The Photobook Review

The 2018 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist

Aperture and Paris Photo are pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2018 PhotoBook Awards.

The shortlist selection was made by Lucy Gallun, associate curator in the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art; Kristen Lubben, executive director of the Magnum Foundation; Yasufumi Nakamori, PhD, incoming senior curator of international art (photography) at Tate Modern, London; Lesley A. Martin, creative director of Aperture Foundation and publisher of The PhotoBook Review; and Christoph Wiesner, artistic director of Paris Photo.

Established in 2012, the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, Photography Catalogue of the Year, and PhotoBook of the Year.

FIRST_EXILES_01

Edén Bernal, Exilios (Exiles) (Inframundo) Mexico City

FIRST_EXILES_02

Edén Bernal, Exilios (Exiles) (Inframundo) Mexico City

FIRST_Caravia_01

Nacho Caravia, Mamá (Self-published) Barcelona, Spain

FIRST_Caravia_02

Nacho Caravia, Mamá (Self-published) Barcelona, Spain

FIRST_INTERIORS_01

M L Casteel, American Interiors (Dewi Lewis Publishing) Stockport, England

FIRST_INTERIORS_02

M L Casteel, American Interiors (Dewi Lewis Publishing) Stockport, England

FIRST_Edmonds_02

John Edmonds, Higher, (Capricious Publishing) New York

FIRST_Edmonds_022

John Edmonds, Higher, (Capricious Publishing) New York

FIRST_JASPER_01

Matthew Genitempo, Jasper, (Twin Palms Publishers) Santa Fe

FIRST_JASPER_02

Matthew Genitempo, Jasper, (Twin Palms Publishers) Santa Fe

FIRST_Glassberg_01

Julie Glassberg, Due to unforeseen circumstances, this book has no title (Bike Kill) (ceiba editions) Siena, Italy

FIRST_Glassberg_02

Julie Glassberg, Due to unforeseen circumstances, this book has no title (Bike Kill) (ceiba editions) Siena, Italy

FIRST_GUPTA_01

Soham Gupta, Angst (AKINA Books) London

FIRST_GUPTA_02

Soham Gupta, Angst (AKINA Books) London

FIRST_TINA_01

Yann Haeberlin, Tina(?) (Self-published) Geneva, Switzerland

FIRST_TINA_02

Yann Haeberlin, Tina(?) (Self-published) Geneva, Switzerland

FIRST_False_positives_01

Esther Hovers, False Positives (Fw:Books) Amsterdam

FIRST_False_positives_02

Esther Hovers, False Positives (Fw:Books) Amsterdam

FIRST_Call-Him_01

Maria Kapajeva, You can call him another man (Kaunas Photography Gallery) Kaunas, Lithuania

FIRST_Call-Him_02

Maria Kapajeva, You can call him another man (Kaunas Photography Gallery) Kaunas, Lithuania

FIRST_EYES_01

Mariken Kramer, The Eyes That Fix You in a Formulated Phrase (Multipress) Oslo, Norway

FIRST_EYES_02

Mariken Kramer, The Eyes That Fix You in a Formulated Phrase (Multipress) Oslo, Norway

FIRST_PIXIE_01

Pixy Liao, Experimental Relationship Vol. 1 (Jiazazhi Press) Ningbo, China

FIRST_PIXIE_02

Pixy Liao, Experimental Relationship Vol. 1 (Jiazazhi Press) Ningbo, China

FIRST_County-Women_01

Margo Ovcharenko, Country of Women (Empty Stretch) Moscow

FIRST_County-Women_02

Margo Ovcharenko, Country of Women (Empty Stretch) Moscow

FIRST_Forgotton-Archives_01

Nicolas Polli, Ferox, The Forgotten Archives (1976–2010) (Ciao Press) Lausanne, Switzerland, and (Skinnerboox) Jesi, Italy

FIRST_Forgotton-Archives_02

Nicolas Polli, Ferox, The Forgotten Archives (1976–2010) (Ciao Press) Lausanne, Switzerland, and (Skinnerboox) Jesi, Italy

FIRST_IRAN_01

Laurence Rasti, There Are No Homosexuals in Iran (Edition Patrick Frey) Zürich, Switzerland

FIRST_IRAN_02

Laurence Rasti, There Are No Homosexuals in Iran (Edition Patrick Frey) Zürich, Switzerland

