Fotobokfestival Oslo welcomes you to a ten-day programme examining the photobook as an artistic medium and phenomenon through exhibitions, lectures, launches, workshops and much more! Fotobokfestival Oslo, formerly known as Flere Sider Fotografi (Various Sides of Photography), was established by Forbundet Frie Fotografer (Norwegian Associaton of Fine Art Photographers – FFF) in 2009, and is now an annual event taking place during September every year.

We are proud to present this year´s festival programme, which is a result of unique collaborations as part of our efforts to highlight the photobook. The PhotoBookMuseum was established in Cologne in 2014 by publisher and curator Markus Schaden (DE) and his team, paying tribute to the central form of expression in photography: the photobook. Fotobokfestival Oslo is the first stop for their Mobile Edition tour, and and the only Nordic venue for these projects, which will be exhibited at Youngstorget, Fotogalleriet and Goethe-Institute.
In addition to this, Fotobokfestival Oslo also collaborates with Fotogalleriet, Shoot Gallery, MELK, TM51, Fotografiens Hus and Tronsmo bookstore, who all have developed other programmes as part of the 2015 festival.


The PhotoBookMuseum Mobile Edition


We are proud to announce Fotobokfestival Oslo 2015 as first stop for the PhotoBookMuseum Mobile Edition, presenting 6 exceptional photobooks in containers at Youngstorget:

Carlos Spottorno (HU) The PIGS
Carolyn Drake (US) Two Rivers
Oliver Sieber (DE) Imaginary Club
Ricardo Cases (ES) Paloma al Aire
Ali Taptik (TR) Metropol Yesili
Andrea Diefenbach (DE) Land Ohne Eltern

At Youngstorget you can also sit down for refreshments at Café Lehmitz, a full-size reconstruction of the bar from the legendary photobook Café Lehmitz by Anders Petersen (SE), built by the PhotoBookMuseum. In addition to this, you will find our festival bookshop in a separate container, with books provided by Fotogalleriet.

The PhotoBookMuseum PhotoBookStudies, Ed van der Elsken (NL)
Shortlisted books, International PhotoBook Dummy Award
Shortlisted books and Award Ceremony, Nordic Dummy Award


Fotogalleriet has been Fotobokfestival Oslo´s main venue since 2009. The annual festival programme consisting of the shortlisted books from Nordic Dummy Award (Fotogalleriet) and International Dummy Award (Fotobookfestival Kassel) will be presented at Fotogalleriet as always. In addition to this, Fotogalleriet will this year host on of the PhotoBookMuseum’s PhotoBookStudies Love on the Left Bank by Ed van der Elsken (NL).

The 2015 festival programme at Fotogalleriet is therefore extensive. Three exhibitions as well as artist talks, book launches, guided tours, lectures and workshops will be conducted here. When visiting Fotogalleriet you will also find their photobook shop and library, containing both Norwegian and international photobook treasures.

The PhotoBookMuseum ProjectWork, Hans Jürgen Raabe (DE)


Goethe-Institut will host one of the PhotoBookMuseums ProjectWorks; the extensive project 990 faces by Hans Jürgen Raabe (DE).

LIGHTS ON - Morten Andersen in books and frames


LIGHTS ON is Morten Andersen´s (NO) first major exhibition in Oslo focusing on both the individual prints framed on the wall and his extensive book production showcasing all the books. The exhibition consists of 40 prints presenting black&white work from the 90´s, vintage prints as well as more recent color work.

Dr. Strand, Nina Strand

@ TM51

Dr. Strand is the title of an exhibition and a book about the late doctor, feminist and activist Kitty Strand. The personal picture-memoir is told by her daughter, Nina Strand (NO). Kitty and Nina were planning a journey across the U.S. that they never had time to take before Kitty passed away in 2001. In 2012 Nina took the trip together with her own daughter in order to revive her mothers thoughts and ideas - for one last time.

