Paris Photo-Aperture PhotoBook Awards 2023

  • Opens
    14 Jun 2023
  • Deadline
    8 Sep 2023
  • Link
  • Entry fee
    € 27-54
  • Topics Awards, Photobooks

The Awards celebrates the book's contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.

Overview

Initiated in November 2012 by Aperture and Paris Photo, the Paris Photo–Aperture PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalog of the Year.

Practical Info

A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first finished, publicly available photobook is judged to be the best of the year. Twenty books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The PhotoBook of the Year Prize will be awarded for the photobook judged to be the best of the year. Ten books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The Photography Catalog of the Year Prize is awarded to the publication, publisher, and/or organizing institution responsible for the exhibition catalog or museum publication judged to be the best of the year. Five books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The shortlisted books, accompanied by the jury’s comments, will appear online and in a special take-away catalog, to be released at Paris Photo. An exhibition of shortlisted books will also travel internationally following their display in Paris.

About Paris Photo

Paris Photo is the world's largest international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium. The annual event for collectors, professionals, artists, and enthusiasts, Paris Photo offers its visitors the most qualitative and diverse selection of artworks alongside an ambitious public program with leading figures in the field.

About Aperture

Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online. Created in 1952 by photographers and writers as “common ground for the advancement of photography,” Aperture today is a multi-platform publisher and center for the photo community.

Vasantha Yogananthan
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Vasantha Yogananthan

Mohamed Bourouissa
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Mohamed Bourouissa

2022 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist
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2022 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist