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Shortlist announced for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards

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Laia Abril, Nina Berman, Sohrab Hura, and Carmen Winant are all in the running for the prestigious Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year Award, which will be announced on 09 November at Paris Photo.

In total ten books have been shortlisted for the award; in addition, 20 books have been shortlisted for the First Photobook, and five for the Photography Catalogue of the Year. All the shortlisted books will go on show at Paris Photo and at the Aperture Foundation in New York, then tour to various venues across Europe, as well as being featured in the Autumn 2018 issue of The Photobook Review. In addition the First Photobook award winner will receive $10,000.

Photobook of the Year
Laia Abril On Abortion (Dewi Lewis Publishing, Stockport, England)
Nina Berman and Kimberly Stevens An autobiography of Miss Wish (Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany)
Dawoud Bey Seeing Deeply (University of Texas Press, Austin)
Sophie Calle Parce que (Éditions Xavier Barral, Paris)
Alexandra Catiere Behind the Glass (Chose Commune, Paris)
Masahisa Fukase, Simon Baker, and Tomo Kosuga Masahisa Fukase (Éditions Xavier Barral, Paris)
Sohrab Hura Look It’s Getting Sunny Outside!!! (Self-published under Ugly Dog, Delhi, India)
Raymond Meeks Halfstory Half-life (Chose Commune, Paris)
Carmen Winant My Birth (Self Publish, Be Happy Editions, London)
Daisuke Yokota Inversion (Akio Nagasawa Publishing, Tokyo)

Laia Abril On Abortion (Dewi Lewis Publishing, Stockport, England). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year
Laia Abril On Abortion (Dewi Lewis Publishing, Stockport, England). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year

First Photobook
Edén Bernal Exilios (Exiles) (Inframundo, Mexico City)
Nacho Caravia Mamá (Self-published, Barcelona, Spain)
M L Casteel American Interiors (Dewi Lewis Publishing, Stockport, England)
John Edmonds Higher (Capricious Publishing, New York)
Matthew Genitempo Jasper (Twin Palms Publishing, Santa Fe)
Julie Glassberg Due to unforeseen circumstances, this book has no title (Bike Kill) (Ceiba Editions, Siena, Italy)
Soham Gupta Angst (AKINA Books, London)
Yann Haeberlin Tina(?) (Self-published, Geneva, Switzerland)
Esther Hovers False Positives (Fw:Books, Amsterdam)
Maria Kapajeva You can call him another man (Kaunas Photography Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania)
Mariken Kramer The Eyes That Fix You in a Formulated Phrase (Multipress, Oslo, Norway)
Pixy Liao Experimental Relationship Vol. 1 (Jiazazhi Press, Ningbo, China)
Margo Ovcharenko Country of Women (Empty Stretch, Moscow)
Nicolas Polli Ferox The Forgotten Archives (1976–2010) (Ciao Press, Lausanne, Switzerland, and Skinnerboox, Jesi, Italy)
Laurence Rasti There Are No Homosexuals in Iran (Edition Patrick Frey, Zürich, Switzerland)
Nick Sethi Khichdi (Kitchari) (Dashwood Books, New York)
Clara de Tezanos Piedra-Padre Universe (Self-published, Guatemala City)
Jo Ann Walters Wood River Blue Pool and Blue Pool Cecilia (Image Text Ithaca, New York)
Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa One Wall a Web (Roma Publications, Amsterdam)
Masaki Yamamoto GUTS (Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo)

Pixy Liao Experimental Relationship Vol. 1 (Jiazazhi Press, Ningbo, China). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Pixy Liao Experimental Relationship Vol. 1 (Jiazazhi Press, Ningbo, China). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook

Photography Catalogue of the Year
Blind Date Exhibition Lieko Shiga (T&M Projects, Tokyo)
Body Against Body: The Battle of Images, from Photography to Live Streaming Thiago Nogueira, ed., Bárbara Wagner, Garapa Collective, Jonathas de Andrade, Letícia Ramos, Mídia Ninja, and Sofia Borges (Instituto Moreira Salles, São Paulo, Brazil)
The Land in Between Ursula Schulz-Dornburg (MACK, London)
Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings Sarah Greenough and Sarah Kennel (National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, in association with Abrams, New York)
A View of a Room Susan Meiselas (Here Press, London)

In addition the judges announced  a Special Mention this year for The Sweet Flypaper of Life by Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes, which was originally published in 1955 but reissued in paperback this year by First Print Press, New York. The shortlist jury this year was made up of: Lucy Gallun (associate curator in the Department of Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York), Kristen Lubben (executive director, Magnum Foundation, New York), Yasufumi Nakamori (incoming senior curator of international art [photography], Tate Modern, London), Lesley A. Martin (creative director, Aperture Foundation, and publisher of The PhotoBook Review), and Christoph Wiesner (artistic director, Paris Photo).

