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The Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards
Exhibition coproduced by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo.

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 prizes in three categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year.

The bar for excellence is higher each year, with higher percentages of thoughtful, well-considered publications from all corners of the globe entered for consideration. The 35 included in the shortlist span an increasingly diverse selection of books.

THE WINNERS

PHOTOGRAPHY CATALOGUE OF THE YEAR
Mattie Boom and Hans Rooseboom
“New Realities: Photography in the 19th Century”

PHOTOBOOK OF THE YEAR
Dayanita Singh
“Museum Bhavan”

FIRST PHOTOBOOK
Mathieu Asselin
“Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation”

JURORS’ SPECIAL MENTION
Carlos Spottorno and Guillermo Abril
“La Grieta (The Crack)”

THE JURY:

Krzysztof Candrowicz, artistic director of the Triennial of Photography in Hamburg
Mitch Epstein, New York based, award winning photographer
Nathalie Herschdorfer, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Le Locle, Switzerland
Cristiano Raimondi, head of development and international projects at the New National Museum of Monaco Florencia
Giordana Braun, director and founder of Rolf Art gallery, Buenos Aires