2020 Book Awards long and shortlists announced

The long and shortlists for the 2020 Photography Book Award and Moving Image Book Award have been announced

The Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards have announced the long and shortlisted titles for the 35th edition of the prize. The books in the running for the 2020 Photography Book Award and Moving Image Book Award address diverse global issues related to race, justice, identity, and the construction of truth, history and memory.

Ranging from illuminating artist monographs and anthologies to in-depth critiques of photography or filmmaking, to photobooks reconstructing hidden stories, and much more, the lists reflect the Foundation’s enduring recognition of rigorous and original books that will likely have a lasting impact on their field.

“The significant themes that emerged from this year’s submissions clustered around identity, environment and the uses of history and memory. Overall the entries demonstrate the centrality of photography as a major articulation of submerged, contested but vital histories.”
Professor Elizabeth Edwards, Judge, Photography Book Award

“The longlist contains work that pushes at the boundaries of the cinematic. It is a set of books that aims to reinterpret the past, reflecting how moving images mediate our lives, animate our memories and vitally record our presence.”
Dr Andrew Moor, Judge, Moving Image Book Award

In lieu of an Awards Ceremony which usually takes place during Photo London, the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation has teamed up with ​The​ ​Photographers’ Gallery to announce the winners in September. This will be followed by a live stream event featuring conversations about the two winning titles hosted by the Gallery, which will be open to the public.

2020 Photography Book Award (Longlist):

●  The Canary and The Hammer​ by Lisa Barnard (MACK)

●  Women War Photographers: From Lee Miller to Anja Niedringhaus​ by Anne-Marie Beckmann & Felicity Kom, eds. (Prestel)

●  Seeing the Unseen​ by Harold Edgerton (Steidl co-published with the MIT Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts)

●  LaToya Ruby Frazier ​(Mousse Publishing / Mudam Luxembourg)

●  Signs and Wonders: The Photographs of John Beasley Greene​ by Corey Keller (Prestel)

●  The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion​ by Antwaun Sargent (Aperture)

●  Dr. Paul Wolff & Tritschler: Light and Shadow – Photographs 1920 bis 1950​ by Hans-Michael Koetzle (Kehrer Verlag)

●  Photography, Truth and Reconciliation b​y Melissa Miles (Routledge)

●  The Curious Moaning of Kenfig Burrows ​by Sophy Rickett (GOST Books)

Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum, 1897–1922​ by Margaret Sartor and Alex Harris, eds. (University of North Carolina Press)

2020 Moving Image Book Award (Longlist):

●  Artists’ Moving Image in Britain since 1989 ​by Erika Balsom, Lucy Reynolds & Sarah Perks (eds) (Paul Mellon Centre)

●  Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film ​by Allyson Nadia Field, Marsha Gordon, eds (Duke University Press)

●  Frame by Frame: A Materialist Aesthetics of Animated Cartoons ​by Hannah Frank (University of California Press)

●  The Brighton School and the Birth of British Film ​by Frank Gray (Palgrave Macmillan)

●  Film, Music, Memory ​by Berthold Hoeckner (University of Chicago Press)

●  The Lost World of DeMille ​by John Kobal (University Press of Mississippi)

●  I Seem to Live. The New York Diaries. Vol. I 1950-1969 ​by Jonas Mekas (Spector Books)

●  This Thing of Darkness: Eisenstein’s Ivan the Terrible in Stalin’s Russia ​by Joan Neuberger (Cornell University Press)

●  The Brothers Mankiewicz: Hope, Heartbreak, and Hollywood Classics ​by Sydney Ladensohn Stern (University Press of Mississippi)

●  Silent Cinema: A Guide to Study, Research and Curatorship​ by Paolo Cherchi Usai (Bloomsbury)

Read more on the 2020 Book Awards page.

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