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Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards

PhotoBook Awards
Deadline: September 14

Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation are pleased to announce the 2018 edition of The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year.

Categories
The First PhotoBook Prize: A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first finished, publicly available photobook is judged to be the best of the year. Twenty books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The PhotoBook of the Year Prize: This prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s), and publisher responsible, for the photobook judged to be the best of the year. Ten books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The Photography Catalogue of the Year Prize: Awarded to the publication, publisher, and/or organizing institution responsible for the exhibition catalogue or museum publication judged to be the best of the year. Five books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The shortlisted books, accompanied by the jury’s comments, will be featured in the fall 2018 edition of The PhotoBook Review issue 015 (published by Aperture Foundation), to be released at Paris Photo.

The winners will be announced Friday, November 9th, 2018 at Paris Photo.

Fees:
First PhotoBook: $30 per book
PhotoBook of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each additional entry from the same publisher
Photography Catalouge of the Year: $60 for the first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each additional entry from the same publisher.

Prospectus

Earlier Event: September 13
Radcliffe Institute Fellowship
Later Event: September 15
The Elizabeth Sloan Tyler Memorial Award