Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards

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Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards
Location Paris
Country France

The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards is a yearly photography book award that is given jointly by Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation.[1] It is announced at the Paris Photo fair and was established in 2012.[2] The categories are First PhotoBook (with a $10,000 prize), Photography Catalogue of the Year, and PhotoBook of the Year.

The shortlisted books are displayed at Paris Photo and then tour to Aperture Gallery in New York and venues elsewhere (in 2013 they toured to Denmark, Ireland, Finland and Cincinnati, OH).[3]

PhotoBook of the Year winners[edit]

  • 2012: City Diary (Volumes 1–3) by Anders Petersen (Steidl, 2012).[4]
  • 2013: A01 [COD.] — A27 [S | COD.23] by Rosângela Rennó (RR Edições, 2013). Special jury recognition was awarded to War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, edited by Anne Wilkes Tucker and Will Michels with Natalie Zelt (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston/Yale University Press, 2012).[3][4]
  • 2014: Imaginary Club by Oliver Sieber (Editions GwinZegal/BöhmKobayashi, 2013). Special mention was awarded to Photographs for Documents by Vytautas V. Stanionis (Kaunas Photography Gallery, 2013).[5][6]
  • 2015: Illustrated People by Thomas Mailaender (Archive of Modern Conflict/RVB Books, 2015). Special Jurors’ Mention was awarded to Deadline by Will Steacy (b.frank books, 2015).[7][8]
  • 2016: ZZYZX by Gregory Halpern (Mack, 2016). Special Jurors’ Mention was awarded to Taking Stock of Power: An Other View of the Berlin Wall by Annett Gröschner and Arwed Messmer (Hatje Cantz, 2016).[9]
  • 2017: Museum Bhavan by Dayanita Singh (Steidl, 2017). Special Jurors’ Mention was awarded to La Grieta (The Crack) by Carlos Spottorno and Guillermo Abril (Astiberri Ediciones, 2016).[10]

First PhotoBook winners[edit]

  • 2012: Concresco by David Galjaard (Self-published, 2012).[4]
  • 2013: KARMA by Óscar Monzón (RVB Books/Dalpine, 2013).[3][4]
  • 2014: Hidden Islam by Nicoló Degiorgis (Rorhof, 2014).[5][6][11][12]
  • 2015: You Haven’t Seen Their Faces by Daniel Mayrit (Riot Books, 2015).[8][7]
  • 2016: Libyan Sugar by Michael Christopher Brown (Twin Palms, 2016).[9]
  • 2017: Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation by Mathieu Asselin (Verlag Kettler, 2017).[10]

Photography Catalogue of the Year winners[edit]

  • 2014: Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness and Christopher Williams: Printed in Germany by Christopher Williams (Art Institute of Chicago, 2014) and (Walther König, 2014).[5][6][12]
  • 2015: Diane Dufour and Xavier Barral for Images of Conviction: The Construction of Visual Evidence (Xavier Barral and Le Bal, 2015).[8][7]
  • 2016: Wojciech Zamecznik: Photo-graphics by Karolina Puchała-Rojek and Karolina Ziębińska-Lewandowska (Fundacja Archeologia Fotografii, 2015).[9]
  • 2017: New Realities: Photography in the 19th Century by Mattie Boom and Hans Rooseboom (Rijksmuseum and nai010, 2017).[10]


  1. ^ "PhotoBook Awards", Aperture Foundation. Accessed 30 October 2015.
  2. ^ "The Paris Photo - Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Exhibition in Tokyo". Time Out. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Risch, Conor (15 November 2014). "Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Award Winners Announced". Photo District News. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d "Announcing the Winners of The Paris Photo—Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2013", Aperture Foundation. Accessed 1 August 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "The 2014 Paris Photo - Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards". Paris Photo. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  6. ^ a b c "Winners! Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2014". LensCulture. 18 November 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  7. ^ a b c "Announcing the Winners of the 2015 PhotoBook Awards". Aperture Foundation. 13 November 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  8. ^ a b c Lowry, Rachel (13 November 2015). "Winners Announced for 2015 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards". Time. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  9. ^ a b c "Announcing the Winners of the 2016 PhotoBook Awards". Aperture Foundation. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  10. ^ a b c "Announcing the Winners of the 2017 PhotoBook Awards". Aperture Foundation. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  11. ^ Seymour, Tom (14 November 2014). "Expressions of Islam, hidden from view, in northeast Italy". British Journal of Photography. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  12. ^ a b Russeth, Andrew (14 November 2014). "Aperture Announces 2014 Photobook Awards". ARTnews. Retrieved 30 October 2015.

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