More than 980 books were entered for the awards this year, and the shortlists were compiled over three days. “The varied approaches and high level of experience that each of the jury members bring to the table leads to a process of selection that is very intense; a rigorous exchange of ideas about the many incredible books being made today,” said Christoph Wiesner. “The best photobooks can offer a more in-depth, heightened experience of an artist’s work, augmenting and expanding how we encounter that work in exhibitions or online.”

The Photobook of the Year award is given to the photographer, the First Photobook award goes to the photographer and publisher involved, and the publication, publisher, and/or organising institution responsible. The final jury is made up of: Hervé Digne (president of Manifesto and the Odeon Circle), Martha Kirszenbaum (curator), Kevin Moore (curator), Azu Nwagbogu (director of African Artists’ Foundation and LagosPhoto Festival, Nigeria), and Batia Suter (artist).

https://programme.parisphoto.com/en/programme-2018/photobook-awards.htm

++ This article was updated on 02 November to correct an error – the $10,000 goes to the First Photobook winner, not the Photobook of the Year. BJP apologises for any confusion caused ++

Nina Berman and Kimberly Stevens An autobiography of Miss Wish (Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year
Nina Berman and Kimberly Stevens An autobiography of Miss Wish (Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year
Dawoud Bey Seeing Deeply (University of Texas Press, Austin). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year
Dawoud Bey Seeing Deeply (University of Texas Press, Austin). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year
Sophie Calle Parce que (Éditions Xavier Barral, Paris). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year
Sophie Calle Parce que (Éditions Xavier Barral, Paris). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year
Alexandra Catiere Behind the Glass (Chose Commune, Paris). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year
Alexandra Catiere Behind the Glass (Chose Commune, Paris). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year
Masahisa Fukase, Simon Baker, and Tomo Kosuga Masahisa Fukase (Éditions Xavier Barral, Paris). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year
Masahisa Fukase, Simon Baker, and Tomo Kosuga Masahisa Fukase (Éditions Xavier Barral, Paris). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year
Sohrab Hura Look It’s Getting Sunny Outside!!! (Self-published under Ugly Dog, Delhi, India). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year
Sohrab Hura Look It’s Getting Sunny Outside!!! (Self-published under Ugly Dog, Delhi, India). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year
Raymond Meeks Halfstory Half-life (Chose Commune, Paris). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year
Raymond Meeks Halfstory Half-life (Chose Commune, Paris). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year
Carmen Winant My Birth (Self Publish, Be Happy Editions, London). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year
Carmen Winant My Birth (Self Publish, Be Happy Editions, London). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year
Daisuke Yokota Inversion (Akio Nagasawa Publishing, Tokyo). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year
Daisuke Yokota Inversion (Akio Nagasawa Publishing, Tokyo). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year
Maria Kapajeva You can call him another man (Kaunas Photography Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Maria Kapajeva You can call him another man (Kaunas Photography Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Nacho Caravia Mamá (Self-published, Barcelona, Spain). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Nacho Caravia Mamá (Self-published, Barcelona, Spain). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Margo Ovcharenko Country of Women (Empty Stretch, Moscow). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Margo Ovcharenko Country of Women (Empty Stretch, Moscow). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
John Edmonds Higher (Capricious Publishing, New York). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
John Edmonds Higher (Capricious Publishing, New York). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Edén Bernal Exilios (Exiles) (Inframundo, Mexico City). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Edén Bernal Exilios (Exiles) (Inframundo, Mexico City). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Mariken Kramer The Eyes That Fix You in a Formulated Phrase (Multipress, Oslo, Norway). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Mariken Kramer The Eyes That Fix You in a Formulated Phrase (Multipress, Oslo, Norway). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Esther Hovers False Positives (Fw:Books, Amsterdam). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Esther Hovers False Positives (Fw:Books, Amsterdam). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Nicolas Polli Ferox The Forgotten Archives (1976–2010) (Ciao Press, Lausanne, Switzerland, and Skinnerboox, Jesi, Italy). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Nicolas Polli Ferox The Forgotten Archives (1976–2010) (Ciao Press, Lausanne, Switzerland, and Skinnerboox, Jesi, Italy). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Julie Glassberg Due to unforeseen circumstances, this book has no title (Bike Kill) (Ceiba Editions, Siena, Italy). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Julie Glassberg Due to unforeseen circumstances, this book has no title (Bike Kill) (Ceiba Editions, Siena, Italy). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Soham Gupta Angst (AKINA Books, London). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Soham Gupta Angst (AKINA Books, London). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Masaki Yamamoto GUTS (Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Masaki Yamamoto GUTS (Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
