June 1, 2021
CALL FOR ENTRIES - PHOTOBOOK AWARDS 2021
CALL OPEN UNTIL 10TH SEPTEMBER 2021
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
THE 3 CATEGORIES
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). The final jury will be announced at a later date.
The shortlisted books, accompanied by the jury’s comments, will be featured in the fall 2019 edition of The PhotoBook Review issue 015 (published by Aperture Foundation), to be released at Paris Photo.
The winners will be announced Friday, November 8, 2019 at Paris Photo.
HOW TO ENTER
Publishers, photographers, and institutions may enter online at https://contests.picter.com/2021-paris-photoaperture-foundation-photobook-awards/ beginning June 1, 2021. Entries will not be accepted after September 10, 2021 (12:00 noon EST, 4:00pm UTC).
The awards will be judged in two stages. An initial jury will meet in New York to select the shortlisted entries in all three categories. The final winners will be decided by a separate jury that will meet in Paris immediately before Paris Photo begins. The initial jury will include representatives of both Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation, and the final jury will include neither.
Shortlist announced: September 24, 2021
Winners announced: November 12, 2021