Thursday, 4 April 2013

Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards

I'm grateful to the World Photography Organisation website for news of this year's Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards for photography and moving image.  The shortlists have just been announced.


For photography the following books were shortlisted:
  • *Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s / Kate Bush (Barbican Art Gallery)
  • Billy Monk / Billy Monk (Dewi Lewis)
  • *War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath / Anne Wilkes Tucker, Will Michels and Natalie Zest (Yale University Press)

The longlist also included:
  • Algeria / Dirk Alvermann (Steidl)
  • Uncle Charlie / Marc Asnin (Contrasto)
  • *Chris Killip: arbeit / work / David Campany and Ute Eskildsen (Steidl)
  • On the Mines / David Goldblatt and Nadine Gordimer (Steidl)
  • *Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop / Mia Fineman (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
  • Sarah Angelina Acland: First lady of Colour Photography / Giles Hudson (Bodleian Library, University of Oxford)
  • *Mikhael Subotzky: Retinal Shift / Mikhael Subotzky and Anthea Buys (Steidl)

Items with an asterisk are either in stock or on order.

Moving image

In the moving image category, the following books were short-listed:
  • 39 Steps to the Genius of Hitchcock / James Bell (ed.) (British Film Institute)
  • First Films of the Holocaust: Soviet Cinema and the Genocide of the Jews, 1938-46 / Jeremy Hicks (University of Pittsburgh Press)
  • *Hollywood Costume / Deborah Nadoolman Landis (V&A Publishing)

The longlist also included:
  • Audiences: Defining and Researching Screen Entertainment Reception / Ian Christie, ed. (Amsterdam University Press) Available here:
  • The James Bond Archives / Paul Duncan (Taschen)
  • *Ealing Revisited / Mark Duguid et al (British Film Institute)
  • The Art and Making of the Dark Knight Trilogy / Jody Duncan Jesser and Jannine Pourroy (Abrams)
  • *Behind the Scenes at the BBFC: Film Classification from the Silver Screen to the Gilded Age / Edward Lamberti (Palgrave Macmillan)
  • *The Cinema of Tarkovsky: Labyrinths of Space and Time / Nariman Skakov (I.B. Tauris)
  • Publisher Ilex for the 2012 books from their series Filmcraft: Costume Design, Production Design, Editing, Cinematography, Directing

Items with an asterisk are either in stock or on order.


All books will be displayed at Somerset House in London as part of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition (26th April to 12th May).  The winners will be announced at a ceremony to open the exhibition on the 25th April.