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The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2016


Deadline:

September 09, 2016


Opportunity Cover Image - The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2016

ANNOUNCING THE 2016 PARIS PHOTO - APERTURE FOUNDATION PHOTOBOOK AWARDS
CALL FOR ENTRIES IS MAY 16 – SEPTEMBER 9, 2016

Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation are pleased to announce the 2016 edition of The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.

Special Early Bird price until June 23, 2016:

• First PhotoBook early bird special: $30 $20 per book

• PhotoBook of the Year early bird special: $60 $50 for first entry from a given publisher, $25 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher

• Photography Catalogue of the Year early bird special: $60 $50 for first entry from a given publisher, $25 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher

Criteria for Eligibility:

First PhotoBook

• A book in which the dominant content is photography, featuring the work of one or more photographer/artist,* produced in physical form, and available for purchase or distributed free of charge, whether via trade distribution, print on demand, a gallery or online outlet, or otherwise. (“Virtual” or electronic books that exist only in digital form are not eligible for entry at this time.)

• A book that is the first by the given photographer/artist is eligible for entry, whether a first self-published book, a first limited-edition book, a first gallery-published collection, a first book made available by print on demand, or a first book published by a publisher for release in the book trade. A first book published by an established publisher is eligible for entry even if the photographer/artist previously released a self-published book or a limited-edition book for distribution outside the trade. However, once a photographer/artist has had a book published by a mainstream publisher in the book trade, a subsequent book (whether self-published or not) is not eligible for entry.

• Books must be produced or published between September 1, 2015, and September 7, 2016. Books produced before September 7, 2016, but not due for release or publication until a later date in 2016, are also eligible.

PhotoBook of the Year

• A book in which the dominant content is photography, whether authored by more than one photographer/artist* or authored by an editor, produced in physical form, and published in an edition of no less than one hundred copies.

• Books must be produced or published between September 1, 2015, and September 7, 2016. Books produced before September 7, 2016, but not due for release or publication until a later date in 2016, are also eligible.

• Entries for either award may only be submitted by the photographer/artist, the publisher, or a third party acting
with the consent of the photographer/artist.

Photography Catalogue of the Year

• An exhibition catalogue or museum publication in which the dominant content is photography. Catalogues can feature the work of one or more photographer/artist, should be produced in physical form, and available for purchase or distributed free of charge, whether via trade distribution, print on demand, a gallery or online outlet, or otherwise.

• Text-only publications are not eligible, however, catalogues can include extensive research, writing, and analysis—whether dedicated to the oeuvre of a single photographer, or an exploration of a collection based in photographic history and practice.

• Catalogues must be produced or published between September 1, 2015, and September 7, 2016. Catalogues produced before September 7, 2016, but not due for release or publication until a later date in 2016, are also eligible.

*Books by or featuring the work of more than one photographer/artist are eligible in all categories.

Judging:

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 2016 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.

Entry Fee:

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.

Prizes:

– The First PhotoBook Prize: A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first photobook is judged to be best of the year.

– The PhotoBook of the Year Prize: The PhotoBook of the Year Prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s), and publisher responsible, for the photobook judged to be the best of the year.

– The Photography Catalogue of the Year Prize: The Photography Catalogue of the Year Prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s), and publisher responsible, for the exhibition catalogue or museum publication judged to be the best of the year.

The shortlisted books, accompanied by the jury’s comments, will be featured in the fall 2015 edition of The PhotoBook Review (published by Aperture Foundation). This issue will be released at Paris Photo. Copies will be also be available at the Aperture Gallery, as well as distributed with Aperture magazine and through other distribution partners. The prize-related contents will be viewable on the Aperture website.

How to Enter

To enter you must be a registered user on the website. If you are a first time Entrant or registering a new email address click the Register button on Registration page on the website.


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Publish Date
May 24, 2016




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