The thirty outstanding photobooks shortlisted for the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards were announced in The PhotoBook Review 003, Aperture’s biannual publication.
In July 2012, Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation joined forces for the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, which celebrate the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography. This year, the awards focused on two categories: First PhotoBook and PhotoBook of the Year.
The ten shortlisted titles for PhotoBook of the Year are:History Repeating
Photographer: Ori Gersht
Publisher: MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Photographer: Mikhael Subotzky
Photographer: Sophie Calle
Publisher: Xavier Barral
(based on a true story)
Photographer: David Alan Harvey
Photographer: Anders Petersen
Book of Books
Photographer: Stephen Shore
Two Thousand Light Years From Home
Photographer: Pietro Mattioli
Publisher: Kodoji Press
Table of Power 2
Photographer: Jacqueline Hassink
Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Photographer: Lise Sarfati
Publisher: Twin Palms
A Head with Wings
Photographer: Anouk Kruithof
Publisher: Little Brown Mushroom
You can see the twenty shortlisted titles for First Photobook HERE
The initial selection was made by Phillip Block, deputy director of programs and director of education at the International Center of Photography; Chris Boot, executive director of Aperture Foundation; Julien Frydman, director of Paris Photo; Lesley A. Martin, publisher at Aperture Foundation; and James Wellford, senior international photo editor at Newsweek magazine. The selected photobooks will be exhibited at Paris Photo at the Grand Palais and at Aperture Gallery in New York and will tour to other venues, to be determined.
A final jury in Paris, including Els Barents, director of the Huis Marseille Museum for Photography; Roxana Marcoci, curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and curator of the Paris Photo 2012 Platform; Edward Robinson, associate curator of Photography at Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Thomas Seelig, curator of the Fotomuseum Winterthur, will select the winners for both prizes, which will be revealed at the opening of Paris Photo on November 14, 2012. The winner of First PhotoBook of the year will be awarded $10,000.