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The 2015 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist

On Friday evening, September 18, the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards shortlist was announced after two days of deliberation by the short list jury.

 - September 19, 2015

On Friday evening, September 18, at the New York Art Book Fair, the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards shortlist was announced after two days of deliberation by the short list jury, consisting of Yannick Bouillis, founder of Offprint Projects; Julien Frydman, director of development at the LUMA Foundation; Lesley A. Martin, creative director of Aperture Foundation; Mustuko Ota, editor-in-chief of IMA magazine; and Christophe Weisner, artistic director of Paris Photo.

The thirty-five books—plus one special jury mention for a facsimile reproduction of the classic Japanese book, Chizu (The Map) by Kikuji Kawada—are listed below. Thank you to everyone who entered! There was an overwhelming response, with over 1,000 books from over sixty countries submitted. More information on all the titles to come soon, here on-line and in the next issue of The PhotoBook Review.

PHOTOGRAPHY CATALOGUE OF THE YEAR

Beastly/Tierisch
Duncan Forbes, Matthias Gabi, and Daniela Janser
Spector Books/Fotomuseum Winterthur

A Guide for the Protection of the Public in Peacetime
Timothy Prus, Ed Jones, and David Alan Mellor
Archive of Modern Conflict

Images of Conviction: The Construction of Visual Evidence
Diane Dufour and Xavier Barral
Le Bal/Éditions Xavier Barral

TR Ericsson: Crackle & Drag
TR Ericsson, Arnaud Gerspacher, and Barbara Tannenbaum
Yale University Press/Cleveland Museum of Art

William Eggleston: A Cor Americana
Thyago Noguiera
Instituto Moreira Salles

FIRST PHOTOBOOK OF THE YEAR

Annette Behrens
(in matters of) Karl
Fw:Books

Noa Ben-Shalom
Hush: Israel Palestine 2000–2014
Sternthal Books

Sophie Bramly
Walk This Way
Galerie 213

Matthew Connors
Fire In Cairo
SPBH Editions

Iñaki Domingo
Ser Sangre
RM Verlag/La Kursala/Here Press

J. W. Fisher and J. T. Leonard
Landmark
Daylight

Dominic Forde
Ramps, Pools, Ponds and Pipes
Self-published

Siegfried Hansen
Hold the Line
Verlag Kettler

Lucy Helton
Transmission
Silas Finch

Benoît Jeannet
A Geological Index of the Landscape
Self-published

Sjoerd Knibbeler
Paper Planes
Fw:Books

Madeleine Kotte and Cornelius de Bill Baboul
5 PTOHOGRAHPIES—40 × 28 CM
The Ptohograhpies

Daniel Mayrit
You Haven’t Seen Their Faces
Riot Books

Katarzyna Mazur
Anna Konda
dienacht Publishing

Gilles Raynaldy
Jean-Jaurès
Purpose Éditions

Paweł Szypulski
Greetings from Auschwitz
Edition Patrick Frey/Foundation for Visual Arts

Hiroshi Takizawa
Mass
Newfave

Maurice van Es
Now Will Not Be With Us Forever
RVB Books

Adrian Octavius Walker
My Lens, Our Ferguson
Self-published

Akihito Yoshida
Brick Yard
Self-published

PHOTOBOOK OF THE YEAR

Anthony Cairns
LDN EI
Self-published

Dana Lixenberg
Imperial Courts 1993–2015
Roma Publications

Thomas Mailaender
Illustrated People
Archive of Modern Conflict/RVB Books

Mike Mandel
Good 70s
J&L Books/D.A.P.

Tod Papageorge
Studio 54
Stanley/Barker

Christian Patterson
Bottom of the Lake
Walther König

Fazal Sheikh
Erasure
Steidl

Will Steacy
Deadline
b.frank books

Daisuke Yokota
Taratine
Session Press

Xu Yong
Negatives
New Century Press

JURORS’ SPECIAL MENTION

Kikuji Kawada
Chizu (The Map)
Akio Nagasawa