Friday, September 25, 2015
The Aperture Foundation has released the Shortlist for this year's PARIS PHOTO photobook awards. The final jury will meet in Paris on November 12, 2015, and the announcement of the winners will be made on Friday, November 13.
The Shortlist contains thirty-five titles in the categories of First Photobook of the Year, Photobook of the Year and Photography Catalogue of the Year, with one additional honorable mention.
This year’s short-list selection was made by Yannick Bouillis (founder, Offprint Projects), Julien Frydman (LUMA Foundation), Lesley A. Martin (Aperture), Mutsuko Ota (editor-in-chief, IMA), and Christoph Wiesner (artistic director, Paris Photo).
Christoph Wiesner, newly appointed artistic director of Paris Photo, said, "As this was my first year taking part in this jury, I found the process very exciting and full of discovery. We saw a wide range of approaches, from the aesthetic to the political. Books are a critical means of disseminating the work of an artist, and of proposing different roles that photography can take. The photobook will continue to play an important part in Paris Photo’s festival. All of the short-listed books will be displayed in Paris, and in total, we have twenty- six publishers who will take part in the fair.”
The final jury will meet in Paris on November 12, 2015, and the announcement of the winners will be made the following day, Friday, November 13, at 1:00 p.m. The final jury will include Frish Brandt, president of Fraenkel Gallery; Christophe Boutin, co-founder of onestar press; Clément Chéroux, curator of photography at Centre Pompidou; Donatien Grau, author and editor; and Lorenzo Paini, curator of the Enea Righi Collection, Bologna. The thirty-five selected photobooks will be exhibited at the fair.
You can see the full shortlist on the PARIS PHOTO site HERE.
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