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 2019 PhotoBook Awards Winners HERE.

The shortlisted books will be profiled in issue 017 of The PhotoBook Review, Aperture’s biannual publication dedicated to the consideration of the photobook, which was released in November 2019 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 2019 Paris Photo - Aperture Foundation Photobook Award Exhibition.



Winners

Gao Shan: The Eighth Day
Gao Shan a won the 2019 First PhotoBook Award for The Eighth Day printed by Imageless, Wuxi, China

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Runners up

Marwan Bassiouni / Michele Borzoni / Juan Brenner / Ben Brody / Maisie Cousins / Maja Daniels / Federico Estol / Tania Franco Klein / Andres Gonzalez / Bardhi Haliti / Csilla Klenyanszki / Lam Pok Yin and Chong Ng  / Guy Martin / Justyna Mielnikiewicz / Drew Nikonowicz / Adam Pape / Mimi Plumb / Guadalupe Rosales / Karla Hiraldo Voleau

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Sohrab Hura: The Coast
Sohrab Hura won the 2019 PhotoBook of the Year award forThe Coast printed by UGLY DOG (self-published), New Delhi, India

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Runners up

Vince Aletti / Emi Anrakuji / George Georgiou / Sunil Gupta / Libuše Jarcovjáková / Mari Katayama / Santu Mofokeng / Thomas Sauvin and Kensuke Koike / Henk Wildschut

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Hannah Darabi: Enghelab Street, A Revolution through Books: Iran 1979–1983
Hannah Darabi won the 2019 Photography Catalogue of the Year Award for Enghelab Street, A Revolution through Books: Iran 1979–1983, published by Spector Books, Leipzig, Germany, and LE BAL, Paris

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Runners up

Thyago Nogueira, ed. / Pascale Georgiev, ed. / Larry J. Shaaf / Tsukasa Ikegami and Yoshiko Suzuki, eds.

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News

The 2019 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist

Aperture and Paris Photo announce the shortlist for the 2019 PhotoBook Awards.

The 2018 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist

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

The PhotoBook as a Literary Form

Teju Cole’s first photobook unfolds the possibilities of text and image.

The Offset Artist

From Dayanita Singh, a portable museum in book form.

The 2017 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist

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

What Does it Take to Make a Successful Photobook?

Hear from past PhotoBook Awards winners and shortlisted artists on the ins and outs of book making.

Announcing the Winners of the 2016 PhotoBook Awards

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 edition of the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards.

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.

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