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2012 PhotoBook Awards Shortlists

The PhotoBook Awards from Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation have just released the shortlisted titles for PhotoBook of the Year and First PhotoBook prizes. With 30 titles total, 10 for the PhotoBook of the Year and 20 for the First PhotoBook prize, the list is an embarrassment of riches, and I think it's safe to say that we can expect a number of these titles on our 2012 Best Books list (and you may recognize a few that were already on our 2011 list). See the announcement here.

Looking it over, we noticed that we've got BookTeases and reviews for a number of theses titles and we're happy to share them with you here to give you a chance to take a look inside the books that a make up the list. A number of them are also in stock -- click the title to order a copy.

Shortlisted titles for PhotoBook of the Year:

From History Repeating
History Repeating
Photographer: Ori Gersht
Publisher: MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
See the Booktease

Retinal Shift
Photographer: Mikhael Subotzky
Publisher: Steidl
See the Booktease

Rachael, Monique
Photographer: Sophie Calle
Publisher: Xavier Barral

from (based on a true story)
(based on a true story)
Photographer: David Alan Harvey
Publisher: BurnBooks
See the Booktease
Read the review by Colin Pantall

covers of City Diary
City Diary
Photographer: Anders Petersen
Publisher: Steidl
See the Booktease
Read the blog post by Sarah Bradley

Book of Books
Book of Books
Photographer: Stephen Shore
Publisher: Phaidon
Watch the video

Two Thousand Light Years From Home
Photographer: Pietro Mattioli
Publisher: Kodoji Press

Table of Power 2
Photographer: Jacqueline Hassink
Publisher: Hatje Cantz

from She
Photographer: Lise Sarfati
Publisher: Twin Palms
See the Booktease
Read the review by Tom Leininger

from A Head with Wings
A Head with Wings
Photographer: Anouk Kruithof
Publisher: Little Brown Mushroom
See the Booktease

Shortlisted titles for First PhotoBook:

Uncle Charlie
Photographer: Marc Asnin
Publisher: Contrasto

Photographer: Cristina De Middel
Publisher: Cristina De Middel

Photographer: David Galjaard
Text: Slavenka Drakcelic and Jaap Scholten
Publisher: David Galjaard

from Summer Weather
Summer Weather
Photographer: Michael Jang
Publisher: Owl and Tiger
See the Booktease

Photographer: N&D
Publisher: Random Number 11

from Jeddah Diary
Jeddah Diary
Photographer: Olivia Arthur
Publisher: Fishbar
See the Booktease
Read the blog post by Sarah Bradley

Metsästä, From the Woods
Photographer: Anne Golaz
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

from Sans titre, M. Bertillon
Sans titre, M. Bertillon
Photographer: Stéphanie Solinas
Publisher: RVB Books
See the Booktease

from Cette Montagne, C'est Moi
Cette Montagne, C’est Moi
Photographer: Witho Worms
Publisher: Fw:
See the Booktease

The Wrong Side: Living on the Mexican Border
Photographer: Jérôme Sessini
Publisher: Contrasto

Hired Hand
Photographers: Stuart Bailes, Bea Fremderman, Ingo Mittelstaedt, Athena Torri
Publisher: Vandret Publications

from Celebrity
Photographer: Kenji Hirasawa
Publisher: Bemojake
See the Booktease

from Cruising
Photographer: Chad States
Publisher: powerHouse Books
See the Booktease
Read the review by Adam Bell

from C.E.N.S.U.R.A.
Photographer: Julián Barón
Publisher: Editorial RM
See the Booktease

Singular Beauty
Photographer: Cara Phillips
Publisher: Fw:

Dive Dark, Dream Slow
Photographer: Melissa Catanese
Publisher: The Ice Plant

from A Natural Order
A Natural Order
Photographer: Lucas Foglia
Publisher: Nazraeli Press
See the Booktease
Read Laura Moya's interview with Lucas Foglia
Read Antone Dolezal's blog post

from Interrogations
Photographer: Donald Weber
Publisher: Schilt
Read Melanie McWhorter's blog post

7 Rooms
Photographer: Rafal Milach
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag, Treemedia

Photographer: Nina Poppe
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Congratulations to all those shortlisted!