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PhotoBook Awards 2019 Shortlist Books

The 2019 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist

Aperture and Paris Photo are pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2019 PhotoBook Awards.

Cover, Marwan Bassiouni, New Dutch Views (Lecturis) Eindhoven, Netherlands

Marwan Bassiouni, New Dutch Views (Lecturis) Eindhoven, Netherlands

Spread, Marwan Bassiouni, New Dutch Views (Lecturis) Eindhoven, Netherlands

Marwan Bassiouni, New Dutch Views (Lecturis) Eindhoven, Netherlands

Cover, Michele Borzoni, Workforce (L’Artiere) Bologna, Italy

Michele Borzoni, Workforce (L’Artiere) Bologna, Italy

Spread, Michele Borzoni, Workforce (L’Artiere) Bologna, Italy

Michele Borzoni, Workforce (L’Artiere) Bologna, Italy

Cover, Juan Brenner, Tonatiuh (Editorial RM) Barcelona

Juan Brenner, Tonatiuh (Editorial RM) Barcelona

Spread, Juan Brenner, Tonatiuh (Editorial RM) Barcelona

Juan Brenner, Tonatiuh (Editorial RM) Barcelona

Cover, Ben Brody, Attention Servicemember (Red Hook Editions) Brooklyn

Ben Brody, Attention Servicemember (Red Hook Editions) Brooklyn

Spread, Ben Brody, Attention Servicemember (Red Hook Editions) Brooklyn

Ben Brody, Attention Servicemember (Red Hook Editions) Brooklyn

Cover, Maisie Cousins, Rubbish, Dipping Sauce, Grass Peonie Bum (Trolley Books) London

Maisie Cousins, Rubbish, Dipping Sauce, Grass Peonie Bum (Trolley Books) London

Spread, Maisie Cousins, Rubbish, Dipping Sauce, Grass Peonie Bum (Trolley Books) London

Maisie Cousins, Rubbish, Dipping Sauce, Grass Peonie Bum (Trolley Books) London

Spread, Maja Daniels, Elf Dalia (MACK) London

Maja Daniels, Elf Dalia (MACK) London

Cover, Maja Daniels, Elf Dalia (MACK) London

Maja Daniels, Elf Dalia (MACK) London

Cover, Federico Estol, Héroes del Brillo (Hormigón Armado and El Ministerio Ediciones) La Paz, Bolivia

Federico Estol, Héroes del Brillo (Hormigón Armado and El Ministerio Ediciones) La Paz, Bolivia

Spread, Federico Estol, Héroes del Brillo (Hormigón Armado and El Ministerio Ediciones) La Paz, Bolivia

Federico Estol, Héroes del Brillo (Hormigón Armado and El Ministerio Ediciones) La Paz, Bolivia

Cover, Tania Franco Klein, Positive Disintegration (Editions Bessard) Paris

Tania Franco Klein, Positive Disintegration (Editions Bessard) Paris

Spread, Tania Franco Klein, Positive Disintegration (Editions Bessard) Paris

Tania Franco Klein, Positive Disintegration (Editions Bessard) Paris

Cover, Gao Shan, The Eighth Day (Imageless, Wuxi) China

Gao Shan, The Eighth Day (Imageless, Wuxi) China

Spread, Gao Shan, The Eighth Day (Imageless, Wuxi) China

Gao Shan, The Eighth Day (Imageless, Wuxi) China

Cover, Andres Gonzalez, American Origami (Fw:Books) Amsterdam

Andres Gonzalez, American Origami (Fw:Books/Light Work) Amsterdam

Spread, Andres Gonzalez, American Origami (Fw:Books) Amsterdam

Andres Gonzalez, American Origami (Fw:Books/Light Work) Amsterdam

Cover, Bardhi Haliti, May 25 is now October 1 (Cpress) Zürich

Bardhi Haliti, May 25 is now October 1 (Cpress) Zürich

Spread, Bardhi Haliti, May 25 is now October 1 (Cpress) Zürich

Bardhi Haliti, May 25 is now October 1 (Cpress) Zürich

Cover, Csilla Klenyanszki, Pillars of Home (Self-published) Amsterdam

Csilla Klenyanszki, Pillars of Home (Self-published) Amsterdam

Spread, Csilla Klenyanszki, Pillars of Home (Self-published) Amsterdam

Csilla Klenyanszki, Pillars of Home (Self-published) Amsterdam

Cover, Lam Pok Yin & Chong Ng, The Untimely Apparatus of Two Amateur Photographers (Jiazazhi) Ningbo, China

