• 10-14 NOV 2021
  • GRAND PALAIS, PARIS

2020 PROGRAM

PARIS PHOTO – APERTURE FOUNDATION PHOTOBOOK AWARDS  

Awards

Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation, in partnership with DELPIRE & CO, announce the shortlist for the 2020 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the photobook’s contributions to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year.


This year’s shortlist selection was made by a jury comprising:

- Joshua Chuang (New York Public Library),
- Lesley A. Martin (Aperture Foundation),
- Sarah Hermanson Meister (MoMA),
- Susan Meiselas (photographer, Magnum Foundation),
- Oluremi C. Onabanjo (independent curator and historian).


Discover the shortlist below.

3 AWARD CATEGORIES

THE FIRST PHOTOBOOK PRIZE

Stephen Berkman
Predicting the Past—Zohar Studios: The Lost Years
Hat & Beard Press, Los Angeles


Judith Black
Pleasant Street
STANLEY/BARKER, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom


Soumya Sankar Bose
Where the Birds Never Sing
Red Turtle Photobook (self-published), Kolkata, India


Maryna Brodovska
My Dear Vira
Self-published, Kyiv, Ukraine


June Canedo de Souza
Mara Kuya
Small Editions (self-published), Brooklyn


Ronghui Chen
Freezing Land
Jiazazhi Press, Ningbo, China


Ryan Debolski
LIKE
Gnomic Book, Brooklyn


Caroline & Cyril Desroche
Los Angeles Standards
Poursuite, Paris


Buck Ellison
Living Trust
Loose Joints Publishing, Marseille, France


Charlie Engman
MOM
Edition Patrick Frey, Zurich


Zahara Gomez Lucini
Recetario para la memoria
Self-published, Mexico City


Jessica Ingram
Road through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill


Janna Ireland
Regarding Paul R. Williams: A Photographer’s View
Angel City Press, Santa Monica, California


Francesca Leonardi
’O Post Mio
Postcart Edizioni, Rome


Yael Martinez
La casa que sangra
KWY Ediciones, Lima, Peru


Sara Perovic
My Father’s Legs
J&L Books, New York


Fabio Ponzio
East of Nowhere
Thames & Hudson, London


Agnieszka Sejud
HOAX
Self-published, Wrocław, Poland


Diana Tamane
Flower Smuggler
Art Paper Editions, Ghent, Belgium


Efrem Zelony-Mindell
n e w f l e s h
Gnomic Book, Brooklyn

THE PHOTOBOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE

Carolyn Drake
Knit Club
TBW Books, Oakland, California

Samuel Fosso
Autoportrait
Walther Collection, New York, and Steidl, Göttingen, Germany


Takashi Homma
Symphony—Mushrooms from the Forest, 
Case Publishing, Tokyo


Thomas Kuijpers
Hoarder Order
Fw:Books, Amsterdam


Adam Lach and Dyba Lach

How to Rejuvenate an Eagle
Self-published, Warsaw


Edgar Martins

What Photography & Incarceration Have in Common with an Empty Vase The Moth House, 
Bedford, United Kingdomv

 

Orbita
Glass Strenči
Orbita and The Latvian Museum of Photography,
Riga, Latvia


Gloria Oyarzabal

Woman Go No’Gree
Editorial RM, Barcelona, and Images Vevey,
Switzerland


Luis Carlos Tovar

Jardín de mi Padre
Editorial RM, Barcelona, and Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland


Cemre Yeşil Gönenli

Hayal & Hakikat: A Handbook of Forgiveness & A Handbook of Punishment
GOST Books, London, and FiLBooks, Istanbul

THE PHOTOGRAPHY CATALOGUE OF THE YEAR PRIZE

Anne Turyn: Top Stories
Elena Cheprakova and Kirsten Weiss, eds.
Weiss Berlin, Berlin


African Cosmologies: Photography, Time, and the Other
Steven Evans, Max Fields, and Mark Sealy, eds.
Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam, and FotoFest, Houston


Bill Brandt | Henry Moore
Martina Droth and Paul Messier, eds.
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut


Hommage à Moï Ver, The Ghetto Lane in Wilna (Schaubücher 27): 65 Pictures by M. Vorobeichic
Sigutė Chlebinskaitė, Mindaugas Kvietkauskas, and Nissan N. Perez, eds.
Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, Vilnius


Imagining Everyday Life: Engagements with Vernacular Photography
Tina M. Campt, Marianne Hirsch, Gil Hochberg, and Brian Wallis, eds.
Walther Collection, New York, and Steidl, Göttingen, Germany