Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards announce 2020 winners
The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation has announced the two winners of the 35th edition of its Photography and Moving Image Book Awards, celebrating outstanding and original publications that will have a lasting impact on their field.
Chicago-based artist LaToya Ruby Frazier has won the Photography Book Award for her eponymous monograph LaToya Ruby Frazier (Mousse Publishing & Mudam Luxembourg). Exploring racial discrimination, poverty, post-industrial decline and its human costs, the book leaves a lasting historical legacy and forms a pertinent contemporary commentary about the American condition.
Hannah Frank (1984-2017) has been awarded the Moving Image Book Award for her posthumously published P.hD thesis Frame by Frame: A Materialist Aesthetics of Animated Cartoons (University of California Press). Frank takes a unique frame by frame look at pre-digital cartoon-making in the Golden Age of animation (1920-60).
In lieu of a physical awards ceremony, the 2020 winning titles will be showcased in a live-streamed event in partnership with The Photographers’ Gallery on 30 September, featuring conversations with artist LaToya Ruby Frazier and editor of Frame by Frame Daniel Morgan.
RSVP for the event via The Photographers’ Gallery website.
Image Credit: LaToya Ruby Frazier, Sandra Gould Ford in Her Office in Homewood, PA, 2017, Gelatin silver print, Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/Rome.