The 2022 Imageless Dummy Photobook Awards
We are delighted to announce that submissions for the 2022 Imageless Dummy Photobook Awards (IDPA) are now open!
Submission Deadline: September 31st, 2022
Submission Guidelines in a Nutshell:
In keeping with our vision to increase the representation of East Asian voices in the global photography sphere, we are only accepting applications from individuals from East Asia* or bodies of work based in or focused on East Asian culture and communities*.
Books must arrive in China before September 31st, 2022
Four years ago, we established the Imageless Dummy Photobook Awards (IDPA), intending to encourage East Asian creatives to produce entire bodies of photographic work while advocating the use of print media in visual storytelling.
Over the past 3 three years, we have received more than 300 bodies of work from over 200 creators. Each year, the IDPA entries showcase an abundance of unique creative languages and sincere artistic drive.
Photography is not only a language of documentation. It is also a medium for deep thought and imagination. The physical nature of photobooks gives the photographer a chance to realize their creative vision while also establishing a unique connection with the reader.
We believe strongly in the photobooks' timeless, almost magical, ability to amplify the power of an idea to create a symbiotic relationship between image and audience. Therefore, we are pleased and excited to announce that the 4th annual Imageless Dummy Photobook Awards is officially open for submissions.
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2022 IDPA Panel of Judges
**Yet to be announced**
IDPA – Awards and Prizes
IDPA 1st Place Prize (1 winner)
Awarded to the book selected by our judges as the best book in the competition. One winner will receive the following:
Judge's Choice Award (3 winners):
The 2022 IDPA panel of 3 judges will each select their personal favorite from the entire pool of entrants. The three winners will receive the following:
** Regardless of winning an award, all entrants are subject to consideration to be published and promoted by Imageless. **
Applications Deadline: 30th, September 2022
IDPA Shanghai Exhibition Begins: Early October 2022
Winners Announced: Early October 2022
Shanghai IDPA Exhibition Closes: Early November 2022
Application Guidelines and Need-to-Knows (PLEASE READ)
Dummy Book Requirements:
Have questions? Write us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Apply
Step 1: Apply
You can apply online through this application form.
You will need to prepare the following:
* An Artist Statement - a written introduction that gives deeper insight into the main elements of your work, i.e., the history, material choices, visual languages, and themes you address.
* An Artist Bio- a simple self-introduction of you as a creator.
* Artist website and social media handles (no worries if you don't have any).
Step 2: Send your book to us
Once you have applied through the above form. You will need to send off your dummy book to us. Please send it to the below address:
To: Imageless Studio (无像工作室）
B203 NO.4 HUBIN RD, BINHU AREA, WUXI, JIANGSU, CHINA
Phone number: +86 186 6103 8969.
The Chinese address: 江苏省 无锡市滨湖区湖滨路4号智慧无锡B203
**Remember that it may take up to 2 weeks to send a book to China. Please factor that time in when applying. Overseas applicants should aim to send their dummy books by mid-September at the very latest.
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to seeing all of your work!!
For any and all questions, write us an email: email@example.com
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