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In the spring of 2016 the exhibition “1001 Steidl Books” was held at DECK in Singapore, an independent platform for art and photography.

On the occasion of the exhibition artists from across Asia were invited to submit book dummies for the Steidl Book Award Asia

“The submissions were all so strong, so surprising and varied, that it would have been unfair to just choose one.”

Gerhard Steidl



The Eight Winners


“The Steidl Book Award uncovers new photograhic voices and presents them in a book form. Our aim is to spur original and creative ideas for printed matter throughout Asia. The winning eight book reflects the dynamic spectrumof Asia today, touching on personal anecdotes and memory, environmental concerns, cultural practices and issues of social change. These books give us a telegraphic pair of eyes to re-examine contemporary Asia and to arrive at our own understandings, at our own pace.

Gwen Lee

Co-founder and Director of DECK