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The Photobook Awards

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
Murray Ballard
GOST Books

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
Yannick Bouillis
Self-published

Dark Archives: 1-41
Andre Bradley
Image Text Ithaca Press

FIRST PHOTOBOOK AWARD WINNER: Libyan Sugar
Michael Christopher Brown
Twin Palms Publishers

The Naming of a River
Cheng Xinhao
Jiazazhi Press

Magic Party Place
CJ Clarke
Kehrer Verlag

Black Is the Day, Black is the Night
Amy Elkins
Self-published

A House Without a Roof
Adam Golfer
Booklyn

Lost Coast
Curran Hatleberg
TBW Books

Foreigner: Migration into Europe 2015-2016
John Radcliffe Studio
Self-published

Astres Noirs
Katrin Koenning et Sarker Protick
Chose Commune

Event Horizon
Quentin Lacombe
Self-published

Sugar Paper Theories
Jack Latham
Here Press and The Photographers’ Gallery, London, 2016

Dear Clark: Portrait of a Con Man
Sara-Lena Maierhofer
Drittel Books

Tokyo
Sohei Nishino
amana

Summer Days Staten Island
Christine Osinski
Damiani Editore

00A
Dominique Somers
Art Paper Editions

How We End.
Kate Stone and Hannah Schneider
Self-published

Estamos Buscando A (We’re Looking For)
Paul Turounet
Self-published

PHOTOBOOK OF THE YEAR

The Meadow
Barbara Bosworth and Margot Anne Kelley
Radius Books

Looking for Alice
Siân Davey
Trolley Books

End.
Eamonn Doyle
D1

PHOTOBOOK OF THE YEAR - JUROR'S SPECIAL MENTION: An Other View of the Berlin Wall
Annett Gröschner and Arwed Messmer
Hatje Cantz

PHOTOBOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER: ZZYZX
Gregory Halpern
MACK

The Democratic Forest
Mark Holborn and William Eggleston III
Steidl

Berenice Abbott : Paris Portraits, 1925-1930
Ron Kurtz and Hank O’Neal
Steidl and Commerce Graphics

The Epic Love Story of a Warrior
Peter Puklus
SPBH Editions

Parallel Encyclopedia #2
Batia Suter
Roma Publications

Little North Road: Africa in China
Daniel Traub, Wu Yong Fu, and Zeng Xian Fang
Kehrer Verlag

CATALOGUE OF THE YEAR

a Handful of Dust : From the Cosmic to the Domestic *
David Campany*
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).

In partership with
the 35 selected  books, in 3 categories © Yi Huang
the 35 selected books, in 3 categories © Yi Huang
The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2016
The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2016
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