The German Photographic Society's (DGPh) History of German language Photo Book Grant that was first offered in 2013, and is awarded every two years by the DGPh's History and Archives department, goes this year to Mareike Stoll (*1979) from Princeton, USA. Over the coming months, Mareike Stoll will be working on a project dedicated to “picture books, storybooks. German-language photo books from the 1920s and 1930s as a photographic primer.”
With this grant, the DGPh wants to encourage research that adopts and promotes the latest approaches to the historic reprocessing of the production, distribution and reception of photographically illustrated books. These can be historic photo, technology, culture or science oriented studies of significant individual cases, but also overall presentations of media and book studies. Stoll's project is dedicated to such comprehensive, media-specific aspects using the example of selected photo books from the 1920s and 1930s.
The winner receives a grant of 7500 euros to put the project together. A publication and a public presentation of the outcome are planned.