The Photobook Awards
Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation announce the 5th edition of The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.
THE FIRST PHOTOBOOK AWARD WINNER: LIBYAN SUGAR BY Michael Christopher Brown, Twin Palms Publishers
A $10,000 prize is awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first finished, publicly available photobook is judged to be the best of the year. Twenty books are selected for the shortlist.
PHOTOBOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER: ZZYZX by Gregory Halpern, MACK
This prize is awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s), and publisher responsible, for the photobook judged to be the best of the year. Ten books are selected for the shortlist.
Annett Gröschner and Arwed Messmer: An Other View of the Berlin Wall (Hatje Cantz) receives the juror's special mention.
PHOTOGRAPHY CATALOGUE OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER: Wojciech Zamecznik : Photo-graphics by Karolina Puchala-Rojek and Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska, Fundacja Archeologia Fotografii
Awarded to the publication, publisher, and/or organizing institution responsible for the exhibition catalogue or museum publication judged to be the best of the year. Five catalogues are selected for the shortlist.
Find the list of the selected books :
- First PhotoBook
The Prospect of Immortality
Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going, Why?
Dan Boardman and Aspen Mays
Houseboat Press and Conveyor Editions
I Absolutely Forbade All Public Photographs of Myself
Dark Archives: 1-41
Image Text Ithaca Press
FIRST PHOTOBOOK AWARD WINNER: Libyan Sugar
Michael Christopher Brown
Twin Palms Publishers
The Naming of a River
Magic Party Place
Black Is the Day, Black is the Night
A House Without a Roof
Foreigner: Migration into Europe 2015-2016
John Radcliffe Studio
Katrin Koenning et Sarker Protick
Sugar Paper Theories
Here Press and The Photographers’ Gallery, London, 2016
Dear Clark: Portrait of a Con Man
Summer Days Staten Island
Art Paper Editions
How We End.
Kate Stone and Hannah Schneider
Estamos Buscando A (We’re Looking For)
- PHOTOBOOK OF THE YEAR
Barbara Bosworth and Margot Anne Kelley
Looking for Alice
PHOTOBOOK OF THE YEAR - JUROR'S SPECIAL MENTION: An Other View of the Berlin Wall
Annett Gröschner and Arwed Messmer
PHOTOBOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER: ZZYZX
The Democratic Forest
Mark Holborn and William Eggleston III
Berenice Abbott : Paris Portraits, 1925-1930
Ron Kurtz and Hank O’Neal
Steidl and Commerce Graphics
The Epic Love Story of a Warrior
Parallel Encyclopedia #2
Little North Road: Africa in China
Daniel Traub, Wu Yong Fu, and Zeng Xian Fang
- CATALOGUE OF THE YEAR
a Handful of Dust : From the Cosmic to the Domestic *
LE BAL and MACK
PHOTOGRAPHY CATALOGUE OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER: Wojciech Zamecznik : Photo-graphics
Karolina Puchala-Rojek and Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska
Fundacja Archeologia Fotografii
Werker 2-A Spoken History of the Young Worker
Marc Roig Blesa and Rogier Delfos
Foundation for Visual Arts and Fotomuseum Winterthur, Kraków, Poland, and Winterthur, Switzerland, 2016
Robert Mapplethorpe : The Archive
Frances Terpak and Michelle Brunnick
Getty Research Institute
Moholy-Nagy: Future Present
Matthew S. Witkovsky, Carol S. Eliel, and Karole P. B. Vail
Art Institute of Chicago
*David Campany recused himself from the shortlist jury’s discussions of this title
- PRE JURY & JURY MEMBERS
The shortlist selection was made by Ann-Christin Bertrand (Curator, C/O Berlin), David Campany* (Independent Curator and Writer), Lesley A. Martin (Creative Director, Aperture Foundation and Publisher "The PhotoBook Review"), Dr Rebecca Senf (Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona, and the Norton Family Curator of Photography, Phoenix Art Museum) and Christoph Wiesner (Artistic Director, Paris Photo).
The shortlisted books, accompanied by the jury’s comments, will be featured in the fall 2016 edition of "The PhotoBook Review" (issue 011), a bi-annual publication created by Aperture and distributed during the Fair.
An exhibition of the thirty-five shortlisted books, chosen by an international jury, will be presented in the PhotoBook section. The final jury in Paris includes Paul Graham (Photographer), Jens Hoffmann (Writer and Curator), Agnés Sire (Director Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson), Katja Stuke (Artist, Curator and Editor) and Thomas Zander (Gallerist). The winners will be announced at Paris Photo, November 11 at 1pm.
The exhibition will subsequently travel to New York among other venues.” Par “The exhibition will travel subsequently to the Ivorypress, Madrid (November 29, 2016 – January 19, 2017), the Aperture Gallery, New York (December 10, 2016 – February 4, 2017), the Düsseldorf Photo Weekend, Germany (February 3–5, 2017), the Palm Springs Photo Festival, California (May 7-12, 2017), the Lumière Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow (May 2017), the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle, Switzerland (June 17– October 15, 2017) and the College of Art and Design, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (August 25– October 21, 2017).