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The 2014 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards: the shortlist.

By 27/09/2014News

Last night, at the New York Art Book Fair, Todd Hido announced the thirty-five outstanding photobooks short listed for the 2014 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. There are three categories, namely Photobook of the Year (10 books), First Photobook (20 books), and a new one, Photography Catalogue (5 books). Here are the nominations:


Photobook of the Year:

The Big Book Photographer: W. Eugene Smith. Publisher: University of Texas Press

Rich and Poor Photographer: Jim Goldberg. Publisher: Steidl

Disco Night Sept. 11 Photographer: Peter van Agtmael. Publisher: Red Hook Editions

Marrakech Photographer: Daido Moriyama. Publisher: SUPER LABO

Photographs for Documents Photographer(s): Vytautas V. Stanionis. Publisher: Kaunas Photography Gallery

Ponte City Photographers: Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse. Publisher: Steidl

Vertigo Photographer(s): Daisuke Yokota. Publisher: Newfave

Imaginary Club Photographer(s): Oliver Sieber. Publisher: Editions GwinZegal/BöhmKobayashi

The Winners Photographer(s): Rafal Milach. Publisher: GOST

The Arrangement Photographer(s): Ruth van Beek. Publisher: RVB Books




First Photobook:

everything will be ok Photographer: Alberto Lizaralde. Publisher: Self-published

Synonym Study Photographer: Nico Krijno. Publisher: Self-published

The Meteorite Hunter Photographer: Alexandra Lethbridge. Publisher: Self-published

Father Figure: Exploring Alternative Notions of Black Fatherhood Photographer: Zun Lee. Publisher: Ceiba

19.06_26.08.1945 Photographer: Andrea Botto. Publisher: Danilo Montanari

Miklós Klaus Rózsa Photographer: Christof Nüssli and Christoph Oeschger. Publisher: Cpress/Spectorbooks

ED IT. Authors: Ola Lanko, Brigiet van den Berg, Nikki Brörmann, Simone Engelen, Sterre Sprengers. Publisher: Self-published

Back to the Future Photographer: Irina Werning. Publisher: Self-published

Inventio Photographer(s): Yann Haeberlin. Publisher: Self-published

Euromaidan Photographer(s): Vladyslav Krasnoshchok and Sergiy Lebedynskyy. Publisher: Riot Books

Silent Histories Photographer: Kazuma Obara. Publisher: Self-published

Hidden Islam Photographer: Nicoló Degiorgis. Publisher: Rorhof

Sequester Photographer: Awoiska van der Molen. Publisher: Fw: Books

The American Series Photographer: Oskar Schmidt. Publisher: Distanz

Fractal State of Being Photographer: Sara Skorgan Teigen. Publisher: Journal

Spasibo Photographer: Davide Monteleone. Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Red String Photographer: Yoshikatsu Fujii. Publisher: Self-published

War Porn Photographer: Christoph Bangert. Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Jannis Photographer: Alma Cecilia Suarez. Publisher: Self-published

Photograph Photographer: Yuji Hamada. Publisher: Lemon Books




Photography Catalogue of the Year:

Photobooks: Spain 1905–1977 Photographers: Multiple. Publisher: Editorial RM

Christopher Williams: Printed in Germany. Photographer: Christopher Williams Publisher: Walther König/David Zwirner. Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness Photographer: Christopher Williams. Publisher: Art Institute of Chicago

Dark Knees Photographer: Mark Cohen. Publisher: Le Bal/Éditions Xavier Barral

Tsunami, Photographs, and Then: Lost and Found Project Photographer: Munemasa Takahashi. Publisher: AKAAKA

The Catalogue Box Photographers: Multiple. Publisher: Verlag Kettler/The PhotoBook Museum


This year’s short list selection was made by Julien Frydman, director of Paris Photo; Lesley A. Martin, publisher of the Aperture book program and of The PhotoBook Review; Mutsuko Ota, editorial director of IMA magazine; and Anne Wilkes Tucker, photography curator. The thirty-five selected photobooks will be exhibited at Paris Photo in the Publishers Space. A final jury in Paris will select the winners for all three prizes, which will be revealed on November 14, 2013. The winner of First PhotoBook will be awarded $10,000.

Follow the story and find out about past editions at the Paris Photo website.

We expected more images shared online of the ceremony, but could only follow the story via @photoliax, so kudos to her! See below her tweets on the night. Incidentally, check her Tumblr on the New York Art Book Fair too.