Lam Pok Yin & Chong Ng, The Untimely Apparatus of Two Amateur Photographers (Jiazazhi) Ningbo, China

Spread, Lam Pok Yin & Chong Ng, The Untimely Apparatus of Two Amateur Photographers (Jiazazhi) Ningbo, China

Lam Pok Yin & Chong Ng, The Untimely Apparatus of Two Amateur Photographers (Jiazazhi) Ningbo, China

Cover, Guy Martin, The Parallel State (GOST Books) London

Guy Martin, The Parallel State (GOST Books) London

Spread, Guy Martin, The Parallel State (GOST Books) London

Guy Martin, The Parallel State (GOST Books) London

Cover, Justyna Mielnikiewicz, A Ukraine Runs Through It (Pix.house) Poznań, Poland, and Tbilisi, Georgia

Justyna Mielnikiewicz, A Ukraine Runs Through It (Pix.house) Poznań, Poland, and Tbilisi, Georgia

Spread, Justyna Mielnikiewicz, A Ukraine Runs Through It (Pix.house) Poznań, Poland, and Tbilisi, Georgia

Justyna Mielnikiewicz, A Ukraine Runs Through It (Pix.house) Poznań, Poland, and Tbilisi, Georgia

Cover, Drew Nikonowicz, This World and Others Like It (Fw:Books & Yoffy Press) Amsterdam & Atlanta

Drew Nikonowicz, This World and Others Like It (Fw:Books & Yoffy Press) Amsterdam & Atlanta

Spread, Drew Nikonowicz, This World and Others Like It (Fw:Books & Yoffy Press) Amsterdam & Atlanta

Drew Nikonowicz, This World and Others Like It (Fw:Books & Yoffy Press) Amsterdam & Atlanta

Cover, Adam Pape, Dyckman Haze (MACK) London

Adam Pape, Dyckman Haze (MACK) London

Spread, Adam Pape, Dyckman Haze (MACK) London

Adam Pape, Dyckman Haze (MACK) London

Cover, Mimi Plumb, Landfall (TBW Books) Oakland, California

Mimi Plumb, Landfall (TBW Books) Oakland, California

Spread, Mimi Plumb, Landfall (TBW Books) Oakland, California

Mimi Plumb, Landfall (TBW Books) Oakland, California

Cover, Guadalupe Rosales, Map Pointz (Little Big Man Books) Los Angeles

Guadalupe Rosales, Map Pointz (Little Big Man Books) Los Angeles

Spread, Guadalupe Rosales, Map Pointz (Little Big Man Books) Los Angeles

Guadalupe Rosales, Map Pointz (Little Big Man Books) Los Angeles

Cover, Karla Hiraldo Voleau, Hola Mi Amol (SPBH Editions & ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne) London & Renens, Switzerland

Karla Hiraldo Voleau, Hola Mi Amol (SPBH Editions & ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne) London & Renens, Switzerland

Spread, Karla Hiraldo Voleau, Hola Mi Amol (SPBH Editions & ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne) London & Renens, Switzerland

Karla Hiraldo Voleau, Hola Mi Amol (SPBH Editions & ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne) London & Renens, Switzerland

Cover, Claudia Andujar, Claudia Andujar: a luta Yanomami (Instituto Moreira Salles) São Paulo

Claudia Andujar, Claudia Andujar: a luta Yanomami (Instituto Moreira Salles) São Paulo

Spread, Claudia Andujar, Claudia Andujar: a luta Yanomami (Instituto Moreira Salles) São Paulo

Claudia Andujar, Claudia Andujar: a luta Yanomami (Instituto Moreira Salles) São Paulo

Cover, Hannah Darabi, Enghelab Street, A Revolution through Books: Iran 1979–1983 (Spector Books, Leipzig, Germany, and LE BAL, Paris)