The Fjords, Hans Kristian Riise


The Fjords is a portrait series of people in Geiranger, Hardanger and Sogn og Fjordane, taken by Norwegian photographer Hans Kristian Riise (NO). The images tell a story about the unique travel culture that can be experienced on the Norwegian west coast during summer and tourist season, when people from all over the world come looking for exciting and magnificent nature experiences.

New Scandinavian Photography - Edited by MELK


Focusing on the last ten years, New Scandinavian Photography highlights the work produced by a diverse range of artists who are exploring and manipulating the use of photography in their practices and explores photography as a medium through academic texts and interviews.

Extended photobook section


Tronsmo will highlight their section of photobooks during the festival, in their brand new premises located in Universitetsgata 12.



12:00 - 16:00
Photograpy in all it´s glory! Workshop with Oliver Sieber (DE) and Katja Stuke (DE)
Register via: workshop (at)
Registration deadline: 9 September
Participation fee: 200 NOK

18:00 - 21:00
The PhotoBookMuseum PhotoBookStudies; Love on the Left Bank, Ed van der Elsken (NL)
Shortlisted books, International Photobook Dummy Award 2015
Shortlisted books and Award Ceremony - Nordic Dummy Award 2015
Launch of winning book Nordic Dummy Award 2014 – Härkälä, Iikka Tolonen (FIN)

18:00 - 20:00
Dr. Strand, Nina Strand (NO)

Fotografiens Hus
18:00 - 21:00
The Fjords, Hans Kristian Riise (NO). Artist talk at 18:30

Shoot Gallery
19:00 - 21:00
LIGHTS ON Morten Andersen (NO) In Books & Frames

18:00 - 23:00
The PhotoBookMuseum Mobile Edition: Carlos Spottorno (HU), Carolyn Drake (US), Oliver Sieber (DE), Ricardo Cases (ES), Ali Taptik (TR) and Andrea Diefenbach (DE) / Café Lehmitz: A full-size reconstruction of the bar in the book Café Lehmitz by Anders Petersen (SE). Opening party with DJ Lolli from 19:00.


12:00 – 14:00
990 faces, Hans Jürgen Raabe (DE)
Opening and introduction with Markus Schaden (DE)

Shoot Gallery
15:00 – 16:00
Artist talk: Morten Andersen (NO) and Greger Ulf Nilson (SE)

17:00 – 18:00
Lecture: Markus Schaden (DE) on Love on the Left Bank

Burger Bar
22:00 - 03:00
Fotobokfestival Oslo-party!


Youngstorget/ FFF
12:00 – 14:00
Workshop for kids 6-10 years with Andrea Diefenbach (DE)
Register via: workshop (at)
Registration deadline: 11 September, 12:00
Participation fee: 50 NOK

14:00 – 16:00
Artist talk: Oliver Sieber (DE) and Katja Stuke (DE), 14:00
Artist talk: Andrea Diefenbach (DE), 15:00

Fotogalleriet/ Youngstorget
16:30 – 18:00
Guided tour with Markus Schaden (DE)
Meet up at Fotogalleriet: 16:30


19:00 – 21:00
Quadruple book release:
Hedevig Anker (NO)
The Plantation (NO/SE/DK)
Multipress: Marte Aas (NO) and Line Bøhmer Løkken (NO)
Susanne Winterling (DE)


12:00 – 15:00
FotoTEENS, day 1 of 2
Dummy workshop for teens 11-15 years with Fredrik Lloyd (NO)
Register via: fotokids (at)
Registration deadline: 16 September
Participation fee: 150 NOK

Torggata Botaniske
19:00 – 21:00
Book launch: New Scandinavian Photography – Edited by MELK


12:00 – 15:00
FotoTEENS, day 2 of 2

17:00 - 18:00
Closing event. Last call at Café Lehmitz

Free entrance at all exhibitions and events, except for workshops.

Fotobokfestival Oslo 2015 is generously supported by
Arts Council Norway
Fritt Ord Foundation
Norwegian Photographic Fund
Norwegian Fund for Professional Photographers
City of Oslo
Goethe-Institut Norwegen
Verlag Kettler