Douglas Stockdale, Sarah Hadley & Chris Davies photo 2017 copyright by Marissa Caichiolo
I was very honored to be a jurist for a second time of the International Photobook Competition. which is sponsored by Photo Independent. The selected photographic books will be featured as part of Photobook Independent during the same event in Los Angeles later this month.
From the press release: Los Angeles, Calif. (April 3, 2017) – Photo Independent announces the winners of the 2017 International Photobook Awards. The competition received photobooks from 16 countries. The judges selected six books as Best in Show, three self-published/handmade photobooks and three published photobooks.
Self-Published/Handmade photo books include:
Ellen Korth, Netherlands: Charkow
Claire Felicie, Netherlands: Only The Sky Remains Untouched
Frank Hamrick, USA: Harder Than Writing a Good Haiku
Published photo books include:
Manca Juvan, Slovenia: Guardians of the Spoon — Zalobzba ZRC / ZRC Publishing (review is pending)
Stanislav Briza, Czech Republic: Hitchhike — BFLMPSVZ
Susan Burnstine, USA: Absence of Being — Damiani
Honorable Mentions were also awarded to:
Jason Paul Reimer, USA: 197 — Dummy Book
Shane Lavalette, USA: One Sun, One Shadow — Self-Published
Xiomara Bender, Switzerland: North Korea, The Power of Dreams — Kehrer Verlag
Steve Diet Goedde, USA: Arrangements -Volume III | 2007-2015 — Century Guild
The Best in Show photobooks, as well as the Four Honorable Mentions will be exhibited and available for purchase during Photo Independent, April 21-23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Photo Independent location: The REEF, DTLA (Down Town Los Angeles), 1933 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
General Fair Hours: Saturday, April 22, 11am–7pm & Sunday, April 23, 11am–6pm
A number of the winners of this competition have been previously featured on The PhotoBook (links are provided, above) while I have noted the photographers and their photobook which have reviews that are still in process. So more to come, stay tuned!
The competition judging panel had a slight change and included (in addition to me):
- Marisa Caichiolo, Curator and Executive Director, Building Bridges Art Exchange
- Chris Davies, Publisher, Fabrik Magazine
- Sarah Hadlee, Independent Curator and Founder of the Filter Photo Festival
- Sarah Lee, Curator
- Douglas Stockdale, Photographer, Author/Book Artist, Photobook Reviewer, Curator
This was a really interesting and wonderful opportunity to review a broad and diverse group of photobooks. I feel fortunate to be able to get a strong pulse of what is happening in the greater photo book community.
Congratulations to those photographers whose books were juried in!