Deadline September 10th: The Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards 2012

Paris Photo | Aperture Foundation
Photobook Awards 2012: First Photobook & Photobook of the Year
Deadline: Monday, September 10, 2012

“Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation have joined forces to launch two new photobook awards in 2012. Entries will be accepted from July 15 through September 10, 2012. Thirty shortlisted entries in total will be exhibited, and the award winners will be announced, at Paris Photo, November 14-18, 2012.

Featuring Two Categories

  • First PhotoBook
    A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer/artist whose first photobook is deemed by an independent jury to be best of the year.
  • PhotoBook of the Year
    PhotoBook of the Year will be awarded to the photographer/artist and publisher, whose book is deemed by an independent jury to be the best of the year.


  • Shortlist Selection
    The initial selection will be made by Phillip Block, Deputy Director of Programs and Director of Education at the International Center of Photography; Chris Boot, Executive Director of Aperture Foundation; Julien Frydman, Director of Paris Photo; Lesley A. Martin, Publisher at Aperture Foundation; and James Wellford, senior international photo editor at Newsweek magazine.
  • Final Selection
    A final jury in Paris, including Els Barrents, Director of the Huis Marseille; Roxana Marcoci, Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Curator of the Paris Photo 2012 Platform; Edward Robinson, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Associate Curator of Photography; Thomas Seelig, Curator of the Fotomuseum Winterthur; and others to be announced, will select the winners for both prizes.”

For further details, submission guidelines for each of the awards, and to enter, click here.


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