News Recap: September 25, 2015

A weekly recap of art world news.

Telecom Italia telephone booths 01 by Piergiuliano Chesi via Wikimedia Commons

JKL Museum of Telephony Destroyed By Fire
The JKL Telephony Museum burned to the ground after the Butte wildfire reached San Andreas, California. The museum was named after John K. La Rue and housed thousands of telephonic artifacts from antique phones and switchboards to catalogues and library materials. Despite the total destruction, the museum has announced plans to rebuild.
Read the full story (Hyperallergic)

Filter Photo Festival 2015
The much anticipated Filter Photo Festival opens this week in Chicago. In addition to portfolio reviews, the festival boasts exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and book signings by artists, curators, and writers from all over the country.
Read more (Filter Photo Festival)

Candida Höfer Awarded Cologne Fine Art Prize
German photographer Candida Höfer received the 2015 Cologne Fine Art Prize for her architectural photographs of public spaces. The prize is awarded by the German Association of Galleries and Art Dealers in association with Koelnmesse and comes with a €10,000. Höfer, who studied under Bernd and Hilla Becher, and whose work is internationally recognized, will accept the award at the November ceremony.
Read the full story (Art Net News)

2015 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist Announced
After two days of deliberation, the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards shortlist was announced at the New York Art Book Fair. The jury selected 35 books from over 1000 submissions for categories including Photography Catalogue of the Year, First Photobook of the Year, Photobook of the Year, and Juror’s Special Mention.
Read the full list (Aperture)