Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation have announced the winners of the 2016 edition of the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. The Awards this year have been organized in collaboration with C/O Berlin, a Berlin-based charitable institution committed to photography and visual media.
Libyan Sugar by Michael Christopher Brown (Twin Palms) is the winner of $10,000 in the First PhotoBook category.
The selection for Photography Catalogue of the Year is Wojciech Zamecznik: Photo-graphics by Karolina Puchała-Rojek and Karolina Ziębinńska-Lewandowska (Fundacja Archeologia Fotografii).
ZZYZX by Gregory Halpern (MACK) is the winner of PhotoBook of the Year.
A Jurors’ Special Mention is also given to Taking Stock of Power: An Other View of the Berlin Wall by Annett Gröschner and Arwed Messmer (Hatje Cantz).
A final jury at Paris Photo selected this year’s winners: Paul Graham (Photographer), Jens Hoffmann (Director of Special Exhibitions and Public Programs, Jewish Museum, New York), Agnès Sire (Director, Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson), Katja Stuke (Artist and Designer, BöhmKobayashi, Düsseldorf), and Thomas Zander (Gallerist).
Thomas Zander said of the First PhotoBook winner, Libyan Sugar, “An impressive book—you feel as though you are in the war with the photographer.” Katja Stuke added, “Libyan Sugar offers a strong combination of the personal and the documentary.”
“Great photography is the ultimate arbiter,” said Paul Graham; “the outstanding work in Gregory Halpern’s ZZYZX carries the day.”
Wojciech Zamecznik: Photo-graphics, this year’s Photography Catalogue of the Year was “A true discovery,” said Agnès Sire.