Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo are delighted to collaboratively present the fourth annual Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. This year’s shortlist selection was made by Yannick Bouillis (founder, Offprint Projects), Julien Frydman (LUMA Foundation), Lesley A. Martin (creative director, Aperture), Mutsuko Ota (editor-in-chief, IMA), and Christoph Wiesner (artistic director, Paris Photo). The shortlist was first announced at the NY Art Book Fair on September 18, 2015.
The exhibition of thirty-five books includes three award winners, plus one special mention. You Haven’t Seen Their Faces by Daniel Mayrit (Riot Books) is the winner of $10,000 in the First PhotoBook category. Photography Catalogue of the Year is Images of Conviction: The Construction of Visual Evidence edited by Diane Dufour and Xavier Barral (Le Bal/Éditions Xavier Barral). Illustrated People by Thomas Mailaender (Archive of Modern Conflict/RVB Books) is the PhotoBook of the Year. A Special Jurors’ Mention goes to Deadline by Will Steacy (b.frank books).
A jury in Paris selected this year’s winners: Frish Brandt (president, Fraenkel Gallery); Christophe Boutin (cofounder, onestar press); Clément Chéroux (curator of photography, Centre Pompidou); Donatien Grau (author and editor); and Lorenzo Piani (curator, Enea Righi Collection, Bologna).
All shortlisted books are profiled in issue 009 of The PhotoBook Review, Aperture Foundation’s biannual publication dedicated to the consideration of the photobook. Copies are available at Aperture Gallery and Bookstore, as well as through other distribution partners. Subscribers to Aperture magazine will also receive free copies of the issue.
The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards are made possible with the support of amana.
Aperture’s exhibitions are funded in part by an award from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the Charina Endowment Fund.