AWARD

PHOTOBOOK AWARDS


Initiated 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. 

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.

ANNOUNCING THE SHORT LIST FOR THE 2017 PARIS PHOTO–APERTURE FOUNDATION PHOTOBOOK AWARDS
 

3 award categories

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
Rabith 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.