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The 2014 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Exhibitions


The following photographs by Max Mikulecky © Aperture Foundation


The following images courtesy IMAgallery, Tokyo


The 2014 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Short List is now on view at two exhibitions, in New York and Tokyo. The New York presentation at Aperture Gallery opened December 13 and will remain on view until January 29, while a simultaneous exhibition in Tokyo at the Ima Concept Store runs through January 18. Both exhibitions offer in-depth looks at the winning titles of the Photobook Awards, given out by Aperture Foundation and the Paris Photo art fair since 2011.

Here, at Aperture’s own gallery, visitors can page through the books in a presentation in a small, intimate gallery setting, where they can also find free copies of The PhotoBook Review, Aperture’s biannual publication dedicated to the photo book, which features in-depth profiles of each listed book. At Ima Concept Store’s one-month exhibition in Roppongi, Tokyo, the 95 selected books selected for the shortlist during the past three years appear alongside a showing of prints from inside their pages. Click through the slideshow above for installation views of the Aperture exhibition, then at the Ima Concept Store.

The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with prizes in three categories. The initial short-list selection was made by Julien Frydman, director of Paris Photo;Todd Hido, photographer and photobook maker; Lesley A. Martin, publisher of the Aperture Foundation book program and of The PhotoBook Review; Mutsuko Ota, editorial director ofIMA magazine; and Anne Wilkes Tucker, photography curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The short list was first announced by Hido at NY Art Book Fair on September 26, 2014.


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