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  • Exhibition View, Paris Photo-Aperture PhotoBook Awards, FOTO ARSENAL WIEN, 2023 © Michael Seirer Photography
  • 02 June 2023 -
  • 20 August 2023

Paris Photo–
Aperture PhotoBook Awards

The Paris Photo–Aperture PhotoBook Award, which was initiated in November 2012, acknowledges the contribution of photo books to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year.
The Paris Photo–Aperture PhotoBook Award, which was initiated in November 2012, acknowledges the contribution of photo books to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year.

Paris Photo and Aperture Celebrate Their Tenth Anniversary

The Paris Photo–Aperture PhotoBook Award, which was initiated in November 2012, acknowledges the contribution of photo books to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year.

“We are very proud to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the PhotoBook Awards in conjunction with the twenty-fifth anniversary of Paris Photo and the seventieth anniversary of Aperture. Every year it is a joy to see what this prize means to the photography community, both due to the number and quality of the contributions that have been submitted, but also due to the continuing enthusiasm for this medium, which remains a central aspect of the fair and brings together so many artists, publishers, collectors, and enthusiasts.”—Florence Bourgeois, director of Paris Photo

The prizes are awarded in two phases. A first jury meets in New York to select which entries to include in the short lists for each category. The award recipients in each category are then chosen from the jury’s list, which will be exhibited at Paris Photo in its entirety. After Paris Photo, an exhibition of the full shortlisted book including the winners will be exhibited at the following venues:

Paris Photo, November 2022
Printed Matter, New York, January 2023
Medium Photo Festival, San Diego, April 2023
Copenhagen Photo Festival, June 2023
Foto Wien, Wien, June 2023
The Reference, Seoul, June 2023
Lightbox Photo Library, Taipei, August 2023
Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal, September 2023
Istituto Italiano di Fotografi, Milan, October 2023

Since 2012, nearly one thousand new books have been submitted in the three categories of this prize every year. This collection of over nine thousand books includes photo books from over sixty-five countries and serves as an incomparable resource for photographers, scholars, and curators and providing an overview of the enormous number of photo books produced today.

Location: MQ Salon

Exhibition View, Paris Photo-Aperture PhotoBook Awards, FOTO ARSENAL WIEN, 2023 © Michael Seirer Photography
Exhibition View, Paris Photo-Aperture PhotoBook Awards, FOTO ARSENAL WIEN, 2023 © Michael Seirer Photography
Exhibition View, Paris Photo-Aperture PhotoBook Awards, FOTO ARSENAL WIEN, 2023 © Michael Seirer Photography