UNSEEN DUMMY AWARD
The Unseen Dummy Award is a collaboration between Unseen Amsterdam and Lecturis. The dummies are prototypes of prospective photobooks, the preferred alternative to printmaking for many independent artists testing the possibilities of their work. A key component in Unseen Amsterdam's programme since 2012, the award is designed to showcase the work of exceptional artists from around the world, providing them the ability to position themselves within the international photobook industry. From more than 200 submissions, one winner is selected to have their photobook published. In 2018, the international jury was comprised of Sarah Allen (Assistant Curator, Tate Modern), Tim Clark (Editor-in-Chief and Director, 1000 Words), Russet Lederman (Co-founder, 10×10 Photobooks), Paul van Mameren (Managing Director, Lecturis) and Małgorzata Stankiewicz (winner of the Unseen Dummy Award 2017). The winning dummy of 2018 was UBUNTU by Rebecca Fertinel.