Launched in 2019, the Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards are the UK's leading awards for excellence in photography and the moving image. They recognize individuals who have made an outstanding original or lasting contribution to the literature of photography or moving images (including film, television, and new media).Two winners are selected each year, with the £10,000 prize money divided equally between the categories.
About the photographers who have won so far
- MUHOLI, Zanele (for 'Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness', 2019)
FRAZIER, LaToya Ruby (for her Monograph, 2020)
GUPTA, Sunil (for 'From Here To Eternity', 2021)
KAPAJEVA, Maria (for 'Dream is Wonderful, Yet Unclear', 2021)
Short- and long listed photobooks
Shortlist: MUHOLI, Zanele - 'Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness'; ABRIL, Laia - 'On Abortion'; LAWSON, Deana - 'An Aperture Monograph, Photographs';
Longlist: FUKASE, Masahisa & Tomo KOSUGA - 'Masahisa Fukase'; BEY, Dawoud - 'Seeing Deeply'; MATHEWS, Chloe Dewe - 'Caspian: The Elements'; BRUGGMANN, Matthias - 'An Act of Unspeakable Violence'; 'Sun Gardens: Cyanotypes by Anna Atkins' by Larry Schaaf (ed.); KLETT, Mark with Byron WOLFE and Rebecca SOLNIT - 'Drowned River'; TERPSTRA, Rein Jelle - 'Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train, The People’s View'; WOLUKAU-WANAMBWA, Stanley - 'One Wall a Web.
Shortlist: FRAZIER, LaToya Ruby - LaToya Ruby Frazier, 'Photography, Truth and Reconciliation' by Melissa Miles; RICKETT, Sophie - 'The Curious Moaning of Kenfig Burrows';
Longlist: BARNARD, Lisa - 'The Canary and The Hammer'; 'Women War Photographers: From Lee Miller to Anja Niedringhaus' by Anne-Marie Beckmann & Felicity Kom (eds.); EDGERTON, Harold - 'Seeing the Unseen'; 'Signs and Wonders: The Photographs of John Beasley Greene' by Corey Keller (ed.); 'The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion' by Antwaun Sargent (ed.); 'Dr. Paul Wolff & Tritschler: Light and Shadow – Photographs 1920 – 1950' by Hans-Michael Koetzle (ed.); 'Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum, 1897–1922' by Margaret Sartor & Alex Harris (eds.).
Shortlist: GUPTA, Sunil - 'From Here To Eternity'; KAPAJEVA, Maria - 'Dream is Wonderful, Yet Unclear'; BASU, Poulomi - 'Centralia'; RUSSELL-COOK, Myles - 'Destiny';
Longlist: TALMOR, Dafna - 'Constructed Landscapes'; 'Encampment, Wyoming: Selections from the Lora Webb Nichols Archive 1899-1948' by Nicole Jean Hill (ed.); GÖNENLI, Cenre Yeşil - 'Hayal & Hakikat: A Handbook of Forgiveness & A Handbook of Punishment'; MITCHELL, Tyler - 'I Can Make You Feel Good'; INGRAM, Jessica - 'Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial'; MARKOSIAN, Diana - 'Santa Barbara; 'The New Woman Behind the Camera' by Andrea Nelson (ed.); 'Unfixed: Photography and Decolonial Imagination in West Africa' by Jennifer Bajorek (ed.)
Photobooks of previously awarded and listed photographers
- ABRIL, Laia
FRAZIER, LaToya Ruby
MUHOLI, Zanele (b. 1972, in Umlazi, South Africa)