About the Book Awards

The 2022 Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards

The winners of this year’s Kraszna-Krausz Photography and Moving Image Book Awards are announced


The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation is very pleased to announce the winners and shortlisted titles for the 37th edition of the prize.

The Films of Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné: 1963–1965 edited by John G. Hanhardt (Whitney Museum of American Art) wins the Kraszna-Krausz Moving Image Book Award.

The Photography Book Award goes to a seminal new anthology What They Saw: Historical Photobooks by Women, 1843-1999 edited by Russet Lederman & Olga Yatskevich (10×10 Photobooks).

Events celebrating the books and this year’s awards will be held in collaboration with the Barbican and the Victoria and Albert Museum in the Autumn. Sign up to our mailing list to hear about plans for the award celebrations and to keep up to date with the Foundation’s news and events.

The books longlisted for the 2022 Photography and Moving Image Book Awards address wide-ranging issues such as gender, race, radical politics, and warfare, and diverse perspectives on the history and production of filmmaking. Visit the 2022 Book Awards page to see the selected titles.

The Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards celebrate creativity and rigour within the publishing industry, selecting books for their attention to content, quality and presentation. The longlisted titles were exhibited at Photo London in the publishing section (booth P10) from 12-15 May 2022.


The Awards: Celebrating excellence in photography and moving image publishing

The annual Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards recognise individuals or groups of individuals who, in the opinion of the Judges, have made an outstanding original or lasting contribution to the literature of or concerning the art and practice of photography or the moving image. Two winning titles are selected; one in the field of photography and one in the field of the moving image (including film, television and digital media). 


Eligibility

Books are required to meet the following criteria:

  • The book must be published between the 1 January and 31 December of the previous year i.e. the 2023 Awards will be open to books published in 2022. The copyright date on the colophon determines the publication year.
  • The book must be published, distributed or available to buy (including online) in the UK.
  • Non-English language books must be accompanied by an English language translation of all text. English language translations first published within the qualifying period are eligible.
  • Submissions in the Photography Book award category must contain a significant textual element (image-only books are not eligible).
  • Submissions are welcome from publishers, authors, collectives and individuals self-publishing their work. Self-published titles must have been released in a minimum print run of 100 copies.
  • Publishers may submit up to six different titles.
  • New editions of books are eligible. However, reprints or revised books should have a significant amount of new material, and the original or earlier editions should not have been previously long-listed for the awards.

Awards Timeline

The Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards take place annually. The call for submissions is issued each Autumn. Submissions to the 2023 Awards will be invited in Autumn 2022.

Details of the deadlines for submission of the entry form, digital files and postage of book copies will be provided in the Autumn.

The long and shortlisted titles are usually announced in the Spring and the winners are normally celebrated at an event in early summer. The date and format of the 2022 Awards events will be confirmed here so please check back or sign up to our newsletter to receive updates.


How to enter

Submissions for the Awards are welcome from publishers, authors, collectives and individuals self-publishing their work. There is no entry fee.

Submissions for the 2022 Awards are now closed. The call for submissions to the 2023 Awards will be issued in Autumn 2022. The downloadable entry form and terms and conditions will be posted here. Please check back or sign up to our mailing list to receive a notification. If you would like to enter a book, you will need to do the following:

  • Complete the submission form
  • Supply a digital sample or pdf of the book
  • Supply 5 high resolution files from the book (including the book cover)
  • Send 3 hard copies of the submitted title (once eligibility is confirmed).

How will the books be judged?

The judging panel will consist of three internationally recognised experts in their specialist fields. There are separate panels for the photography and moving image awards. Previous judges have been drawn from the worlds of fine art, photography, film, galleries, museums, academia and publishing. The 2023 Award judges will be announced in early 2023. The names of previous judges can be found here.

In the opinion of the judges, winning books should make a significant contribution to the art, scholarship, history, research, criticism, science or conservation of photography or the moving image. In addition to the visual and written content, submissions are judged on the standards of production, format and design.

From the total submissions, a long list of ten books is selected in each category by the judges. This is then reduced to shortlists of three, from which two final winning publications are chosen. The author/s or editor/s of each winning book receive a £5,000 cash prize.