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PHOTOBOOK AWARDS 2015: THE SHORTLIST

ANNOUNCING THE SHORT LIST FOR THE 2015 PARIS PHOTO–APERTURE FOUNDATION PHOTOBOOK AWARDS

New York, September 18, 2015

Aperture Foundation’s creative director, Lesley A. Martin, greeted an eager crowd at the NY Art Book Fair today to announce the thirty-five outstanding photobooks short-listed for the 2015 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, supported by Amana/IMA Magazine.

Initiated in November 2012 by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo, the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and, introduced last year, Photography Catalogue of the Year.

This year’s short-list selection was made by Yannick Bouillis (founder, Offprint Projects), Julien Frydman (LUMA Foundation), Lesley A. Martin (Aperture), Mutsuko Ota (editor-in-chief, IMA), and Christoph Wiesner (artistic director, Paris Photo). Christoph Wiesner, newly appointed artistic director of Paris Photo, said, "As this was my first year taking part in this jury, I found the process very exciting and full of discovery. We saw a wide range of approaches, from the aesthetic to the political. Books are a critical means of disseminating the work of an artist, and of proposing different roles that photography can take. The photobook will continue to play an important part in Paris Photo’s festival. All of the short-listed books will be displayed in Paris, and in total, we have twenty- six publishers who will take part in the fair.”

The final jury will meet in Paris on November 12, 2015, and the announcement of the winners will be made the following day, Friday, November 13, at 1:00 p.m. The final jury will include 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 Paini, curator of the Enea Righi Collection, Bologna.

The thirty-five selected photobooks will be exhibited at the fair.

The short-listed titles for PhotoBook of the Year are:

LDN EI
Antony Cairns
Self-published

Imperial Courts 1993–2015
Dana Lixenberg
Publisher: Roma Publications

Illustrated People
Thomas Mailaender
Publisher: Archive of Modern Conflict/RVB Books

Good 70s
Mike Mandel
Publisher: J&L Books/D.A.P.

Studio 54
Tod Papageorge
Publisher: Stanley/Barker

Bottom of the Lake
Christian Patterson
Publisher: Walther König

Erasure
Fazal Sheikh
Publisher: Steidl

Deadline
Will Steacy
Publisher: b.frank books

Taratine
Daisuke Yokota
Publisher: Session Press

Negatives
Xu Yong
Publisher: New Century Press

The short-listed titles for First PhotoBook are:

(in matters of) Karl
Annette Behrens
Publisher: Fw:Books

Hush: Israel Palestine 2000–2014
Noa Ben-Shalom
Publisher: Sternthal Books

Walk This Way
Sophie Bramly
Publisher: Galerie 213

Fire in Cairo
Matthew Connors
Publisher: SPBH Editions

Ser Sangre
Iñaki Domingo
Publisher: RM Verlag/La Kursala/Here Press

Landmark
J. W. Fisher and J. T. Leonard
Publisher: Daylight

Ramps, Pools, Ponds and Pipes
Dominic Forde
Self-published

Hold the Line
Siegfried Hansen
Publisher: Verlag Kettler

Transmission
Lucy Helton
Publisher: Silas Finch

A Geological Index of the Landscape
Benoît Jeannet
Self-published

Paper Planes
Sjoerd Knibbeler
Publisher: Fw:Books

5 PTOHOGRAHPIES—40 × 28 CM
Madeleine Kotte and Cornelius de Bill Baboul
Publisher: The Ptohograhpies

You Haven’t Seen Their Faces
Daniel Mayrit
Publisher: Riot Books

Anna Konda
Katarzyna Mazur
Publisher: dienacht Publishing

Jean-Jaurès
Gilles Raynaldy
Publisher: Purpose Éditions

Greetings from Auschwitz
Paweł Szypulski
Publisher: Edition Patrick Frey/Foundation for Visual Arts

Mass
Hiroshi Takizawa
Publisher: Newfave

Now Will Not Be With Us Forever
Maurice van Es
Publisher: RVB Books

My Lens, Our Ferguson
Adrian Octavius Walker
Self-published

Brick Yard
Akihito Yoshida
Self-published

The short-listed titles for Photography Catalogue of the Year are:

A Guide for the Protection of the Public in Peacetime
Timothy Prus, Ed Jones, and David Alan Mellor
Publisher: Archive of Modern Conflict

Beastly/Tierisch
Duncan Forbes, Matthias Gabi, and Daniela Janser
Publisher: Spector Books/Fotomuseum Winterthur

Images of Conviction: The Construction of Visual Evidence
Diane Dufour
with the contributions of Christian Delage, Thomas Keenan, Tomasz Kizny, Luce Lebart, Jennifer Mnookin, Anthony Petiteau, Eric Stover, Eyal Weizman
Publisher: Le Bal/Éditions Xavier Barral

TR Ericsson: Crackle & Drag TR Ericsson, Arnaud Gerspacher, and Barbara Tannenbaum
Publisher: Yale University Press/Cleveland Museum of Art

William Eggleston: A Cor Americana
Thyago Nogueira
Publisher: Instituto Moreira Salles

Jurors’ Special Mention:
Chizu (The Map)
Kikuji Kawada
Publisher: Akio Nagasawa

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