Celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photographyParis Photo and Aperture Foundation are pleased to announce the 2016 edition of The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.
The shortlisted books will be profiled in issue 011 of The PhotoBook Review, Aperture’s biannual publication dedicated to the consideration of the photobook, to be released in November 2016 at Paris Photo. Copies will also be available at Aperture Gallery and Bookstore, as well as distributed with Aperture magazine and through other distribution partners.
A final jury in Paris will select the winners for all three prizes, which will be revealed at Paris Photo on Friday, November 11, 2016.
The First PhotoBook Prize of $10,000 will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first photobook is judged to be best of the year.
The PhotoBook of the Year Prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s), and publisher responsible, for the photobook judged to be the best of the year.
The Photography Catalogue of the Year Prize will be awarded to the publication, publisher, and/or organizing institution(s) responsible for the exhibition catalogue or museum publication judged to be the best of the year.
Daniel Mayrit: You Haven’t Seen Their Faces
Daniel Mayrit won the 2015 First PhotoBook Award for You Haven’t Seen Their Faces printed by RIOT BOOKS, Madrid, 2015
Designed by Verónica Fieiras and Daniel Mayrit
Annette Behrens / Noa Ben-Shalom /Sophie Bramly / Matthew Connors / Iñaki Domingo / J. W. Fisher and J. T. Leonard / Dominic Forde / Siegfried Hansen / Lucy Helton / Benoît Jeannet / Sjoerd Knibbeler / Madeleine Kotte and Cornelius de Bill Baboul / Katarzyna Mazur / Gilles Raynaldy / Paweł Szypulski / Hiroshi Takizawa / Maurice van Es / Adrian Octavius Walker / Akihito YoshidaView video overview
Thomas Mailaender: Illustrated People
Photographer Thomas Mailaender won the 2015 PhotoBook of the Year award for Illustrated People printed by Archive of Modern Conflict and RVB Books, 2014
Designed by Thomas Mailaender and Rémi Faucheux
Anthony Cairns / Dana Lixenberg / Mike Mandel / Tod Papageorge / Christian Patterson / Fazal Sheikh / Will Steacy / Daisuke Yokota / Xu YongView video overview
Diane Dufour and Xavier Barral: Images of Conviction: The Construction of Visual Evidence
Diane Dufour and Xavier Barral won the 2015 Photography Catalogue of the Year Award for Images of Conviction: The Construction of Visual Evidence printed by LE BAL and Éditions Xavier Barral, Paris, 2015
Designed by Coline Aguettaz and Xavier Barral
TR Ericsson, Arnaud Gerspacher, and Barbara Tannenbaum / Duncan Forbes, Matthias Gabi, and Daniela Janser / Thyago Noguiera / Timothy Prus, Ed Jones, and David Alan MellorView video overview
The fourth annual Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards shortlist is on view through May 28, 2016
A video highlighting the books featured in the 2014 PhotoBook Awards Short List.
A video highlighting the twenty books included in the First PhotoBook Award 2013 shortlist.
A video highlighting the ten books included in the PhotoBook of the Year Award 2013 shortlist.