The Photobook Review

Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2012

In November 2011, the PhotoBook Review was pleased to be the vehicle for announcing the shortlist for the inaugural Paris Photo prize—a look back at the best photobook from the last fifteen years (for those of you who missed it, the winner was Paul Graham’s A Shimmer of Possibility).  In 2012, Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation have formalized a newPhotoBook Award with two prize categories: First PhotoBook and PhotoBook of the Year —  both prizes aimed at celebrating the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.

In November 2011, the PhotoBook Review was pleased to be the vehicle for announcing the shortlist for the inaugural Paris Photo prize—a look back at the best photobook from the last fifteen years.

The shortlist of 30 books will be again featured in PhotoBook Review, Issue 003 and will also be exhibited at Paris Photo in November 2012 and at Aperture’s gallery thereafter. Entries are being accepted now through September 10. 2012. Enter now! Enter often!

More details here, in this video dialogue between Aperture’s Chris Boot and Julien Frydman of Paris Photo, discussing why a prize, and why first books?

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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.

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