The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation
PhotoBook Awards 2017
November 09, 2017 - October 21, 2018

2017 Shortlist

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Aperture and Paris Photo are pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2017 PhotoBook Awards.

The shortlist selection was made by Gregory Halpern, whose ZZYZX won the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook of the Year Award in 2016; Lesley A. Martin, Creative Director, Aperture Foundation and Publisher, The PhotoBook Review; Kathy Ryan, longtime director of photography at the New York Times Magazine; Joel Smith, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York; 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.

While all prizes come with special distinction, in addition, the winner of the First PhotoBook Prize receives $10,000. Each winner was selected upon the basis of the quality of the photographs, their sequencing, the relevance of the book’s conception, and its characteristics as an object, including its graphic design, editorial structure, and the quality of its fabrication.

Click here to view the 2017 PhotoBook Awards shortlist.


A peek inside the jurying of this year’s Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards.




The Eye of Photography, 2015
Interview with Heidi Romano for Urbanautica, 2015
Interview with Todd Hido for American Photo Mag, 2014


The exhibition celebrates the shortlisted titles from the PhotoBook Awards. Click here to view the shortlist.

Participation Fee:

$550. The host venue is responsible for shipping and insurance.


Europe: mid-December-October
North America: mid-February-October

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