Paris Photo and Aperture have partnered to celebrate the role and contribution of the photo book to photography, with the Paris Photo-Aperure Foundation PotoBook Awards, 2012. This year's awards will have two categories, with the prize of First PhotoBook and PhotoBook of the year. The PhotoBoox Review, an Aperture Foundation publication that provides an overview of the latest photography books being published, will release a pre-selected shortlist of thirty book titles, chosen by a jury of five, including executive director of Aperture Chris Boot, director of Paris Photo, Julien Frydman, as well as James Wellford, Newsweek magazine's senior international photo editor.
A final jury will decide upon the awards' recpients in Paris, where director of the Huis Marseilles Els Barents, the MoMA's curator of photography Roxana Marcoci, the LACMA assoicate curator of photography Edward Robinson and curator at the Fotomuseum Winterthur Thomas Seelig, will select the winners for the PhotoBook Awards 2012. The results will be announced on the evening of 12 November, at the opening of Paris Photo, the annual international art photography fair.
Deadline for submissions is 10 September. For entry details as well as information on eligibility visit the PhotoBooks Awards 2012 website.