THE PARIS PHOTO – APERTURE FOUNDATION PHOTOBOOK AWARDSParis 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).
Museum Bhavan by Dayanita Singh (Steidl) is the winner of PhotoBook of the Year.
Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation by Mathieu Asselin (Verlag Kettler) is the winner of $10,000 in the First PhotoBook category.
A Jurors’ Special Mention is also given to La Grieta (The Crack)by Carlos Spottorno and Guillermo Abril (Astiberri Ediciones).
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 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.
The 2017 Shortlist Exhibition can be seen at the following international venues through October 2018:
Triennial of Photography
June 7–17, 2018
June 12–17, 2018
Cortona on the Move
July 13–October 2, 2018
Medium Festival of Photography
San Diego, California
October 18–21, 2018
In partnership with
3 award categories
THE FIRST PHOTOBOOK PRIZEMathieu Asselin
Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation
Penguin Random House
Welcome to Camp America, Inside Guantánamo Bay
What Sort of Life Is This
The Ice Plant
Reading Raymond Carver
Entrance to Our Valley
Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen
Eyes As Big As Plates
Saint Lucy Books
Cecil McDonald Jr.
In the Company of Black
Out of the Blue
State of Nature
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.
The Restoration Will
THE PHOTOBOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZEAnne Golaz
The Last Son
In Most Tides an Island
Radius Books and Yossi Milo Gallery
Paul Scheik, ed.
Mike Mandel, Susan Meiselas, Bill Burke, and Lee Friedlander
Subscription Series No. 5
Carlos Spottorno and Guillermo Abril
La Grieta (The Crack)
Erik van der Weijde
This Is Not My Book
Ville de Calais
THE PHOTOGRAPHY CATALOGUE OF THE YEAR PRIZEBrassaï: Graffiti, Le Langage du Mur
Éditions Xavier Barral
CLAP! 10x10 Contemporary Latin American Photobooks: 2000–2016
Olga Yatskevich, Russet Lederman, and Matthew Carson
Diary of a Leap Year
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
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.