FIRST_Sethi_01

Nick Sethi, Khichdi (Kitchari) (Dashwood Books) New York

FIRST_Sethi_02

Nick Sethi, Khichdi (Kitchari) (Dashwood Books) New York

FIRST_PIEDRA_01

Clara de Tezanos, Piedra-Padre, Universo (Self-published) Guatemala City

FIRST_PIEDRA_03

Clara de Tezanos, Piedra-Padre, Universo (Self-published) Guatemala City

FIRST_WALTERS_01

Jo Ann Walters, Wood River Blue Pool and Blue Pool Cecilia (Image Text Ithaca) New York

FIRST_WALTERS_02

Jo Ann Walters, Wood River Blue Pool and Blue Pool Cecilia (Image Text Ithaca) New York

FIRST_WEB_01

Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, One Wall a Web (Roma Publications) Amsterdam

FIRST_WEB_03

Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, One Wall a Web (Roma Publications) Amsterdam

FIRST_GUTS_01

Masaki Yamamoto, GUTS (Zen Foto Gallery) Tokyo

FIRST_GUTS_03

Masaki Yamamoto, GUTS (Zen Foto Gallery) Tokyo

CAT_Shiga_01

Lieko Shiga, Blind Date Exhibition (T&M Projects) Tokyo

CAT_Shiga_03

Lieko Shiga, Blind Date Exhibition (T&M Projects) Tokyo

CAT Corpo 01

Thyago Nogueira, ed., Bárbara Wagner, Garapa Collective, Jonathas de Andrade, Letícia Ramos, Mídia Ninja, and Sofia Borges, Body Against Body: The Battle of Images, from Photography to Live Streaming (Instituto Moreira Salles) São Paulo, Brazil

CAT_Corpo_03

Thyago Nogueira, ed., Bárbara Wagner, Garapa Collective, Jonathas de Andrade, Letícia Ramos, Mídia Ninja, and Sofia Borges, Body Against Body: The Battle of Images, from Photography to Live Streaming (Instituto Moreira Salles) São Paulo, Brazil

CAT_SCHULZ_01

Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, The Land in Between (MACK) London

CAT_SCHULZ_02

Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, The Land in Between (MACK) London

CAT_Mann_01

Sarah Greenough and Sarah Kennel, Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings (National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, in association with Abrams, New York)

CAT_Mann_02

Sarah Greenough and Sarah Kennel, Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings (National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, in association with Abrams, New York)

CAT_Meiselas_01

Susan Meiselas, A View of a Room (Here Press) London

CAT_Meiselas_02

Susan Meiselas, A View of a Room (Here Press) London

YEAR_Abril_

Laia Abril, On Abortion (Dewi Lewis Publishing) Stockport, England

YEAR_Abril_02

Laia Abril, On Abortion (Dewi Lewis Publishing) Stockport, England

YEAR_Berman_01

Nina Berman and Kimberly Stevens, An autobiography of Miss Wish (Kehrer Verlag) Heidelberg, Germany

YEAR_Berman_02

Nina Berman and Kimberly Stevens, An autobiography of Miss Wish (Kehrer Verlag) Heidelberg, Germany

YEAR_Bey_01

Dawoud Bey, Seeing Deeply (University of Texas Press) Austin

YEAR_Bey_02

Dawoud Bey, Seeing Deeply (University of Texas Press) Austin

YEAR_Calle_01

Sophie Calle, Parce que (Éditions Xavier Barral) Paris

YEAR_Calle_03

Sophie Calle, Parce que (Éditions Xavier Barral) Paris

YEAR_Catiere_01

Alexandra Catiere, Behind the Glass (Chose Commune) Paris

YEAR_Catiere_03

Alexandra Catiere, Behind the Glass (Chose Commune) Paris

YEAR_FUKASE_01

Masahisa Fukase, Simon Baker, and Tomo Kosuga, Masahisa Fukase (Éditions Xavier Barral) Paris

YEAR_FUKASE_03

Masahisa Fukase, Simon Baker, and Tomo Kosuga, Masahisa Fukase (Éditions Xavier Barral) Paris

YEAR_Look_01

Sohrab Hura, Look It’s Getting Sunny Outside!!! (Ugly Dog [Self-published)]) Delhi, India

Year_Look_02

Sohrab Hura, Look It’s Getting Sunny Outside!!! (Ugly Dog [Self-published)]) Delhi, India

