AWARD

THE PARIS PHOTO – APERTURE FOUNDATION PHOTOBOOK AWARDS

Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 edition of the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. 

The selection for Photography Catalogue of the Year is New Realities: Photography in the 19th Century by Mattie Boom and Hans Rooseboom (Rijiksmuseum/nai010). 
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Museum Bhavan by Dayanita Singh (Steidl) is the winner of PhotoBook of the Year
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Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation by Mathieu Asselin (Verlag Kettler) is the winner of $10,000 in the First PhotoBook category. 
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A Jurors’ Special Mention is also given to La Grieta (The Crack)by Carlos Spottorno and Guillermo Abril (Astiberri Ediciones). 
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Initiated in November 2012 by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo, The PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of Photography. 

Three prizes awarded in the following categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year. A final jury in Paris includes Krzysztof Candrowicz (artistic director, Triennal of photography Hamburg), Mitch Epstein (artist), Florencia Giordana Braun (director - Rolf Art Gallery, Buenos Aires), Nathalie Herschdorfer (director - Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle), Cristiano Raimondi (head of development and international projects at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco). 

The winner for the First PhotoBook category will receive a $10,000 prize. The winners of the other two categories will each receive a commemorative award. The thirty-five shortlisted titles will are display during the fair and profiled in the 013 issue of The PhotoBook Review, a bi-annual publication created by Aperture and distributed during the Fair. 

The shortlisted books will travel thereafter to venues to be announced. The winner of the First PhotoBook Prize will receive a $10,000 prize. A special distinction will be given to the winners of the PhotoBook of the Year Prize and the Photography Catalogue of the Year Prize. 
 
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THE FIRST PHOTOBOOK PRIZE

Mathieu Asselin
Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation
Verlag Kettler

Zackary Canepari
REX
Contrasto Books

Teju Cole
Blind Spot
Penguin Random House

Sam Contis
Deep Springs
MACK

Debi Cornwall
Welcome to Camp America, Inside Guantánamo Bay
Radius Books

Albert Elm
What Sort of Life Is This
The Ice Plant

Mary Frey
Reading Raymond Carver
Peperoni Books

Jenia Fridlyand
Entrance to Our Valley
Self-published

Darren Harvey-Regan
The Erratics
RVB Books

Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen
Eyes As Big As Plates
Forlaget Press

Dawn Kim
Creation.IMG
Self-published

Laura Larson
Hidden Mother
Saint Lucy Books

Feng Li
White Night
Jiazazhi Press

Cecil McDonald Jr.
In the Company of Black
Candor Arts

Virginie Rebetez
Out of the Blue
Meta/Books

Claudius Schulze
State of Nature
Hartmann Books

Nadya Sheremetova, ed.
With Alexey Bogolepov, Margo Ovcharenko, Irina Ivannikova, Anastasia Tsayder, Igor Samolet, Yury Gudkov, Olya Ivanova, Irina Zadorozhnaia, Anastasia Tailakova, and Irina Yulieva.
Amplitude No.1
FotoDepartment

Senta Simond
Rayon Vert
Self-published

Alnis Stakle
Melancholic Road
Self-published

Mayumi Suzuki
The Restoration Will
Self-published

THE PHOTOBOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE

Anne Golaz
Corbeau
MACK

Jim Goldberg
The Last Son
SUPER LABO

Nicholas Muellner
In Most Tides an Island
SPBH Editions

Mark Neville
Fancy Pictures
Steidl

Alison Rossiter
Expired Paper
Radius Books and Yossi Milo Gallery

Paul Scheik, ed.
Mike Mandel, Susan Meiselas, Bill Burke, and Lee Friedlander
Subscription Series No. 5
TBW Books

Dayanita Singh
Museum Bhavan
Steidl

Carlos Spottorno and Guillermo Abril
La Grieta (The Crack)
Astiberri Ediciones

Erik van der Weijde
This Is Not My Book
Spector Books

Henk Wildschut
Ville de Calais
Self-published

THE PHOTOGRAPHY CATALOGUE OF THE YEAR PRIZE

Brassaï: Graffiti, Le Langage du Mur
Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska
Éditions Xavier Barral

CLAP! 10x10 Contemporary Latin American Photobooks: 2000–2016
Olga Yatskevich, Russet Lederman, and Matthew Carson
10x10 Photobooks

Diary of a Leap Year
Rabih Mroué
Kunsthalle Mainz and Kapth Books

Hans Eijkelboom: Photo Concepts 1970
Gabriele Conrath-Scholl, Wim van Sinderen, Gerrit Willems and Dieter Roelstraete
Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft mbH

New Realities: Photography in the 19th Century
Mattie Boom, Hans Rooseboom
Rijiksmuseum/Nai
 

This year’s shortlist selection was made by Christoph Wiesner (Artistic Director, Paris Photo), Lesley A. Martin (Creative Director of the Aperture Foundation book program and of The PhotoBook Review), Gregory Halpern’s ZZYZX (who won the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook of the Year Award in 2016), Joel Smith (the Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York) and Kathy Ryan (the longtime director of photography at the New York Times Magazine).

The winners are to be announced at Paris Photo on November 10, 2017. The thirty-five selected photobooks will be profiled in The PhotoBook Review, issue 013.