Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards

Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation announce The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.

Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards
The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards

Call for Entries: Now through September 10, 2012

Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation have joined forces to launch The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards.

Thirty shortlisted entries will be exhibited, and the winners will be announced, at Paris Photo, November 14–18, 2012, at the Grand Palais.

Two categories are defined for the competition:
• First PhotoBook
• PhotoBook of the Year

First PhotoBook will be awarded to an artist/photographer whose first finished, publicly available book is deemed by the jury to be the best of 2012. Ten books from this category will be preselected, presented to the jury for the final selection, and exhibited during Paris Photo.

PhotoBook of the Year will be given to the author/editor/featured artist/photographer of a photobook, and its publisher, deemed by the jury to be the best of 2012. Twenty books from this category will be preselected, presented to the jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

ENTRIES

Publishers and photographers can enter online at www.aperture.org/photobookawards beginning today. Entries will not be accepted after September 10, 2012.

The award entry site was developed using the AwardEngine CORE system. This system was created by Thoughtbubble who develop, manage and host entry systems for some of the leading award shows in the world (including the Cannes Lions, the Clio Awards, the Hollywood Reporter Key Arts Awards and the Sony Radio Academy Awards).

THE JURY

The awards will be judged in two stages. An initial jury will meet in New York to select the shortlisted entries in both categories. Jurors will include Phillip Block, Julien Frydman, Chris Boot, Lesley A. Martin, and James Wellford. The final winners will be decided by a separate jury that will meet in Paris before Paris Photo begins, including Els Barrents, Roxana Marcoci, Edward Robinson, and Thomas Seelig.

The preselection of thirty books will be announced mid-September and showcased on both the Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation websites.

THE AWARDS CEREMONY AT PARIS PHOTO: NOVEMBER 14, 2012

The top award-winners in each category will be selected in Paris by a jury at the beginning of the fair. The winners will be announced during the opening day, on November 14, 2012. The winning photographer for the First PhotoBook category will receive a $10,000 prize.

THE PHOTOBOOK REVIEW

The third issue of The PhotoBook Review, published by Aperture, will be launched at Paris Photo, and will present the thirty preselected books.

EXHIBITION OF THE PHOTOBOOKS

In the Grand Palais during Paris Photo and Aperture Gallery, New York

The thirty shortlisted books will be displayed during Paris Photo at the Grand Palais in the publishers’ dedicated space.

After Paris Photo, the exhibition will travel to Aperture Gallery in New York, and to other venues to be determined.

PUBLISHERS ATTENDING PARIS PHOTO 2012

AKAAKA Japan
APERTURE United States
ANTICUARIA POEMA 20 Argentina
BOOKSHOP M Japan
CHLOE ET DENIS OZANNE France
CONTRASTO Italy
DIRK K. BAKKER BOEKEN Netherlands
FILIGRANES France
FLORENCE LOEWY France
HARPER’S BOOKS United States
HATJE CANTZ Germany
IRVING ZUCKER ART BOOKS United States
KEHRER VERLAG Germany
LES EDITIONS DE L’ŒIL France
LIBRAIRIE 213 France
MACK United Kingdom
MICHAEL SEKSIK France
OLIVER J WOOD United Kingdom
ONLY PHOTOGRAPHY Germany
RM Mexico
STEIDL Germany
TISSATO NAKAHARA France
XAVIER BARRAL France

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