Imageless Dummy Photobook Award (IDPA)

The Imageless Dummy Photobook Award (IDPA) is an annual competition that aims to uncover and celebrate the self-created work of non-published photographers.

The IDPA hopes to support the growth of dedicated photographers by helping them gain more exposure while also encouraging more creators to produce DIY zines and explore the possibilities of print media.

IDPA invites and welcomes photographers from all over the world to submit their dummy books. Every single submission will be included in a month long exhibition which will take place this year in Shanghai. A panel of judges made up of professional photographers and critics will choose the best dummy book.

The winning book will win a cash prize and be published by Imageless.  


** 2022 IDPA NOTICE: We will VERY SOON be open for submissions. We are super excited to see what you all have been working on!! Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter or our WeChat account to make sure receive notifications about the 2022 IDPA. **


IDPA in Review

Browse the shortlisted work of the previous Imageless Dummy Photo Awards

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