LEDITION LAMMERHUBERFEP: Best Publisher 2017

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IT’S ALL ABOUT PASSION ...

Dear fans of beautiful and sophisticated books, 

“An extraordinary publisher, dedicated to little known themes, who presents them with courage and high quality, without descending into stereotypes.” This is how the jury of the FEP European Book Prize of the Year Awards argued their choice of Edition Lammerhuber for Best Publisher 2017, an accolade also awarded to the publisher from Baden bei Wien in the preceding competitions in 2013 and 2015 of this biennial event. 

Present on the book market for more than seven years, with a steadily growing programme, we have worked our way to the top – internationally. Your are best at what you love doing. And we love books, we love photography. The photobook is the ideal medium to combine these loves. Photography documents the world in a very particular way and shapes human memory like no other medium does. Our ambition is twofold: We want to publish books with fascinating themes from art and science, with excellent photography, sophisticated texts and brilliant authors, but, most of all, we want to make books that have something to say, books that transport important themes into the heart of society. For us, a book charged with emotional photography is a point of reference for communication that reverberates far beyond the number of sold copies. We believe that we can  make a real impact with a book. For us, a book is not just a commodity but an incomparable cultural technique.

Edition Lammerhuber wants to be the publisher for writer-photographers, for whom seeing is a vocation and whose ways of seeing the world is a process of insights. A process they are capable of transforming into the immediacy of a photograph, a creative act, initiated and completed within seconds or split seconds. As in the motto of Hungarian photographic artist László Moholy-Nagy, who declared, “Photography is there to make the visible visible.” Edition Lammerhuber strives to be home to the best ‘cyclops’ of our time, legends and new talents alike.  

And how does an Edition Lammerhuber book come about? The theme must be important to us, the photography captivate us, there must be something special, magical, in the pictures. Once a decision has been made to publish, the photographer visits us at our publishing house. We go through the photographic material, determine the format of the book, think about a setting to suit the theme. This is when the almost magical process of designing and layouting starts. It usually takes about a week for the concept to be completed to the point where the work of everyone involved can be browsed on-screen, then it passes on to the next steps in the production. 

Our declared aim is to approach a perfect book through a passionate creative process. Craft aspects are an essential part of it and of our publishing philosophy. All production steps up to the printing are done in our house. Our own experts produce the prepress. We really care about the reproduction quality of the photographs, the feel of the printed papers and the quality of the binding. We check every single printing form. 

So it is hardly surprising that some reviewers call the books of Edition Lammerhuber pieces of art emanating from a ‘book chamber of marvels’ and that nearly all titles gather awards, including those of the Art Directors Club New York, the Deutsche Fotobuchpreis, the Pictures of the Year International (POYI) Awards, USA, the Visa d’or, France, the FEP European Book Prize of the Year Awards or the World Press Photo. Today our books are available in more than 170 countries, usually published in two, sometimes three, languages.

Exceptional photography is not only found in the books of Edition Lammerhuber but also in a photo competition jointly initiated in Vienna in 2013 by Edition Lammerhuber and the Photographische Gesellschaft. Under the general heading What Does Peace Look Like? , the Alfred Fried Photography Award, worth 10 000 euros, chooses the peace image of the year. Participation in the award has exploded in recent years, confirming the status of photography as a medium for transporting essential socio-political themes. From 2017, a separate competition for the peace image of the year is open to children up to the age of 14.

At the biennial LUMIX Festival in Hannover, the Lammerhuber Photography Award for young photo journalists is presented, with a prize money of 5000 euros. Photography and the photobook are an essential, defining, medium for society and for our publishing house. This is why we believe it is important to encourage young photographic talent.

We would be honoured to see our books available from your bookshops and libraries. 

Yours

Silvia Lammerhuber and Lois Lammerhuber

TEAM

PUBLISHER
Lois Lammerhuber
T  +43 699 135 83 989
F  +43 2252 85938
lois.lammerhuber (at) lammerhuber.at

MANAGEMENT | MARKETING | PR
Silvia Lammerhuber
T  +43 2252 42269-11
M +43 699 112 04  318
F  +43 2252 85938
silvia.lammerhuber (at) lammerhuber.at

 

PREPRESS PRODUCTION | HEAD
Birgit Hofbauer
T  +43 2252 42269-33
M  +43 699 106 80 880
F  +43 2252 85938
birgit.hofbauer (at) lammerhuber.at

DIGITAL POST PRODUCTION
Martin Ackerl
T  +43 2252 42269-22
M +43 699 106 81 075
F  +43 2252 85938
martin.ackerl (at) lammerhuber.at

PRESS & MEDIA
Johanna Reithmayer
T  +43 2252 42269-66
M +43 699 122 33 389
F  +43 2252 85938
johanna.reithmayer (at) lammerhuber.at

 

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GERMNAY 
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F +49 7953 7189 080 
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SWITZERLAND 
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USA & KANADA 
ACC Distribution 
6 West 18th Street, Suite 4B 
New York, NY, 10011, USA 
T +1 212 645 1111 or 800 252 5231 
F +1 212 989 3205 
sales (at) antiquecc.com 

UK AND REST OF WORLD
ACC Distribution 
Sandy Lane, Old Martlesham, 
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4SD, UK 
T +44 1394 389950 
F +44 1394 389999 
sales (at) antique-acc.com