Mathieu Asselin’s book Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation has won the $10,000 First PhotoBook Prize in the 2017 Paris Photo—Aperture Foundation PhotoBook awards. Published by Verlag Kettler and Acte Sud, the book combines original photos, old Monsanto ads and archival material about the pesticide manufacturer. Dayanita Singh won PhotoBook of the Year for Museum Bhavan, her series of nine small, accordion-fold books contained within a clamshell box. (See: Photo Book Making: Dayanita Singh’s “Museum Bhavan.”)
Winners were chosen by a jury that included: Florencia Giordana Braun, director and founder of Rolf Art Gallery in Buenos Aires; curator Krzysztof Candrowicz, artistic director of the Triennial of Photography in Hamburg; photographer Mitch Epstein; Nathalie Herschdorfer, director of Museum of Fine Arts, Le Locle, Switzerland; and Cristiano Raimondi of the New National Museum of Monaco. They chose the winners from a shortlist of 20 books in each category. The jurors for the shortlist were Kathy Ryan, director of photography at The New York Times Magazine; Joel Smith, photography curator at the Morgan Library & Museum; photography Gregory Halpern, whose book ZZYZX won the 2016 PhotoBook prize; Christoph Wiesner, artistic director of Paris Photo; Lesley A. Martin, creative director of Aperture Foundation.
Two other PhotoBook Prizes were also awarded. The winner of the Photography Catalogue of the Year prize is the catalogue for “New Realities: Photography in the 19th Century” at the Rijiksmuseum in Amsterdam. The jurors also awarded a special mention to La Grieta (The Crack), a combination graphic novel and photo book, created by Carlos Spottorno and Guillermo Abril and published by Astiberri Ediciones.
New Ideas in Photo Book Making: Dayanita Singh’s “Museum Bhavan”
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