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2013 Paris Photo/Aperture Photobook Awards Shortlists

photo-eye had a wonderful, eventful trip to the New York Art Book Fair this year. We hope to share many of the treasures that we discovered while there in the next few weeks, but one great event was the announcement of the Paris Photo/Aperture 2013 Photobook Awards Shortlist. Photographer Alec Soth made the presentation of the twenty finalists First Photobook Prize and ten Photobook of the Year. The winners for both categories will be announced during Paris Photo in November. We are pleased to present the list of shortlisted titles below, along with photo-eye Bookstore links, bookteases and reviews when available.

Visit Aperture’s site, for more info on pre-jurors and their jurors’ statement.

Shortlisted Titles for PhotoBook of the Year:

Holy Bible
Photographers: Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
Publisher: MACK, London / Archive of Modern Conflict, London

New York Arbor
Photographer: Mitch Epstein
Publisher: Steidl, Göttingen, Germany
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Iris Garden
Photographer: William Gedney
Text: John Cage
Publisher: Little Brown Mushroom, Minneapolis

The Black Photo Album / Look at Me: 1890–1950
Photographer: Santu Mofokeng
Publisher: Steidl / The Walther Collection, Göttingen / New York

Surrendered Myself to the Chair of Life
Photographer: Jin Ohashi
Text: Nobuyoshi Araki
Publisher: AKAAKA, Tokyo
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A01 [COD.] — A27 [S | COD.23]
Photographer: Rosângela Rennó
Publisher: RR Edições, Rio de Janeiro

Rasen Kaigan / Album
Photographer: Lieko Shiga
Publisher: AKAAKA, Tokyo
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Birds of the West Indies
Photographer: Taryn Simon
Publisher: Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, Germany

Photographer: Carlos Spottorno
Publisher: Phree and Editorial RM, Madrid

War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath
Photographers: Various
Authors: Anne Wilkes Tucker and Will Michels, with Natalie Zelt
Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts Houston / Yale University Press, New Haven
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Shortlisted Titles for First PhotoBook:

World of Details
Photographer: Viktoria Binschtok
Publisher: Distanz, Berlin

A Period of Juvenile Prosperity
Photographer: Mike Brodie
Publisher: Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe
Read the review by Sarah Bradley
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Photographer: Delphine Burtin
Publisher: Self-published

Speaking of Scars
Photographer: Teresa Eng
Publisher: If / Then Books, London

Photographer: Craig Fineman
Publisher: Stussy / Dashwood Books, New York

The Canaries
Photographer: Thilde Jensen
Publisher: LENA Publications, Truxton, New York

Nine Nameless Mountains
Photographer: Maanantai Collective
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany

Top Secret: Images from the Stasi Archives
Photographer: Simon Menner
Publisher: Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, Germany

Photographer: Óscar Monzón
Publisher: Dalpine, Madrid / RVB Books, Paris

Photographer: Adam Pańczuk
Publisher: Self-published

The Fourth Wall
Photographer: Max Pinckers
Publisher: Self-published
Read the review by Colin Pantall
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History of the Visit
Photographer: Daniel Reuter
Publisher: Self-published

Photographer: Thomas Sauvin
Publisher: Archive of Modern Conflict, London

Beautiful Pig
Photographer: Ben Schonberger
Publisher: Self-published

Grays the Mountain Sends
Photographer: Bryan Schutmaat
Publisher: Silas Finch Foundation, New York

Down These Mean Streets
Photographer: Will Steacy
Publisher: b. frank books, Zürich

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Return to Sender
Photographer: Sipke Visser
Publisher: Self-published
Read the review by Colin Pantall
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Ad Infinitum
Photographer: Kris Vervaeke
Publisher: Self-published

Dalston Anatomy
Photographer: Lorenzo Vitturi
Publisher: Jibijana Books in association with SPBH Editions, London and Milan

La Montagne Dorée
Photographer: Myriam Ziehli
Publisher: Self-published