1st May 2019
Women dominate the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation Book Awards: The shortlists of both photography and moving image 2019 awards are led by women
The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation have announced their long and shortlists for the annual Photography and Moving Image Book Awards, as well as the recipient of this year’s Fellowship Award, Susan Meiselas.
Susan Meiselas is a highly esteemed photographer who has been documenting the world’s most pressing social and political issues for over 40 years.
She has been a member of Magnum Photos since 1976 and her important contributions to documentary photography brings communities together through collective memory, fights to expose dictatorships and helps to give voice to the victims of disturbing humanitarian crises. This year Susan is also a nominee of the Deutsche Borse Photography Foundation Prize.
The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation Book Awards take place annually in conjunction with Photo London. This year the awards reception is on 16th May. The longlists for each prize cover some of our most pressing concerns, from the repression of abortion, to urgent environmental issues, and contemporary politics of race and identity. The lists also demonstrate the Foundation’s recognition of original and rigorous bodies of research destined for book form.

2019 Best Photography Book Award (Shortlist):

On Abortion by Laia Abril (Dewi Lewis Publishing)
Deana Lawson: An Aperture Monograph Photographs by Deana Lawson (Aperture)
Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness by Zanele Muholi (Aperture)

Best Moving Image Book Award (Shortlist):

Hollywood by Hollywood: The Backstudio Picture and the Mystique of Making Movies by Steven Cohan (Oxford University Press USA)
Inhospitable World: Cinema in the Time of the Anthropocene by Jennifer Fay (Oxford University Press USA)
Scala Cinema: 1978 – 1993 by Jane Giles (FAB Press)

Image Credit: From Caspian: The Elements by Chloe Dewe Mathews © the artist, Aperture and Peabody Museum Press