© Michael Christopher BrownMichael Christopher Brown has won the $10,000 First PhotoBook Award from the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. He won the prize, which is given for an outstanding first monograph, for his book Libyan Sugar (published by Twin Palms), which looks at the Magnum photographer’s experience covering the Libyan civil war. Gregory Halpern’s ZZYZX (published by MACK), won PhotoBook of the Year. ZZYZK presents a series of photos Halpern made as he traveled through Los Angeles, starting in the desert east of the city and ending at the Pacific coast. Photographer Paul Graham, who served on the jury that selected the winners, said in a statement, “Great photography is the ultimate arbiter; the outstanding work in Gregory Halpern’s ZZYZX carries the day.”

The awards were announced today at the Paris Photo festival.

The prize for Photography Catalogue of the Year went to Wojciech Zamecznik: Photo-graphics by Karolina Puchała-Rojek and Karolina Ziębinńska-Lewandowska of the Fundacja Archeologia Fotografii. The jurors awarded a Special Mention Prize to Taking Stock of Power: An Other View of the Berlin Wall by Annett Gröschner and Arwed Messmer (published by Hatje Cantz).

In addition to Paul Graham, other members of this year’s prize jury were Jens Hoffmann, curator at the Jewish Museum, New York City; Agnès Sire, director of Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris;  Katja Stuke, designer at BöhmKobayashi, Düsseldorf; and gallerist Thomas Zander. They selected the winners from a short list of books chosen by Christoph Wiesner, artistic director of Paris Photo; Lesley A. Martin, Creative Director of the Aperture Foundation book program and The PhotoBook Review; writer David Campany; Ann-Christin Bertrand, curator, C/O Berlin; and Rebecca Senf, chief curator and Norton Family Curator of Photography at the Center of Creative Photography, Tucson.

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