Aperture and Paris Photo announced shortlists of their three photographic awards, grouped under the name Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Award. They will reward the best photographic books on 10th November at Paris Photo. This is the penultimate round of this prestigious award, before the final decisions of the jury.
The jury is this year composed of Gregory Halpern (winner of the PhotoBook of the Year 2016), Lesley A. Martin (Aperture Foundation artistic director), Kathy Ryan (director of photography, The New York Times Magazine) Joel Smith (curator of the photographic department of the Mogran Library & Museum) and Christoph Wiesner (artistic director of Paris Photo).
In the Photographic Catalog of the Year category, nominees are:
- Brassaï: Graffiti, The Language of the Wall by Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska (Xavier Barral Publishing); CLAP! 10×10 Contemporary Latin American Photobooks: 2000-2016 by Olga Yatskevich, Russet Lederman and Matthew Carson (10×10 Photobooks); Diary of a Leap Year by Rabith Mroué (Kunsthalle Mainz & Kapth Books); Hans Eijkelboom: Photo Concepts 1970 by Gabriele Conrath-Scholl, Wim van Sinderen, Gerrit Willems & Dieter Roelstraete (Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft mbH); New Realities: Mattie Boom’s 19th Century Photography by Hans Rooseboom (Rijiksmuseum / Naià).
In the Photobook category of the year, the nominees are:
- Crow by Anne Golaz (MACK); The Last Son by Jim Goldberg (Super Labo); In Most Tides an Island by Nicholas Muellner (SPBH Editions); Fancy Pictures by Mark Neville (Steidl); Expired Paper by Alison Rossiter (Radius book & Yossi Milo Gallery); Subscription Series 5 by Mike Mandel, Susan Meiselas, Bill Burke & Lee Friedlander (TWB Books); Museum Bhavan of Dayanita Singh (Steidl); The Grieta (The Crack) by Carlos Spottorno & Guillermo Abril (Astiberri Ediciones); This Is Not My Book by Erik van der Weijde (Spector Books) and Ville de Calais by Henk Wildschut (Self-published).
In the First Photobook category, the nominees are:
- Monsanto: A Photographie Investigation by Mathieu Asselin (Verlag Kettler); REX by Zackary Canepari (Contrasto Books); Blind Spot by Teju Cole (Penguin Random House); Deep Springs by Sam Contis (Mack); Welcome to Camp America, Inside Guantanamo Bay by Debi Cornwall (Radius Books); The Sort of Life Is This by Albert Elm (The Ice Plant); Reading Raymond Carver by Mary Frey (Peperoni Books); Entrance to our Valley by Jenia Fridlyand (Self-published); The Erractis by Darren Harvey-Regan (RVB Books); Eyes As Big As Plates by Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen (Forlaget Press); Creation.IMG by Dawn Kim (Self-published); Hidden Mother by Laura Larson (Saint Lucy Books); White Night by Feng Li (Jiazazhi Press); In the Company of Black by Cecil McDonald Jr. (Candor Arts); Out of the Blue by Virginie Rebetz (Meta / Books); State of Nature by Claudius Schulze (Hartmann Books); Amplitude No. 1 by Lexey Bogolepov, Margo Ovcharenko, Irina Ivannikova, Anastasia Tsayder, Igor Samolet, Yury Gudkov, Olya Ivanova, Irina Zadorozhnaia, Anastasia Tailakova and Irina Yulieva (FotoDepartment); Rayon Vert from Senta Simond (Self-published); Melancholic Road by Alnis Stakle (Self-published) and The Restoration Will by Mayumi Suzuki (Self-published).