Hannah Darabi, Enghelab Street, A Revolution through Books: Iran 1979–1983 (Spector Books, Leipzig, Germany, and LE BAL, Paris)

Spread, Hannah Darabi, Enghelab Street, A Revolution through Books: Iran 1979–1983 (Spector Books, Leipzig, Germany, and LE BAL, Paris)

Hannah Darabi, Enghelab Street, A Revolution through Books: Iran 1979–1983 (Spector Books, Leipzig, Germany, and LE BAL, Paris)

Cover, Michael Jang, Who is Michael Jang? (Atelier Éditions) Los Angeles

Michael Jang, Who is Michael Jang? (Atelier Éditions) Los Angeles

Spread, Michael Jang, Who is Michael Jang? (Atelier Éditions) Los Angeles

Michael Jang, Who is Michael Jang? (Atelier Éditions) Los Angeles

Cover, Larry J. Shaaf, Sun Gardens: Cyanotypes by Anna Atkins (Prestel Publishing) New York

Larry J. Shaaf, Sun Gardens: Cyanotypes by Anna Atkins (Prestel Publishing) New York

Spread, Larry J. Shaaf, Sun Gardens: Cyanotypes by Anna Atkins (Prestel Publishing) New York

Larry J. Shaaf, Sun Gardens: Cyanotypes by Anna Atkins (Prestel Publishing) New York

Cover, Eiko Yamazawa, What I Am Doing (AKAAKA Art Publishing) Kyoto

Eiko Yamazawa, What I Am Doing (AKAAKA Art Publishing) Kyoto

Spread, Eiko Yamazawa, What I Am Doing (AKAAKA Art Publishing) Kyoto

Eiko Yamazawa, What I Am Doing (AKAAKA Art Publishing) Kyoto

Cover, Vince Aletti, Issues: A History of Photography in Fashion Magazines (Phaidon) New York

Vince Aletti, Issues: A History of Photography in Fashion Magazines (Phaidon) New York

Spread, Vince Aletti, Issues: A History of Photography in Fashion Magazines (Phaidon) New York

Vince Aletti, Issues: A History of Photography in Fashion Magazines (Phaidon) New York

Cover, Emi Anrakuji, Balloon Position (AKAAKA Art Publishing) Kyoto

Emi Anrakuji, Balloon Position (AKAAKA Art Publishing) Kyoto

Spread, Emi Anrakuji, Balloon Position (AKAAKA Art Publishing) Kyoto

Emi Anrakuji, Balloon Position (AKAAKA Art Publishing) Kyoto

Cover, George Georgiou, Americans Parade [BB Editions (Self-published)] Folkestone, United Kingdom

George Georgiou, Americans Parade [BB Editions (Self-published)] Folkestone, United Kingdom

Spread, George Georgiou, Americans Parade [BB Editions (Self-published)] Folkestone, United Kingdom

George Georgiou, Americans Parade [BB Editions (Self-published)] Folkestone, United Kingdom

Cover, Sunil Gupta, Christopher Street, 1976 (STANLEY/BARKER) London

Sunil Gupta, Christopher Street, 1976 (STANLEY/BARKER) London

Spread, Sunil Gupta, Christopher Street, 1976 (STANLEY/BARKER) London

Sunil Gupta, Christopher Street, 1976 (STANLEY/BARKER) London

Cover, Sohrab Hura, The Coast [Ugly Dog (Self-published)] New Delhi, India

Sohrab Hura, The Coast [Ugly Dog (Self-published)] New Delhi, India

Spread, Sohrab Hura, The Coast [Ugly Dog (Self-published)] New Delhi, India

Sohrab Hura, The Coast [Ugly Dog (Self-published)] New Delhi, India

Cover, Libuše Jarcovjáková, EVOKATIV (Untitled) Prague

Libuše Jarcovjáková, EVOKATIV (Untitled) Prague

Spread, Libuše Jarcovjáková, EVOKATIV (Untitled) Prague

Libuše Jarcovjáková, EVOKATIV (Untitled) Prague

Cover, Mari Katayama Gift (United Vagabonds) Tokyo

Mari Katayama Gift (United Vagabonds) Tokyo

Spread, Mari Katayama Gift (United Vagabonds) Tokyo

Mari Katayama Gift (United Vagabonds) Tokyo

Covers, Santu Mofokeng, Stories (Steidl) Göttingen, Germany

Santu Mofokeng, Stories (Steidl) Göttingen, Germany

Spread, Santu Mofokeng, Stories (Steidl) Göttingen, Germany

Santu Mofokeng, Stories (Steidl) Göttingen, Germany

Cover, Thomas Sauvin and Kensuke Koike, No More No Less (the(M) éditions, Paris; Skinnerboox, Jesi, Italy; and Jiazazhi, Ningbo, China

