2019 PhotoBook Awards / Calls & Submissions

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Deadline:

09/13/2019

Opportunity Type:

Calls & Submissions

Organization Name:

Aperture Foundation

Organization Location:

New York, NY

Fee:

First Photobook: $30 / PhotoBook of the Year: $60 / Photo Catalogue of the Year: $60

Initiated in November 2012 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 three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year. Since the announcement of the 2018 winners last November, the shortlisted titles have been exhibited in nine venues internationally. In total, the 2017 Shortlist was seen in four countries, at venues including Miami PhotoFest, Miami, Florida; Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, Canada; and Photo Basel, Switzerland.

Please note that all books will need to physically arrive at Aperture Foundation in New York on or before September 13 to qualify.

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 2019 edition of The PhotoBook Review, issue 017 (published by Aperture Foundation), to be released at Paris Photo.

https://contests.picter.com/photobook-awards-2019

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