Photography Book Awards Shortlist

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The Catacombs 1967, Billy Monk © The Estate of Billy Monk, courtesy Stevenson Cape Town and Johannesburg / Dewi Lewis Publishing

The Catacombs 1967, Billy Monk © The Estate of Billy Monk, courtesy Stevenson Cape Town and Johannesburg / Dewi Lewis Publishing

Clear your reading lists for the next few months. The Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards for Photography and Moving Image have just been announced

Images of or by Alfred Hithcock, Bruce Davidson, William Eggleston all feature in the shortlists and longlists for the 2013 Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards. The ultimate winners of the two categories – Best Photography Book and Best Moving Image Book – will share a prize of £10,000 which will be announced on 25 April at the Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony held in London.

The Best Photography Book award was judged by Zelda Cheatle, photography specialist and former owner of the Zelda Cheatle gallery in London Zelda Cheatle (chair), longtime writer for The Guardian on Photography Sean O’Hagan and 2009 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize winner, photographer Paul Graham.

The catalogue for London’s Barbican show Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s is a reminder of the time when photography began to be considered more widely as an art form, and its international take on the period is a reminder of the medium’s egalitarian spirit.

2.Raghubir Singh (1942-1999) Below the Howrah bridge a Marwari bride and groom after rites by the Ganges, 1968, © 2012 Succession Raghubir Singh

2. Raghubir Singh (1942-1999) Below the Howrah bridge a Marwari bride and groom after rites by the Ganges, 1968, © 2012 Succession Raghubir Singh

Nightclub Photographs feature the images of bouncer Billy Monk, who worked in the Catacombs club in Cape Town. Monk intended to sell the photos to the clients but slowly got drawn into documenting the people and nightlife, until he stopped in 1969. The negatives were discovered in the early 80s and an exhibition was put on but Monk got in involved in a fight on the way to the show, and was fatally shot in the chest. He never got to see his work ‘in lights’.

1.The Catacombs, 21 November 1967, Billy Monk © The Estate of Billy Monk, courtesy Stevenson Cape Town and Johannesburg / Dewi Lewis Publishing

The Catacombs, 21 November 1967, Billy Monk © The Estate of Billy Monk, courtesy Stevenson Cape Town and Johannesburg / Dewi Lewis Publishing

Another set of  ‘resurrected’ images appears on the longlist, as photographer Dirk Silverman’s book of photos from the Algerian war comes out in a new edition 50 years after its first publication.

Algeria by Dirk Alvermann (Steidl) © Dirk Alvermann 2013, courtesy Steidl

And the catalogue for Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop by Mia Fineman which we featured in 7 Days was also longlisted.

Man on Rooftop with Eleven Men Unidentified, American artist

Man on Rooftop with Eleven Men Unidentified, American artist

The the moving image section 39 Steps to the Genius of Hitchcock by James Bell, editor (British Film Institute), features 39 essays about the undoubted master of the thriller and chiller. While last year Vertigo  finally toppled Citizen Kane from Sight and Sounds poll of over 850 critics for best film, photographers will no doubt be partial to Hitchcock’s Rear Window – an exploration of the psychological motive and creative eye of the professional photographer.

2.The family Hitchcock at home in Bel Air. ©BFI National Archive/Special Collections

2. The family Hitchcock at home in Bel Air. ©BFI National Archive/Special Collections

Hitchcock’s work also appears in Hollywood Costume by Deborah Nadoolman Landis. We eagerly wait the results with as much tension as Tippi Hedren.

2.The Birds, 1963. Costume designer Edith Head. ©Universal Pictures/Photofest/The Kobal Collection

The Birds, 1963. Costume designer Edith Head. ©Universal Pictures/Photofest/The Kobal Collection

 

 

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