The 2018 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist
December 08, 2018 - February 02, 2019

Member Preview:
Wednesday, December 12, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, December 12, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Aperture Gallery hours:
Thursday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Closed Sunday–Wednesday

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 shortlist selection will be made by Lucy Gallun, Associate Curator, MoMA; Kristen Lubben, Executive Director of Magnum Foundation; Yasufumi Nakamori, incoming senior curator of photography, Tate Modern; Lesley A. Martin, creative director of Aperture Foundation and publisher of The PhotoBook Review; and Christophe Wiesner, Artistic Director of Paris Photo.

All the shortlisted books will be profiled in issue 015 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.

See the full shortlist of the 2018 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards here.

The winners in each category, as determined by a final jury,  will be announced at Paris Photo on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. The final jury includes Federica Chiocchetti, Curator and founder of the PhotoCaptionist; Hervé Digne, President of Manifesto and the Odeon Circle; Kevin Moore, Curator; Azu Nwagbogu, Director of African Artists’ Foundation, Lagos Photo Festival; and Batia Suter, artist.

Also on View:
Ka-Man Tse: 2018 Portfolio Prize Winner


This exhibition is co-produced by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo.

Aperture Foundation’s public programs are supported, in part, by generous donations from our Board of Trustees, our members and other individuals, and from corporate foundations and private foundations including: Grace Jones Richardson Trust, the William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council