Celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photographyInitiated 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 three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year.


See the 2017 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist HERE.

The shortlisted books will be profiled in issue 013 of The PhotoBook Review, Aperture’s biannual publication dedicated to the consideration of the photobook, to be released in November 2017 at Paris Photo. Copies will also be available at Aperture Gallery and Bookstore, as well as distributed with Aperture magazine and through other distribution partners.

A final jury in Paris will select the winners for all three prizes, which will be revealed at Paris Photo on Friday, November 10, 2017.


Michael Christopher Brown: Libyan Sugar
Michael Christopher Brown won the 2016 First PhotoBook Award for Libyan Sugar printed by Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, NM, 2016
Designed by Michael Christopher Brown and Ramon Pez


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Runners up

Murray Ballard / Dan Boardman and Aspen Mays / Yannick Bouillis / Andre Bradley   Cheng Xinhao / Photographer: CJ Clarke   Amy Elkins / Adam Golfer / Curran Hatleberg / John Radcliffe Studio   Photographers: Katrin Koenning and Sarker Protick / Quentin Lacombe / Jack Latham   Sara-Lena Maierhofer / Sohei Nishino   Christine Osinski / Dominique Somers   Kate Stone and Hannah Schneider / Paul Turounet

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Gregory Halpern: ZZYZX
Gregory Halpern won the 2016 PhotoBook of the Year award for ZZYZX printed by MACK, London, 2016
Designed by Lewis Chaplin

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Runners up

Barbara Bosworth and Margot Anne Kelley   Siân Davey / Eamonn Doyle, Niall Sweeney, and David Donohoe / Mark Holborn and William Eggleston III / Annett Gröschner and Arwed Messmer / Ron Kurtz and Hank O’Neal / Peter Puklus / Batia Suter / Daniel Traub, Wu Yong Fu, and Zeng Xian Fang

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Karolina Puchała-Rojek and Karolina Ziębińska-Lewandowska: Wojciech Zamecznik: Photo-graphics
Karolina Puchała-Rojek and Karolina Ziębińska-Lewandowska won the 2016 Photography Catalogue of the Year Award for Wojciech Zamecznik: Photo-graphics printed by Fundacja Archeologia Fotografii, Warsaw, 2015
Designed by Anna Piwowar and Magdalena Piwowar



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Runners up

David Campany / Marc Roig Blesa and Rogier Delfos / Frances Terpak and Michelle Brunnick / Matthew S. Witkovsky, Carol S. Eliel, and Karole P. B. Vail

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