Background information

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

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

'Centralia' exposes hidden crimes of war as an indigenous people fight for their survival. It explores the unsteady relationship between reality & fiction and how our perceptions of reality & truth are manipulated. Shortlisted for First Book Award in 2017
298,00 € Weight 1 kg
'Masahisa FUKASE' introduces one of the most radical and original Japanese photographers of his generation, famous for 'The Solitude of Ravens'. It also includes lesser known works from his multi-layered corpus such as collages, self-portraits, Polaroids.
from 75,00 € Weight 2 kg
The photo volume 'Somnyama Ngonyama. Hail the Dark Lioness', the monograph by Zanele MUHOLI, one of today's most powerful visual activists, contains radical statements on identity, race and resistance, as well as a direct response to all forms of racism.
0,00 € Weight 1.8 kg
'Seeing the Unseen' contains 100 of the most exemplary works by the American Harold EDGERTON: iconic photos of milk drops & bullets piercing fruit & maps, to lesser-known images of sea creatures & athletes in action, as well as excerpts from his notebooks
from 19,95 € Weight 1.5 kg
This book, 'I can make you feel good' by young photographer Tyler MITCHELL, features pictures of black people enjoying daily life - predominantly outdoors - in opposition to the art historical renderings of leisure time as the purview of the white gentry.
0,00 € *
The photo volume 'On Abortion' by Spanish photographer Laia ABRIL documents the dangers and harms that result from the lack of legal, safe and free access for women to abortion and uncovers a harrowing series of stigmata and taboos around the topic.
58,00 € *
Eight remarkable women war photographers who have documented crises and combat around the world for the past eighty years: Lee MILLER, Catherine LEROY, Susan MEISELAS, Anja NIEDRINGHAUS, Carolyn COLE, Françoise DEMULDER, Christine SPENGLER, and Gerda TARO
178,00 € * Weight 1.5 kg