4th August 2020
Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards Announce 2020 Longlists and Shortlists

The Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards are the UK’s leading prizes for books on photography and the moving image. Celebrating their 35th anniversary this year, the Awards have announced the long and shortlisted titles for the 2020 edition.

The books in the running for the Photography Book Award and Moving Image Book Award address diverse global issues related to race, justice, identity, and the construction of truth and memory.

Shortlisted for the Photography Book Award is LaToya Ruby Frazier, whose eponymous work is published by Mousse Publishing & Mudam Luxembourg, alongside Melissa Miles’ Photography, Truth and Reconciliation (Routledge) and The Curious Moaning of Kenfig Burrows by Sophy Rickett (GOST Books).

The Moving Image Book Award shortlist sees Allyson Nadia Field and Marsha Gordon’s book about race and identity, Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film (Duke University Press), listed alongside Frame by Frame: A Materialist Aesthetics of Animated Cartoons by Hannah Frank (University of California Press) and This Thing of Darkness: Elsenstein’s Ivan the Terrible in Stalin’s Russia by Joan Neuberger (Cornell University Press).

In lieu of an Awards Ceremony which usually takes place during Photo London, the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation has teamed up with The Photographers’ Gallery in London to announce the winners in September. The Gallery will also host a livestream digital event, featuring conversations about the two winning titles.

To see the long and shortlists, visit the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation website.
You can also view photographs from the books via the Guardian.

Image Credit: Stephen Tayo, Lagos, Nigeria, 2019, from The New Black Vanguard (Aperture, 2019).