The German Photobook Prize awards for 2011 have been announced, which seems a little premature. The web site is in German, but it is easy enough to work out who gets the gold and silver gongs in the following categories: Photobook; History / Theory; Textbook.
The 'gold' winners are listed below:
Stanley Green. Black Passport. Benteli*
Nadav Kander. Yangtze –The Long River. Hatje Cantz
Lillian Bassman & Paul Himmel. The First Retrospective. Kehrer*
Christian Lutz. Tropical Gift: the Business of Oil and Gas in Nigeria. Lars Müller
Bruce Davidson. Outside / Inside. Steidl
Cynthia Young. Mexican Suitcase. Steidl
Uwe Steinmueller & Jürgen Gulbins. Handbuch Digitale Dunkelkammer. Dpunkt [ISBN for English translation: 9781933952710]
* In stock at Harrow
The written reasons given by the jury aren't so easy to figure out, but Google translate can help here.
I have ordered a copy of the textbook The Digital Photography Workflow Handbook: From Import to Output, which is published by Rocky Nook. I will be looking out for an e-copy, but in the meantime you might want to take a look at Uwe's English-language website, Digital Outback Photo.