Competitions 2018 Paris-Photo ApertureFoundation PhotoBook Awards
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International Deadline: September 14, 2018 – Initiated in November 2012 by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo, the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation 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 Catalogue of the Year.
The awards will be judged in two stages. An initial jury will meet in New York to select the shortlisted entries in both categories. The final winners will be decided by a separate jury that will meet in Paris immediately before Paris Photo begins. The initial jury will include representatives of both Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation, and the final jury will include neither.
Each award winner will be chosen from the juried shortlist, all of which will be exhibited at Paris Photo. The fall 2018 issue of The PhotoBook Review (published by Aperture Foundation) will feature all of the shortlisted books. Following their display during Paris Photo, an exhibition of the thirty shortlisted books will travel to Aperture Gallery in New York and may be exhibited at other venues.
— The First PhotoBook Prize
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
This prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s), and publisher responsible, 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 Catalogue of the Year Prize
Awarded to the publication, publisher, and/or organizing institution responsible for the exhibition catalogue 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 be featured in the fall 2018 edition of The PhotoBook Review issue 015 (published by Aperture Foundation), to be released at Paris Photo.
- First PhotoBook: $30 per book
- PhotoBook of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher
- Photography Catalogue of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher
From May 30, 2018 to June 30, 2018: Early Bird Special
- First PhotoBook: $20 per project
- PhotoBook of the Year: $50 for first project from a given publisher, $20 for each subsequent project from the same publisher
- Photography Catalogue of the Year: $50 for first project from a given publisher, $20 for each subsequent project from the same publisher
Delivery of books
- Author / Photographer information
- Book dimensions (in inches and centimeters), number of pages, the edition number or print run
- ISBN number
- Short description where the book is sold
- Book title, year of publication, and publisher information
- Book cover [upload an image or render of the book cover]
- A short description / summary of the book and why it’s being submitted to that particular category
- The photographer of author’s name, as well as the designer and the editor’s names
- Biography and CV
Submission Deadline: 14 September 2018
Shortlist announcement: September 2018
Winner Announcement: 9 November 2018
Exhibition Start: 8 December 2018
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