ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF PHOTOBOOK AWARDS 2015
Paris, November 13, 2015—Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 edition of the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards :
You Haven’t Seen Their Faces by Daniel Mayrit (RIOT BOOKS) is the winner of $10,000 in the First PhotoBook category.
The selection for Photography Catalogue of the Year is Images of Conviction: The Construction of Visual Evidence (LE BAL/Éditions Xavier Barral).
Illustrated People by Thomas Mailaender (Archive of Modern Conflict/RVB Books) is the winner of PhotoBook of the Year.
A special jurors’ mention goes to Deadline by Will Steacy (b.frank books).
A jury in Paris selected this year’s winners: Frish Brandt, president of Fraenkel Gallery; Christophe Boutin, cofounder of onestar press; Clément Chéroux, curator of photography at Centre Pompidou; Donatien Grau, author and editor; and Lorenzo Piani, curator of the Enea Righi Collection, Bologna.
Brandt said of the First PhotoBook winner, You Haven’t Seen Their Faces, “Surveillance is now part of our ongoing conversation regarding the ubiquity of the camera. There is a compelling tension in this project that causes one to page through the book with increasing questions and diminishing answers.” Piani added, “Daniel Mayrit’s You Haven’t Seen Their Faces is proof that it is possible to make a great and intelligent book without necessarily creating a luxurious product.”
From a range of titles that included both emerging artists and contemporary masters competing for the PhotoBook of the Year prize, the jury selected Thomas Mailaender’s Illustrated People for its ability to activate archival material in a strong, contemporary way.
Images of Conviction: The Construction of Visual Evidence, this year’s Photography Catalogue of the Year, was selected for “its autonomy in relation to the exhibition,” says Boutin. “This book is an instant classic— well-done, with outstanding material.”
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