The Photobook Review
KARMA 
by Óscar Monzón 
(Dalpine, Madrid / RVB Books, 2013)

Announcing the Winners of The Paris Photo—Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2013

Paris, November 15, 2013—Initiated in November 2011 by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo, the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with prizes in two categories: First PhotoBook and PhotoBook of the Year. A01 [COD.19.1.1.43] — A27 [S | COD.23] by Rosângela Rennó (self-published) is the 2013 PhotoBook of the Year, and KARMA by Óscar Monzón (RVB Books/Dalpine) is the winner in the First PhotoBook category. Special jury recognition was given to War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, edited by Anne Wilkes Tucker and Will Michels with Natalie Zelt (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston/Yale University Press). In 2012, First PhotoBook was awarded to Concresco by David Galjaard (self-published). PhotoBook of the Year went to City Diary by Anders Petersen (Steidl).

The jury for this year’s shortlist selection included: Vince Aletti, curator, critic, author, and photography-exhibition reviewer for the New Yorker; 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 Barbara Tannenbaum, curator of photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

A second jury in Paris selected the winners. This jury included Gerry Badger, photographer, architect, and critic; Dr. Tobia Bezzola, director of Museum Folkwang (Germany), Dr. Harald Falckenberg, founder of Sammlung Falckenberg/Deichtorhallen Hamburg (Germany); Thyago Nogueira, contemporary photography coordinator, Instituto Moreira Salles (Brazil), and editor of ZUM magazine; and Maia-Mari Sutnik, photography and special projects curator of Art Gallery of Ontario (Canada).

The shortlist was exhibited during Paris Photo at the Grand Palais, Paris, from November 14–17. All thirty books are profiled in issue 005 of The PhotoBook Review, Aperture’s biannual publication dedicated to the consideration of the photobook.

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