The 2017 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist
November 09, 2017 - October 21, 2018
  • Paris Photo
    November 9-12, 2017
  • Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
    New York, New York
    December 8, 2017 – February 3,2018
  • Duesseldorf Photo Weekend
    Duesseldorf, Germany
    February 16-18, 2018
  • Month of Photography Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
    April 8 – May 5, 2018
  • Photo Basel
    June 7-17, 2018
  • Deichtorhallen House of Photography
    Hamburg, Germany
    June 12-17 2018
  • Medium Festival of Photography
    San Diego, California
    October 18-21, 2018
  • Initiated in November 2012 by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo, the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with prizes in three categories. The initial short-list selection was made by Ann-Christin Bertrand, curator at C/O Berlin; David Campany, author, photographer, and curator; Lesley A. Martin, creative director of Aperture Foundation and publisher of The PhotoBook Review; Dr. Rebecca Senf, Chief curator at the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona, and the Norton Family Curator of Photography; and Christoph Wiesner, artistic director of Paris Photo.

    All the short-listed books are profiled in issue 012 of The PhotoBook Review, Aperture Foundation’s biannual publication dedicated to the consideration of the photobook. The PhotoBook Review is available for free at Aperture Gallery and Bookstore and is mailed to all Aperture magazine subscribers.




    The shortlist exhibition will tour to the following venues:
    Palm Springs Photo Festival, California, May 7-12, 2017
    College of Art and Design, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, August 25 –October 21, 2017

    Paris Photo, November 10-13, 2016
    Ivorypress, Madrid, November 29, 2016 – January 19, 2017
    Duesseldorf Photo Weekend, February 3-5, 2017
    The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, May, 2017
    Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle, Switzerland, June 17-October 15, 2017


    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. Additional funding for this exhibition is provided by The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc.