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 2018 PhotoBook Awards Winners HERE.

The shortlisted books will be profiled in issue 015 of The PhotoBook Review, Aperture’s biannual publication dedicated to the consideration of the photobook, which was released in November 2018 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.

Click here to read about the 2018 Paris Photo - Aperture Foundation Photobook Award Exhibition.



The 2019 PhotoBook Awards will open on May 29. More details to come.

Winners

Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa: One Wall a Web
Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa won the 2018 First PhotoBook Award for One Wall a Web printed by Roma Publications, Amsterdam

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Runners up

Edén Bernal / Nacho Caravia / M L Casteel / John Edmonds / Matthew Genitempo / Julie Glassberg / Soham Gupta / Yann Haeberlin / Esther Hovers / Maria Kapajeva / Mariken Kramer / Pixy Liao / Margo Ovcharenko / Nicolas Polli / Laurence Rasti / Nick Sethi / Clara de Tezanos / Jo Ann Walters / Masaki Yamamoto

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Laia Abril: On Abortion
Laia Abril won the 2018 PhotoBook of the Year award for On Abortion printed by Dewi Lewis Publishing, Stockport, UK

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Runners up

Nina Berman and Kimberly Stevens / Dawoud Bey / Sophie Calle / Alexandra Catiere / Masahisa Fukase, Simon Baker, and Tomo Kosuga / Sohrab Hura / Raymond Meeks / Carmen Winant / Daisuke Yokota

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Ursula Schulz-Dornburg: The Land in Between
Ursula Schulz-Dornburg won the 2018 Photography Catalogue of the Year Award forThe Land in Between printed by MACK, London

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Runners up

Lieko Shiga / Thyago Nogueira, ed., Bárbara Wagner, Garapa Collective, Jonathas de Andrade, Letícia Ramos, Mídia Ninja, and Sofia Borges / Sarah Greenough and Sarah Kennel / Susan Meiselas

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News

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Aperture and Paris Photo announce the shortlist for the 2018 PhotoBook Awards.

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Announcing the Winners of the 2016 PhotoBook Awards

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The 2016 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist

Aperture and Paris Photo announce the shortlist for the 2016 PhotoBook Awards.

2015 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards Shortlist Exhibition on view at Scotiabank CONTACT Festival

The fourth annual Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards shortlist is on view through May 28, 2016

Announcing the Winners of the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2014

From Paris Photo, Aperture announces the winners of the 2014 PhotoBook Awards.

Video: The PhotoBook Awards 2014 Short List

A video highlighting the books featured in the 2014 PhotoBook Awards Short List.

Aperture at Paris Photo, Nov. 13 to 16

Join us at Paris Photo for book signings and the announcement of the winners of the Paris Photo–Aperture PhotoBook Awards.

Announcing The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2014 Short List

Aperture announces the short listed titles for the 2014 PhotoBook Awards.

PhotoBook Awards 2014: Open for Entries

Paris Photo and Aperture are pleased to announce The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2014.

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