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Open Call Photobooks 

- Deadline May 20th 2018 -

NOUA has a special focus on photobooks, aiming to spread knowledge and ideas about the photobook as an artistic expression and platform for the dissemination of contemporary photography. 

NOUA invites artists, photographers, self-publishers or publishers from all over the world to submit their photo books to be considered for our permanent photo book library. Our aim is to showcase and promote a wide variety of photobooks, and we are looking for self published or commercially published books, experimental, book dummies, limited edition photography books etc.

Selected books will be displayed at photo book exhibitions in Festspillene i Nord-Norge and Bodø, Norway in 2018, as well as the in house library at NOUA at all open events throughout the year. 



Production and execution of the publication will be taken into consideration for the selection process, so as much relevant information and images should be included in the PDF/email as possible. 

We are open for submissions at any time, however should you wish to be considered for the photo book exhibitions, submissions must be made no later then May 1st 2018. You will receive an answer of the selection within two weeks of submission.

There is no fee for submitting your book.

To be considered for the exhibition and library, please send an email to info@noua.no
Do include a PDF with images of the book, and following information: 

  • Name / nationality / website if available 
  • Production details: Author/artist, title of the book, publisher (if any), year published, dimensions, page numbers, paper, printing, print run
  • Category: Self published / hand made / limited edition / regular published / dummy / other
  • A sentence or two about the book.

NOUA has a small and selective photobook shop, giving the audience the ability to buy a range of different types of publications from some of the most talented contemporary international visual artists. If you would like your book to be considered for the book shop, please state so in the submission email. Books are sold at 25% commission.

We are looking forward to receiving your submission!