The 2017 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist

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Aperture and Paris Photo announce the shortlist for the 2017 PhotoBook Awards.

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The Humanist Visions of Santu Mofokeng

Untitled, from the series Pedi Dancers, ca. 1989
© the artist and courtesy Lunetta Bartz, MAKER, Johannesburg
Untitled, from the series Pedi Dancers, ca. 1989
© the artist and courtesy Lunetta Bartz, MAKER, Johannesburg

In a series of photobooks from the revered South African photographer, stories of grace, beauty, and dignity.

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Pictograms of Lars von Trier

Casper Sejersen, Belongs to Joe, MACK, London, 2015
Courtesy the artist and MACK
Casper Sejersen, Belongs to Joe, MACK, London, 2015
Courtesy the artist and MACK

In still lifes and portraits, Casper Sejersen reinterprets the script of Nymphomaniac.

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What Does it Take to Make a Successful Photobook?

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Hear from past PhotoBook Awards winners and shortlisted artists on the ins and outs of book making.

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The Mexican Fotonovela

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How comic books illustrated with photographs became a great popular art form.

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Martine Stig’s Sun-Drenched Amsterdam

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In an unusual photobook, images move like the rhythm of free jazz.

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Designer Spotlight: Sebastian Hau in conversation with Pierre Hourquet

Diane Dufour and Matthew Witkovsky, eds., Provoke: Between Protest and Performance, Photography in Japan 1960–1975, Steidl, Göttingen, Germany, 2016
Diane Dufour and Matthew Witkovsky, eds., Provoke: Between Protest and Performance, Photography in Japan 1960–1975, Steidl, Göttingen, Germany, 2016

How does the designer of the sold-out Provoke catalogue conceive of new photobooks?

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The Book of Film

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How do filmmakers such as Jean-Luc Godard and Sofia Coppola translate moving images to the printed page? By David Campany We have all heard photographs described as poetic, sculptural, painterly, literary, or cinematic. It is commonplace to look outside the medium when trying to account for it. But it will only get us so far. If a photo- graph is described as “painterly,” what might that mean? Caravaggio, Constable, or Kandinsky? If it is “cinematic,” does that suggest Kurosawa, Kubrick, or Cronenberg? Raised on a diet of Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch movies, you might reasonably feel a Gregory Crewdson…

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A Short History of the African Photobook

Joana Choumali, Spread from Hââbré, The Last Generation (Johannesburg: Fourthwall Books, 2016)  Courtesy the artist and Fourthwall Books
Joana Choumali, Spread from Hââbré, The Last Generation (Johannesburg: Fourthwall Books, 2016)  Courtesy the artist and Fourthwall Books

For Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, publisher of Fourthwall Books, the photobook is a space for political and social history.

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