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The 2016 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Award Winners


Books 2016 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Award Winners Established in 2013, the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, Photography Catalogue of the Year, and PhotoBook of the Year.

A final jury in Paris selected the winners for all three photobook prizes, which were revealed at Paris Photo on Friday, November 11, 2016.

Michael Christopher Brown won the 2016 First PhotoBook Award for Libyan Sugar printed by Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, NM, 2016.

Gregory Halpern won the 2016 PhotoBook of the Year award for ZZYZX printed by MACK, London, 2016.

Karolina Puchała-Rojek and Karolina Ziębińska-Lewandowska won the 2016 Photography Catalogue of the Year Award for Wojciech Zamecznik: Photo-graphics published by Fundacja Archeologia Fotografii, Warsaw, 2015. This title is now out-of-print and unavailable.


Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards
Established in 2013, the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, Photography Catalogue of the Year, and PhotoBook of the Year.

The selections were made by Ann-Christin Bertrand, Curator, C/O Berlin; David Campany, independent curator and writer; Lesley A. Martin, Creative Director, Aperture Foundation and Publisher, The PhotoBook Review; Becky Senf, Phoenix Art Museum and Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; and Christoph Wiesner, Artistic Director, Paris Photo.

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Find more information on the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards here.

ZZYZX.
By Gregory Halpern. MACK, 2016.
 
 
PhotoBook of the Year:

ZZYZX
Photographs by Gregory Halpern

The pictures in this book begin in the desert east of Los Angeles and move west through the city, ending at the Pacific. This general westward movement alludes to a thirst for water, as well as the original expansion of America, which was born in the East and which hungrily drove itself West until reaching the Pacific, thereby fulfilling its “manifest” destiny.

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Libyan SugarBy Michael Christopher Brown
Twin Palms Publishers, 2016.

First PhotoBook Award:

Libyan Sugar
Photographs by Michael Christopher Brown

Centered around the 2011 Libyan Revolution, Libyan Sugar is a road trip through a war zone, detailed through photographs, journal entries, and written communication with family and colleagues. A record of Michael Christopher Brown's life both inside and outside Libya during that year, the work is about a young man going to war for the first time and his experience of that age-old desire to get as close as possible to a conflict in order to discover something about war and something about himself-perhaps a certain definition of life and death.

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Wojciech Zamecznik: Photo-graphics 
By Karolina Puchala-Rojek 
and Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska 
Fundacja Archeologia Fotografii, 2015.

Photography Catalogue of the Year:

Wojciech Zamecznik: Photo-graphics
By Karolina Puchala-Rojek and Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska

In the years 1940-42 Zamecznik studied at the Department of Interior Design of the High School for Building Engineering in Warsaw. During the Second World War he frequented clandestine classes at the Architecture Department of the Warsaw Polytechnic. He was a prisoner in the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. Between 1945 and 1947 he worked as a graphic designer at the Bureau for the Reconstruction of Warsaw.

This title is sold-out from the publisher.



PhotoBook of the Year Runners Up:


The Meadow
Barbara Bosworth
Publisher: Radius Books

Selected as one of the Best Books of 2015 by: Melanie McWhorter






Looking for Alice
Sian Davey
Publisher: Trolley Books








End.
Eamonn Doyle
Publisher: D1

Read the review by Colin Pantall on photo-eye Blog




The Democratic Forest
William Eggleston
Publisher: Steidl

Selected as Book of the Week by Jeff Mermelstein




Taking Stock of Power: An Other View of the Berlin Wall.
Arwed Messmer and Annett Gröschner
Publisher: Hatje Cantz







Berenice Abbott: Paris Portraits 1925–1930.
Berenice Abbott
Publisher: Steidl








The Epic Love Story of a Warrior.
Peter Puklus
Publisher: SPBH Editions

Read the review by Adam Bell on photo-eye Blog





Parallel Encyclopedia #2
Batia Suter
Publisher: Roma Publications








Little North Road: Africa in China
Daniel Traub
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag








First PhotoBook Runners Up:


The Prospect of Immortality
Murray Ballard
Publisher: GOST Books









Where We've Been, Where We're Going, Why?
Dan Boardman & Aspen Mays
Publisher: Conveyor Editions/RVB Books






The Naming of a River
Cheng Xinhao
Publisher: Jiazazhi Press









Astres Noirs
Katrin Koenning and Sarker Protick
Publisher: Chose Commune

Read the review by Colin Pantall on photo-eye Blog







Sugar Paper Theories
Jack Latham
Publisher: Here Press









Summer Days Staten Island.
Christine Osinski
Publisher: Damiani







Lost Coast
Curran Hatleberg
Publisher: TBW Books







00A
Dominique Somers
Publisher: Art Paper Editions









Tokyo
Sohei Nishino
Publisher: amana








 
Magic Party Place
C. J. Clarke
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag









Foreigner: Migration into Europe 2015–2016
John Radcliffe Studio
Self-published









Dear Clark, Portrait of a Con Man.
Sara-Lena Maierhofer
Drittel Books









Black is the Day, Black is the Night
Amy Elkins
Self-published






A House Without a Roof
Adam Golfer
Publisher: Booklyn








 
Event Horizon
Quentin Lacombe
Self-published









Dark Archives: 1-41
Andre Bradley
Publisher: Image Text Ithaca Press









How We End
Kate Stone and Hannah Schneider
Self-published










Estamos Buscando A (We're Looking For)
Paul Turounet
Self-Published





I Absolutely Forbade All Public Photographs of Myself
Yannick Bouillis
Self-Published







Photography Catalogue of the Year Runners Up:



A Handful of Dust.
David Campany
Publisher: Mack

Selected as one of the Best Books of 2015 by Rafal Milach



*David Campany recused himself from the shortlist jury’s discussions of this title.

  
Moholy-Nagy: Future Present.
László Moholy-Nagy
Publisher: Art Institute of Chicago









Robert Mapplethorpe: The Archive.
Robert Mapplethorpe
Publisher: Getty Research Institute









Werker 2: A Spoken History of the Young Worker.
Marc Roig Blesa and Rogier Delfos
Publisher: Werker Magazine






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