PHOTOBOOK AWARDS 2021

ENTRIES ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED

Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation are pleased to announce the 2021 edition of The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year.

For more information visit www.aperture.org/photobookawards

- FIRST PHOTOBOOK PRIZE

A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first finished, publicly available photobook is judged to be the best of the year. Twenty books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.


- THE PHOTOBOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE
This prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s), and publisher responsible, for the photobook judged to be the best of the year. Ten books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

- THE PHOTOGRAPHY CATALOGUE OF THE YEAR PRIZE
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 books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The jury for the shortlist is comprised of Emilie Boone (Art Historian), Sonel Breslav (Director of Fairs and Editions, Printed Matter),  Darius Himes (International Head of Photographs, Christie's), Jody Quon (Director of Photography, New York Magazine), Lesley A. Martin (Creative Director, Aperture Foundation). 

TIME FRAME

June 1, 2021: Call for entries is open for submissions.
September 10, 2021: Deadline to submit
October 1, 2021: Announcement of shortlist
November 12, 2021: Announcement of winners