Past photography winners

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
2005
Res: Lo Stato delle Cose
Antonio Biasiucci
Contrasto
2005
Family Business
Mitch Epstein
Steidl
2003
The Photographic Art of William Henry Fox Talbot
Larry J Schaaf
Princeton University Press
2003
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 Johnson
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