Announcing the Winners of The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards
Paris, November 16, 2012—Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation are pleased to announce the winners of The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. City Diary (Volumes 1-3) by Anders Petersen (Steidl, 2012) has been selected as the PhotoBook of the Year, and Concresco by David Galjaard (Self-published, 2012) is the winner of $10,000 in the First PhotoBook category.
A 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; Britt Salvesen, curator and head of the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography and the department of prints and drawings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Thomas Seelig, curator and curator of collections at the FotomuseumWinterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland; and Timothy Prus, curator of AMC Books, selected the winners for both prizes.
The thirty outstanding photobooks shortlisted for the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2012 are currently being exhibited at Paris Photo at the Grand Palais, after which they will be presented at Aperture Gallery in New York and other venues to be determined. The shortlist was first announced in The PhotoBook Review 003, Aperture’s biannual publication dedicated to the consideration of the photobook, and is also available at Paris Photo’s website.
The initial selection was made by Phillip Block, deputy director of programs and director of education at the International Center of Photography, New York; 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.
In addition to the prize and the exhibitions of shortlisted books, Paris Photo at the Grand Palais is hosting the exhibition Livre ouvert, featuring prints by Bernd and Hilla Becher alongside the works from the exhibition Bernd & Hilla Becher-Printed Materials, 1964–2010. As always, the fair has dedicated a space to publishers and specialist booksellers presenting newly listed titles, old and rare books, and limited editions. Numerous signing sessions with photographers are organized during the five-day event.
The PhotoBook Review is a publication dedicated to the consideration of the photobook—focusing on the best photography books being published, from the coffee-table book to the handmade artist’s edition, and on creating a better understanding of the ecosystem of the photobook as a whole.