M L Casteel American Interiors (Dewi Lewis Publishing, Stockport, England). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
M L Casteel American Interiors (Dewi Lewis Publishing, Stockport, England). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Laurence Rasti There Are No Homosexuals in Iran (Edition Patrick Frey, Zürich, Switzerland). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Laurence Rasti There Are No Homosexuals in Iran (Edition Patrick Frey, Zürich, Switzerland). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Matthew Genitempo Jasper (Twin Palms Publishing, Santa Fe). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Matthew Genitempo Jasper (Twin Palms Publishing, Santa Fe). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Clara de Tezanos Piedra-Padre Universe (Self-published, Guatemala City). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Clara de Tezanos Piedra-Padre Universe (Self-published, Guatemala City). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Nick Sethi Khichdi (Kitchari) (Dashwood Books, New York). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Nick Sethi Khichdi (Kitchari) (Dashwood Books, New York). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Yann Haeberlin Tina(?) (Self-published, Geneva, Switzerland). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Yann Haeberlin Tina(?) (Self-published, Geneva, Switzerland). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Jo Ann Walters Wood River Blue Pool and Blue Pool Cecilia (Image Text Ithaca, New York). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Jo Ann Walters Wood River Blue Pool and Blue Pool Cecilia (Image Text Ithaca, New York). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa One Wall a Web (Roma Publications, Amsterdam). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa One Wall a Web (Roma Publications, Amsterdam). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation First Photobook
Body Against Body: The Battle of Images, from Photography to Live Streaming Thiago Nogueira, ed., Bárbara Wagner, Garapa Collective, Jonathas de Andrade, Letícia Ramos, Mídia Ninja, and Sofia Borges (Instituto Moreira Salles, São Paulo, Brazil). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photography Catalogue of the Year
Body Against Body: The Battle of Images, from Photography to Live Streaming Thiago Nogueira, ed., Bárbara Wagner, Garapa Collective, Jonathas de Andrade, Letícia Ramos, Mídia Ninja, and Sofia Borges (Instituto Moreira Salles, São Paulo, Brazil). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photography Catalogue of the Year
Body Against Body: The Battle of Images, from Photography to Live Streaming Thiago Nogueira, ed., Bárbara Wagner, Garapa Collective, Jonathas de Andrade, Letícia Ramos, Mídia Ninja, and Sofia Borges (Instituto Moreira Salles, São Paulo, Brazil). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photography Catalogue of the Year
Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings Sarah Greenough and Sarah Kennel (National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, in association with Abrams, New York). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photography Catalogue of the Year
Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings Sarah Greenough and Sarah Kennel (National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, in association with Abrams, New York). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photography Catalogue of the Year
Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings Sarah Greenough and Sarah Kennel (National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, in association with Abrams, New York). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photography Catalogue of the Year
A View of a Room Susan Meiselas (Here Press, London). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photography Catalogue of the Year
A View of a Room Susan Meiselas (Here Press, London). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photography Catalogue of the Year
The Land in Between Ursula Schulz-Dornburg (MACK, London). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photography Catalogue of the Year
The Land in Between Ursula Schulz-Dornburg (MACK, London). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photography Catalogue of the Year
The Land in Between Ursula Schulz-Dornburg (MACK, London). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photography Catalogue of the Year
Blind Date Exhibition Lieko Shiga (T&M Projects, Tokyo). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photography Catalogue of the Year
Blind Date Exhibition Lieko Shiga (T&M Projects, Tokyo). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photography Catalogue of the Year
Blind Date Exhibition Lieko Shiga (T&M Projects, Tokyo). Nominated for the Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photography Catalogue of the Year
Diane Smyth

Diane Smyth is a freelance journalist who contributes to publications such as The Guardian, The Observer, The FT Weekend Magazine, Creative Review, The Calvert Journal, Aperture, FOAM, IMA, Aesthetica and Apollo Magazine. Prior to going freelance, she wrote and edited at BJP for 15 years. She has also curated exhibitions for institutions such as The Photographers Gallery and Lianzhou Foto Festival. You can follow her on instagram @dismy

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