David Galjaard heeft vrijdagmiddag bij Paris Photo de First PhotoBook prijs gewonnen met zijn eerder dit jaar verschenen boek Concresco. De prijs is goed voor veel aandacht, onder andere in een tentoonstelling en een bedrag van 10 duizend dollar. Het boek werd verkozen uit een lijst van 20 genomineerden.
Het Engelse persbericht:
Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation are pleased to announce the winners of The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. City Diary (Volumes 1-3), Anders Petersen (Steidl, 2012) has been selected as the PhotoBook of the Year, and Concresco, David Galjaard (Self-published, 2012) is the winner of $10,000 in the First PhotoBook category.
A jury in Paris, including Els Barents, Director of the Huis Marseille Museum for Photography; Roxana Marcoci, Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and Curator of the Paris Photo 2012 Platform; Britt Salvesen, Curator and Head of the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography and the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Thomas Seelig, Curator of the Fotomuseum Winterthur; and Timothy Prus, Curator of AMC Books, selected the winners for both prizes.
The thirty outstanding photobooks shortlisted for the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2012 are currently being exhibited at Paris Photo at the Grand Palais, followed by Aperture Gallery in New York; and will tour to other venues, to be determined. The shortlist was first announced in The PhotoBook Review 003, Aperture’s biannual publication dedicated to the consideration of the photobook, and is also available at Paris Photo’s website.
The initial selection was 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.
In addition to the prize and the exhibitions of shortlisted books, Paris Photo at the Grand Palais is hosting the exhibition Livre ouvert, featuring prints of Bernd and Hilla Becher, presented alongside the works from the exhibition Bernd & Hilla Becher-Printed Materials, 1964-2010. As always, the fair has dedicated a space to publishers and specialist booksellers, presenting newly listed titles, old and rare books, as well as limited editions. Numerous signing sessions with photographers are organized during the five-day event.
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