NS-Dokumentationszentrum, 2022 © Silviu Guiman

Artist Meets Archive #3

4 Artists in 4 Archives of the City

For the third time, the International Photoscene Cologne is organising the Artist Meets Archive programme together with four Cologne institutions. As a result, Lebohang…

 Maxim Zmeyev, Type, 2021, Courtesy the artist


3 exhibitions in collaboration with Cologne's independent scene

The Photoszene is expanding its curatorial program and is pleased to announce collaborations with the Temporary Gallery and the municipality of Cologne, GOLD+BETON, Labor…

Research Meets Artist

Dialogue Symposium on the Third Edition of Artist Meets Archive

As part of Artist Meets Archive #3, a dialogical symposium entitled Research Meets Artist will take place on 13 May 2023, in which Artist Meets Archive artists will meet…

 NEXT! Festival, 2022 © Thekla Ehling

NEXT! Festival

of the young photo scene

Together with its partners, the Deutsche Kinder- und Jugendfilmzentrum, the SK Stiftung Kultur and the jfc Medienzentrum, the International Photoscene Cologne organises NEXT!

  (c) buerofuerkunstdokumentation

Portfolio Review Sichtbar

In cooperation with Thousandfold Photobook Fair

This year's Portfolio Review SICHTBAR as part of the Photoszene Festival is a combination of booked one-on-one talks with an expert of your choice and a Portfolio Walk.

  (c) buerofuerkunstdokumentation

Walk! Talk! Discover!

Guided Tours throughout the City

During the festival, Photoszene offered an extensive range of guided tours and mediation services for the exhibitions.

Event Location

Cäcilienstr. 33
50676 Köln

Duration and Admission

13.05. – 14.05.2023