THE WINNERS OF THE PARIS PHOTO APERTURE FOUNDATION PHOTOBOOK AWARDS 2015
Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation announce the winners of the 2015 edition of the Paris Photo Photobook Awards 2015 (the complete shortlist).
A jury in Paris selected this year’s winners: Frish Brandt, president of Fraenkel Gallery; Christophe Boutin, cofounder of onestar press; Clément Chéroux, curator of photography at Centre Pompidou; Donatien Grau, author and editor; and Lorenzo Piani, curator of the Enea Righi Collection, Bologna.
You Haven’t Seen Their Faces by Daniel Mayrit , RIOT BOOKS is the winner of $10,000 in the First PhotoBook category. Frish Brandt said of the First PhotoBook winner, You Haven’t Seen Their Faces, “Surveillance is now part of our ongoing conversation regarding the ubiquity of the camera.There is a compelling tension in this project that causes one to page through the book with increasing questions and diminishing answers.” Lorenzo Piani added, “Daniel Mayrit’s You Haven’t Seen Their Faces is proof that it is possible to make a great and intelligent book without necessarily creating a luxurious product.”
The selection for Photography Catalogue of the Year is Images of Conviction: The Construction of Visual Evidence (LE BAL/ Éditions Xavier Barral). It was selected for “its autonomy in relation to the exhibition,” says Boutin. “This book is an instant classic well-done,with outstanding material.” Illustrated People by Thomas Mailaender (Archive of Modern Conflict/RVBBooks) is the winner of PhotoBook of the Year. A special jurors’ mention goes to Deadline by Will Steacy (b.frank books).
Aperture Gallery, New York, December 12, 2015–February 8, 2016
Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, December 2015–January 2016 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, May 1–31,
Self Publish Riga, Riga Photomonth, Latvia, May 12–June 3, 2016
15th International Festival of Photography in Łódź, Fotofestiwal 2016, Poland June 9 – 19, 2016
Landskrona Foto Festival, Landskrona, Sweden, August 19– 27, 2016