Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards
Initiated in November 2011, the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.
There is something tremendously clarifying about looking over hundreds of new photobooks over the space of a few days; patterns emerge, revealing current thematic, design, and format trends. It has become evident that we have reached a highly sophisticated level of photobook production, in which there is a tremendous plurality of styles—from the most baroque to the extremely minimalist. As juror Anne Wilkes Tucker points out, “People are thinking increasingly in sequences and bodies of work, and of the book as their primary form of presentation.”
In past years Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards have had two categories: First PhotoBook and PhotoBook of the Year. This year, the Awards introduced a brand-new third category, Photography Catalogue of the Year.
This exhibition will feature 95 volumes, which have been nominated for the Awards in the last three years.
Exhibition organized by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo. Supported by amana.
Friday 13 Feb 2015
6 – 8pm
13 – 22 February 2015
83 Kerr Street