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The 2019 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist

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

 - September 20, 2019

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

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