The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards

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Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo are proud to present the shortlist nominees and winners of the second annual photobook awards.

Prior to Paris Photo, a jury met in New York to review all eight hundred entries to the awards. From this collection, a shortlist of thirty titles was selected (ten for PhotoBook of the Year and twenty for First PhotoBook). The following jury compiled the shortlist: Vince Aletti, curator, critic, and author who writes photography reviews 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 final jury in Paris chose the two winners in November. A01 [COD.] — A27 [S | COD.23] by Rosângela Rennó (Self-published) has been selected as the PhotoBook of the Year, and KARMA by Óscar Monzón (RVB Books, Paris / Dalpine, Madrid) is the winner of the First PhotoBook category. The jury included: Maia-Mari Sutnik, Photography and Special Projects Curator of Art Gallery of Ontario; Thyago Nogueira, Contemporary Photography Coordinator / ZUM Magazine editor, Instituto Moreira Salles; Dr. Tobia Bezzola, Director of Folkwang Museum; Dr. Harald Falckenberg, Sammlung Falckenberg / Deichtorhallen Hamburg; and Gerry Badger, photographer, architect, and critic.

Both prizes come with special distinction; in addition, the winner of the First PhotoBook Prize receives $10,000. Each winner will be selected upon the basis of the quality of the photographs, their sequencing, the relevance of the book’s conception, and its characteristics as an object, including its graphic design, editorial structure, and the quality of its fabrication.

Supported by Amana




The exhibition consists of the thirty titles shortlisted for both the Photobook of the Year and the First PhotoBook prizes.

Participation Fee:

$500 for an 8-week showing. The host venue is responsible for pro-rated shipping and insurance.


The exhibition is available through 2015.