Past photography winners

2021
Dream is Wonderful, Yet Unclear

JOINT WINNER. See the 2021 Book Awards page for more information about Dream is Wonderful, Yet Unclear.

Maria Kapajeva
Milda Books
2021
Sunil Gupta: From Here to Eternity

JOINT WINNER. See the 2021 Book Awards page for more information about From Here to Eternity.

Edited by Mark Sealy
Autograph
2020
LaToya Ruby Frazier

See the 2020 Book Awards page for more information about LaToya Ruby Frazier.

LaToya Ruby Frazier
Mousse Publishing
2019
Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail the Dark Lioness

See the 2019 Book Awards page for more information about ‘Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail the Dark Lioness‘.

Zanele Muholi
Aperture
2018
Field Studies: Walking through Landscapes and Archives

A Natural History Museum short film about the making of Field Studies can be viewed here.

Chrystel Lebas
FW: Books
2017
Provoke: Between Protest and Performance
Edited by Diane Dafour, Duncan Forbes and Matthew Witkovsky
Steidl
2016
The Erasure Trilogy
Fazal Sheikh
Steidl
2015
Amore e Piombo
Roger Hargreaves and Federica Chiocchetti
AMC
2014
Sergio Larrain: Vagabond Photographer
Agnès Sire
Éditions Xavier Barral and Thames and Hudson
2013
War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath
Anne Wilkes Tucker, Will Michels and Natalie Zelt
Yale University Press
2012
Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs
Weston Naef and Christine Hult-Lewis
J. Paul Getty Museum
2011
TJ: Johannesburg Photographs 1948-2010 / Double Negative: A Novel
David Goldblatt and Ivan Vladislavić
Constrasto
2010
Oil
Edward Burtynsky
Steidl
2009
In History
Susan Meiselas, edited by Kristen Lubben
Steidl
2008
Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945
Matthew S. Witkovsky
Thames and Hudson
2008
Impressed By Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860
Roger Taylor
Yale University Press
2006
The Photobook: A History, Volumes 1 & 2
Martin Parr and Gerry Badger
Phaidon
2004
Res: Lo Stato delle Cose
Antonio Biasiucci
Contrasto
2004
Family Business
Mitch Epstein
Steidl
2002
The Photographic Art of William Henry Fox Talbot
Larry J Schaaf
Princeton University Press
2002
The Beautiful and the Damned: The Creation of Identity in Nineteenth Century Photography
Peter Hamilton & Roger Hargreaves
Lund Humphries in association with the National Portrait Gallery
2000
Case History
Boris Mikhailov
Scalo
2000
Scientific Photography and Applied Imaging
Sidney F Ray
Focal Press
1999
Photography: An Independent Art – Photographs from the Victoria & Albert Museum 1839-1996
Mark Haworth-Booth
V&A Publishing
1999
Real Fantasies:Edward Steichen’s Advertising Photography
Patricia Johnston
University of California Press
1999
High Speed Photography and Photonics
Sidney F Ray
Focal Press
1999
Parisian Views
Shelley Rice
MIT Press
1999
Delta: The Perils, Profits and Politics of Water in South and Southeast Asia
Daniel Schwartz
Thames & Hudson
1998
Umbo: Otto Umbehr 1902-1980
Herbert Molderings
Richter Verlag
1998
Beauty of Another Order: Photography in Science

Contributions by Marta Braun, Mimi Cazort, Martin Kemp, John McElhone and Larry Schaaf

Ann Thomas (Editor)
Yale University Press, UK/USA in association with the National Gallery of Canada
1996
In Retrospect
Eve Arnold
Sinclair-Stevenson, UK and Alfred A Knopf, USA
1996
Records of the Dawn of Photography: Talbot’s Notebooks P & Q
Larry J Schaaf
Cambridge University Press
1994
The Illustrated History of Colour Photography
Jack H Coote
Fountain Books
1994
Walker Evans: The Hungry Eye
Gilles Mora and John T Hill
Éditions du Seuil and Thames & Hudson
1994
Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue
Eugene Richards
Aperture
1992
Photography at the Bauhaus
Jeannine Fiedler
Dirk Nishen
1992
Out of the Shadows: Herschel, Talbot and the Invention of Photography
Larry J Schaaf
Yale University Press, USA/UK
1992
Biomedical Photography
John P Vetter
Focal Press
1988
Unexplored London
Paul Barkshire
Lennard
1985
Let Truth Be the Prejudice: W Eugene Smith, His Life and Photography
Ben Maddow
Aperture
1985
Kroppen Forsvar / Human Body’s Defence
Lennart Nilsson, Jan Lindberg, Stig Nordfeldt and Kjell Lindqvist
Bonnier Fakta
1985
Incurably Romantic
Bernard F Stehle
Temple University Press