This year, the 5th edition of the Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards will reward three winners in the following categories:
– Photobook of the Year
– First Photobook
– Photography Catalogue of the Year
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), David Campany (author, curator, and artist), Ann-Christin Bertrand (curator, C/O Berlin), and Becky Senf (Chief Curator and Norton Family Curator of Photography at the Center of Creative Photography).
The winners are to be announced at the twentieth running of Paris Photo on November 10, 2016. The thirty-five selected photobooks will be profiled in The PhotoBook Review, issue 011, and exhibited at Paris Photo and Aperture Gallery in New York, December 10, 2016 – February 2, 2017.
PhotoBook of the Year: This prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) and publisher responsible for the photobook judged to be the best of the year. Ten books from this category were selected for the shortlist, presented to the jury for the final selection, and exhibited during Paris Photo.
First PhotoBook: A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first finished, publicly available photobook is judged to be the best of the year. Twenty books from this category were selected for the shortlist, presented to the jury for the final selection, and exhibited during Paris Photo.
Photography Catalogue of the Year: Awarded to the publication, publisher, and/or organizing institution responsible for the exhibition catalogue or museum publication judged to be the best of the year. Five books from this category were selected for the shortlist, presented to the jury for the final selection, and exhibited during Paris Photo.
This year’s shortlist for the PhotoBook of the Year:
Barbara Bosworth and Margot Anne Kelley, The Meadow, Radius Books
Siân Davey, Looking For Alice, Trolley Books
Eamonn Doyle, Niall Sweeney, and David Donohoe, End., D1
Mark Holborn and William Eggleston III, The Democratic Forest, Steidl
Annett Gröschner and Arwed Messmer, Taking Stock of Power: An Other View of the Berlin Wall, Hatje Cantz
Gregory Halpern, ZZYZX, MACK
Ron Kurtz and Hank O’Neal, Berenice Abbott: Paris Portraits, 1925–1930, Steidl and Commerce Graphics
Peter Puklus, The Epic Love Story of a Warrior, SPBH Editions
Batia Suter, Parallel Encyclopedia #2, Roma Publications
Daniel Traub, Wu Yong Fu, and Zeng Xian Fang, Little North Road: Africa in China, Kehrer Verlag
Paris Photo 2016
November 10 to 13, 2016