Thursday, 31 March 2011

2011 Kraszna-Krausz Foundation Book Awards

The shortlists for the 2011 Kraszna-Krausz Foundation Book Awards were recently announced.

This year, the winners will be announced during the Sony World Photography Awards on the 27th April. There will also be an accompanying exhibition at Somerset House, featuring some of the books submitted.

One of the judges this year - a former winner of the moving image prize - is David Campany, a Reader in Photography at the University of Westminster.

The items marked with an asterisk are either in stock in the library or on order.

Best Photography Book Award Shortlist

*TJ: Johannesburg Photographs 1948-2010 / Double Negative: A Novel, David Goldblatt and Ivan Vladislaviċ (Contrasto)

*The Thirty Two Inch Ruler / Map of Babylon, John Gossage (Steidl)

*Camille Silvy: Photographer of Modern Life 1834 – 1910, Mark Haworth-Booth (The National Portrait Gallery)


Best Moving Image Book Award Shortlist

Von Sternberg, John Baxter (The University Press of Kentucky)

*Eadweard Muybridge, Philip Brookman (Corcoran Gallery of Art, Tate Publishing, Steidl)

*Illuminations: Memorable Movie Moments, Richard D. Pepperman (Michael Wiese Productions)

*Disappearing Tricks: Silent Film, Houdini, and the New Magic of the 20th Century, Matthew Solomon (University of Illinois Press)

Further reading

http://www.kraszna-krausz.org.uk/

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

2011 Infinity Awards - International Center of Photography

Two books added to the library collection in the previous year have been recognised by the ICP in their annual awards. 

These are Gerry Badger's, The Pleasures of Good Photographs (in the writing category) and Alec Soth's, From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America (in the publication category).

Viviane Sassen was recognised in the Applied/Fashion/Advertising Photography category.  Her book Flamboya published by Contrasto was also added to the collection recently, and is previewed below.




Her work is mentioned briefly in the following article:

Evans, J. (2009). The Artist Formerly Known as Fashion Photography. Aperture, 48-57. Retrieved from Art Full Text database.

Further reading

ICP Press Release