Thomas Sauvin and Kensuke Koike, No More No Less (the(M) éditions, Paris; Skinnerboox, Jesi, Italy; and Jiazazhi, Ningbo, China

Spread, Thomas Sauvin and Kensuke Koike, No More No Less (the(M) éditions, Paris; Skinnerboox, Jesi, Italy; and Jiazazhi, Ningbo, China

Thomas Sauvin and Kensuke Koike, No More No Less (the(M) éditions, Paris; Skinnerboox, Jesi, Italy; and Jiazazhi, Ningbo, China

Cover, Henk Wildschut, Rooted (Self-published) Amsterdam

Henk Wildschut, Rooted (Self-published) Amsterdam

Spread, Henk Wildschut, Rooted (Self-published) Amsterdam

Henk Wildschut, Rooted (Self-published) Amsterdam

Cover, Tamara Berghmans, ed., Photobook Belge: 1954–Now (Hannibal Publishing) Belgium

Tamara Berghmans, ed., Photobook Belge: 1954–Now (Hannibal Publishing) Belgium

Sagrario Berti, Printed Photography in Venezuela (Ricardo Báez, Sagrario Berti, and La Cueva Casa Editorial) Venezuela

Sagrario Berti, Printed Photography in Venezuela (Ricardo Báez, Sagrario Berti, and La Cueva Casa Editorial) Venezuela

Cover, Bernhard Cella and Orlando Pescatore, Queer Publishing: A Family Tree (Salon für Kunstbuch) Vienna

Bernhard Cella and Orlando Pescatore, Queer Publishing: A Family Tree (Salon für Kunstbuch) Vienna

Cover, Manfred Heiting, ed., Czech and Slovak Photo Publications, 1918–1989 (Steidl Publishers) Germany

Manfred Heiting, ed., Czech and Slovak Photo Publications, 1918–1989 (Steidl Publishers) Germany

Cover, Russet Lederman, Olga Yatskevich, and Michael Lang, eds., How We See: Photobooks by Women (10x10 Photobooks) New York

Russet Lederman, Olga Yatskevich, and Michael Lang, eds., How We See: Photobooks by Women (10x10 Photobooks) New York

Cover, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Camera Austria International: Laboratory for Photography and Theory (Spector Books) Leipzig, Germany

Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Camera Austria International: Laboratory for Photography and Theory (Spector Books) Leipzig, Germany

Cover, Paul Wolff and Alfred Tritschler, Dr. Paul Wolff & Tritschler: Light and Shadow—Photographs 1920 to 1950 (Kehrer Verlag) Germany

Paul Wolff and Alfred Tritschler, Dr. Paul Wolff & Tritschler: Light and Shadow—Photographs 1920 to 1950 (Kehrer Verlag) Germany

Cover, Facundo de Zuviría, Inner World: Modern Argentine Photography 1927–1962 (Fundación Malba) Buenos Aires

Facundo de Zuviría, Inner World: Modern Argentine Photography 1927–1962 (Fundación Malba) Buenos Aires

The shortlist selection was made by Amanda Maddox, associate curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Joanna Milter, director of photography at the New Yorker, Drew Sawyer, Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator of Photography at the Brooklyn Museum, 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 PhotoBook

Marwan Bassiouni
New Dutch Views
Lecturis, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Michele Borzoni
Workforce
L’Artiere, Bologna, Italy

Juan Brenner
Tonatiuh
Editorial RM, Barcelona

Ben Brody
Attention Servicemember
Red Hook Editions, Brooklyn

Maisie Cousins
Rubbish, Dipping Sauce, Grass Peonie Bum
Trolley Books, London

Maja Daniels
Elf Dalia
MACK, London

Federico Estol
Héroes del Brillo
Hormigón Armado, Bolivia, and El Ministerio Ediciones, Uruguay

