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Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards

The shortlists for the Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards have been announced for the Best Photography Book Award and the Best Moving Image Book Award of 2012. The winners will be announced during the Sony World Photography Awards at the London Hilton, Park Lane, London, on Thursday 26 April 2012.

 

Best Moving Image Book Award Shortlist

Selected by judges Sandra Hebron (Chair), Nigel Floyd and Ginette Vincendeau

  • Pretty: Film and the Decorative Image, by Rosalind Galt (Columbia University Press)
  • Setting the Scene: The Art and Evolution of Animation Layout, by Fraser Maclean (Abrams & Chronicle Books)
  • Concentrationary Cinema: Aesthetics as Political Resistance in Alain Resnais’ Night and Fog, by Max Silverman and Griselda Pollock (Berghahn Books)

 

Best Photography Book Award Shortlist

  • Selected by judges Lindsey Stewart (Chair), Gerry Badger and Jem Southam
  • Blind, by Sophie Calle (Actes Sud)
  • Brush and Shutter: Early Photography in China, by Jeff Cody, Frances Terpak et al. (Getty Publications)
  • Fred Herzog: Photographs, by Fred Herzog (Douglas & McIntyre)
  • Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs, by Weston Naef and Christine Hult-Lewis (Getty Publications)
  • Redheaded Peckerwood, by Christian Patterson (Michael Mack)

 

Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards Exhibition, 27 April – 20 May 2012

An exhibition of the most highly recommended books from each award, curated by the judging panels, will be on display at Somerset House for the duration of the World Photography Festival and Exhibition from 27 April to 20 May 2012.

 

Highly recommended photography books for exhibition

Selected by judges Lindsey Stewart (Chair), Gerry Badger and Gem Southam

  • Blind, Sophie Calle (Actes Sud)
  • Brush and Shutter: Early Photography in China, ed. Jeffrey W Cody and Frances Terpak (Getty Publications)
  • Photographic Memory: The Album in the Age of Photography, Verna Posever Curtis (Aperture Foundation)
  • Santu Mofokeng: Chasing Shadows, Corinne Diserens (Prestel)
  • Chromes, William Eggleston (Steidl)
  • A New Map of Italy, Guido Guidi (Loosestrife Books)
  • Fred Herzog Photographs, Fred Herzog (Douglas l& McIntryre)
  • Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs, Weston Naef and Christine Hult Lewis (Getty Publications)
  • Redheaded Peckerwood, Christian Patterson (Michael Mack)
  • A Criminal Investigation, Watabe Yukichi (Editions Xavier Barral / Le Bal)

 

Highly recommended moving image books for exhibition

Selected by judges Sandra Hebron (Chair), Nigel Floyd and Ginette Vincendeau

  • Useful Cinema, ed. Charles R Acland and Haidee Wasson (Duke University Press)
  • Making the Transformational Moment in Film: Unleashing the Power of the Image (with the films of Vincent Ward), Dan Fleming (Michael Wiese Productions)
  • Pretty: Film and the Decorative Image, Rosalind Galt (Columbia University Press)
  • Film and the End of Empire, ed. Lee Grieveson and Colin MacCabe (Palgrave Macmillan)
  • Screening the Unwatchable: Spaces of Negation in Post-Millennial Art Cinema, by Asbjørn Grønstad (Palgrave Macmillan)
  • Setting the Scene: The Art and Evolution of Animation Layout, Fraser Maclean (Chronicle Books)
  • A Social History of Iranian Cinema (Vol 1), Hamid Naficy (Duke University Press)
  • Expanded Cinema: Art, Performance, Film, ed. A L Rees, David Curtis, Duncan White, Steven Ball (Tate Publishing)
  • Concentrationary Cinema: Aesthetics as Political Resistance in Alain Resnais’ Night and Fog, ed. Max Silverman and Griselda Pollock (Berghahn Books)
  • The Filming of Modern Life: European Avant-Garde Film of the 1920s, Malcolm Turvey (The MIT Press)

For further details, visit www.kraszna-krausz.org.uk/

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