YEAR_Meeks_01

Raymond Meeks, Halfstory Halflife (Chose Commune) Paris

YEAR_Meeks_02

Raymond Meeks, Halfstory Halflife (Chose Commune) Paris

YEAR_Winnat_01

Carmen Winant, My Birth (Self Publish, Be Happy Editions) London

YEAR_Winnat_02

Carmen Winant, My Birth (Self Publish, Be Happy Editions) London

YEAR_Yokota_01

Daisuke Yokota, Inversion (Akio Nagasawa Publishing) Tokyo

YEAR_Yokota_02

Daisuke Yokota, Inversion (Akio Nagasawa Publishing) Tokyo

JSC_01

Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes, The Sweet Flypaper of Life (First Print Press) New York
Originally published 1955; reissued in paperback

JSC_02

Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes, The Sweet Flypaper of Life (First Print Press) New York
Originally published 1955; reissued in paperback

First PhotoBook

Edén Bernal
Exilios (Exiles)
Publisher: Inframundo, Mexico City

Nacho Caravia
Mamá
Publisher: Self-published, Barcelona, Spain

M L Casteel
American Interiors
Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing, Stockport, England

John Edmonds
Higher
Publisher: Capricious Publishing, New York

Matthew Genitempo
Jasper
Publisher: Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe

Julie Glassberg
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this book has no title (Bike Kill)
Publisher: ceiba editions, Siena, Italy

Soham Gupta
Angst
Publisher: AKINA Books, London

Yann Haeberlin
Tina(?)
Publisher: Self-published, Geneva, Switzerland

Esther Hovers
False Positives
Publisher: Fw:Books, Amsterdam

Maria Kapajeva
You can call him another man
Publisher: Kaunas Photography Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania

Mariken Kramer
The Eyes That Fix You in a Formulated Phrase
Publisher: Multipress, Oslo, Norway

Pixy Liao
Experimental Relationship Vol. 1
Publisher: Jiazazhi Press, Ningbo, China

Margo Ovcharenko
Country of Women
Publisher: Empty Stretch, Moscow

Nicolas Polli
Ferox, The Forgotten Archives (1976–2010)
Publisher: Ciao Press, Lausanne, Switzerland, and Skinnerboox, Jesi, Italy

Laurence Rasti
There Are No Homosexuals in Iran
Publisher: Edition Patrick Frey, Zürich, Switzerland

Nick Sethi
Khichdi (Kitchari)
Publisher: Dashwood Books, New York

Clara de Tezanos
Piedra-Padre, Universo
Publisher: Self-published, Guatemala City

Jo Ann Walters
Wood River Blue Pool and Blue Pool Cecilia
Publisher: Image Text Ithaca, New York

Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa
One Wall a Web
Publisher: Roma Publications, Amsterdam

Masaki Yamamoto
GUTS
Publisher: Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo

Photography Catalogue of the Year

Blind Date Exhibition
Lieko Shiga
Publisher: T&M Projects, Tokyo

Body Against Body: The Battle of Images, from Photography to Live Streaming
Thyago Nogueira, ed., Bárbara Wagner, Garapa Collective, Jonathas de Andrade, Letícia Ramos, Mídia Ninja, and Sofia Borges
Publisher: Instituto Moreira Salles, São Paulo, Brazil

The Land in Between
Ursula Schulz-Dornburg
Publisher: MACK, London

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings
Sarah Greenough and Sarah Kennel
Publisher: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, in association with Abrams, New York

A View of a Room
Susan Meiselas
Publisher: Here Press, London

PhotoBook of the Year

Laia Abril
On Abortion
Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing, Stockport, England

Nina Berman and Kimberly Stevens
An autobiography of Miss Wish
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany

Dawoud Bey
Seeing Deeply
Publisher: University of Texas Press, Austin

Sophie Calle
Parce que
Publisher: Éditions Xavier Barral, Paris

Alexandra Catiere
Behind the Glass
Publisher: Chose Commune, Paris

Masahisa Fukase, Simon Baker, and Tomo Kosuga
Masahisa Fukase
Publisher: Éditions Xavier Barral, Paris

Sohrab Hura
Look It’s Getting Sunny Outside!!!
Publisher: Ugly Dog (Self-published), Delhi, India

Raymond Meeks
Halfstory Halflife
Publisher: Chose Commune, Paris

Carmen Winant
My Birth
Publisher: Self Publish, Be Happy Editions, London

Daisuke Yokota
Inversion
Publisher: Akio Nagasawa Publishing, Tokyo

Jurors’ Special Mention

The Sweet Flypaper of Life
Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes
Originally published 1955; reissued in paperback
Publisher: First Print Press, New York

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