Tania Franco Klein
Positive Disintegration
Éditions Bessard, Paris

Gao Shan
The Eighth Day
Imageless, Wuxi, China

Andres Gonzalez
American Origami
Fw:Books, Amsterdam, and Light Work, Syracuse, New York

Bardhi Haliti
May 25 Is Now October 1
Cpress, Zürich

Csilla Klenyanszki
Pillars of Home
Self-published, Amsterdam

Lam Pok Yin and Chong Ng
The Untimely Apparatus of Two Amateur Photographers
Jiazazhi, Ningbo, China

Guy Martin
The Parallel State
GOST Books, London

Justyna Mielnikiewicz
A Ukraine Runs Through It
Pix.house, Poznań, Poland

Drew Nikonowicz
This World and Others Like It
Fw:Books, Amsterdam, and Yoffy Press, Atlanta

Adam Pape
Dyckman Haze
MACK, London

Mimi Plumb
Landfall
TBW Books, Oakland, California

Guadalupe Rosales
Map Pointz
Little Big Man Books, Los Angeles

Karla Hiraldo Voleau
Hola Mi Amol
SPBH Editions, London, and ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, Renens, Switzerland

Photography Catalogue of the Year

Claudia Andujar: a luta Yanomami
Thyago Nogueira, ed.
Instituto Moreira Salles, São Paulo

Enghelab Street, A Revolution through Books: Iran 1979–1983
Hannah Darabi
Spector Books, Leipzig, Germany, and LE BAL, Paris

Who is Michael Jang?
Pascale Georgiev, ed.
Atelier Éditions, Los Angeles

Sun Gardens: Cyanotypes by Anna Atkins
Larry J. Shaaf
Prestel Publishing, New York

Eiko Yamazawa: What I Am Doing
Tsukasa Ikegami and Yoshiko Suzuki, eds.
AKAAKA Art Publishing, Kyoto

PhotoBook of the Year

Vince Aletti
Issues: A History of Photography in Fashion Magazines
Phaidon, New York

Emi Anrakuji
Balloon Position
AKAAKA Art Publishing, Kyoto

George Georgiou
Americans Parade
BB Editions (self-published), Folkestone, UK

Sunil Gupta
Christopher Street, 1976
STANLEY/BARKER, London

Sohrab Hura
The Coast
UGLY DOG (self-published), New Delhi, India

Libuše Jarcovjáková
EVOKATIV
Untitled, Prague

Mari Katayama
Gift
United Vagabonds, Tokyo

Santu Mofokeng
Stories
Steidl, Göttingen, Germany

Thomas Sauvin and Kensuke Koike
No More No Less
the(M) éditions, Paris; Skinnerboox, Jesi, Italy; and Jiazazhi, Ningbo, China

Henk Wildschut
Rooted
Self-published, Amsterdam

Jurors’ Special Mention–Books About Books

The jury remarked on the extremely strong showing of books about photobooks and magazines—a now established genre in itself. Instead of selecting a single “book about books,” they chose to highlight the following eight books as excellent examples of this type of publishing.


Photobook Belge: 1854–Now

Tamara Berghmans, ed.
Hannibal Publishing, Belgium

Printed Photography in Venezuela
Sagrario Berti
Ricardo Báez, Sagrario Berti, and La Cueva Casa Editorial, Venezuela

Queer Publishing: A Family Tree
Bernhard Cella and Orlando Pescatore, eds.
Salon für Kunstbuch, Vienna

Czech and Slovak Photo Publications, 1918–1989
Manfred Heiting, ed.
Steidl, Göttingen, Germany

How We See: Photobooks by Women
Russet Lederman, Olga Yatskevich, and Michael Lang, eds.
10×10 Photobooks, New York

Camera Austria International: Laboratory for Photography and Theory
Museum der Moderne Salzburg
Spector Books, Leipzig, Germany

Dr. Paul Wolff & Tritschler: Light and Shadow—Photographs 1920 to 1950
Hans-Michael Koetzle, ed.
Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany

Inner World: Modern Argentine Photography 1927–1962
Facundo de Zuviría
Fundación Malba, Buenos Aires

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