This category, 'PARIS 2021'

lists the shortlisted titles for the Aperture Foundation Paris PhotoBook Award 2021 that are still available and worth recommending. (in progress)

Additionally I put photo book titles in this category which will be signed at Polycopies or during Paris Photo, e.g. by AMBROSSIO, BANGERT, HEINISCH, MARSHALL, ZAIDI a.o. (in progress)

The categories of the Aperture Foundation Paris PhotoBook Award

  • First PhotoBook
    PhotoBook of the Year
    Photography Catalogue of the Year

The winning titles of the PhotoBook Award 2021

will be announced during Paris Photo on Friday, November 12, 2021 and will be sorted into the appropriate category of 'excellent' at Cafe Lehmitz Photobooks afterwards. Here you will also find the winning titles of the Aperture Foundation Paris PhotoBook Award of the past years.


The book 'Between Girls' by American photographer Karen MARSHALL shows a group of teenagers in New York and documents the emotional bonds between 16-year-old girls to show as well as their symbolic relationships. The book design is by Teun van der HEIJDEN
from 39,90 €
The book 'The Naval Base' is about a Dutch town that was built, bombed and rebuilt by the government. Rob HORNSTRA documents how people live in and with the naval base. The photos are accompanied by text and commentary; the design is by KUMMER & HERRMAN.
from 9,50 € Weight 0.4 kg
In 'Dori' Kaamna PATEL tries to link questions about love and family by documenting the relationship of her grandparents, which is eminently important to her. This self published volume was short listed for the Paris Photo Aperture Photobook Award 2021.
from 55,00 €
This photo book, 'I can't stand to see you cry' by Rahim FORTUNE, analyzes the relationships between family, friends and strangers during the pandemic. The photographer uses his personal experiences to explore the friction between public and private life.
44,00 € *
Photo book 'Suburban Bus' by Mexican photographer Alejandro CARTAGENA tells the story of people who want a better life in a city that lacks everything: decent roads, enough buses and safety on buses. It is shortlisted for the Paris PhotoBook Award 2021.
from 37,00 €
On the shortlist for Arles Author Book Award 2021. With the photo volume 'Family Stranger', Dutch photographer Wiosna van BON shows the different ways families whose relative had to go to prison for a committed crime deal with the situation.
40,00 € *
In 'Cut Outs' Jessica BACKHAUS consequently continues her path of abstraction already taken in photo volume 'A Trilogy' - using analog methods she creates and documents visual experimental arrangements, poetic choreographies of intense, sunlighted colors.
98,00 € Weight 0.9 kg
'Supernatural' by Katja STUKE is the result of a long-term project and limited to 150 copies. The work shows portraits of artistic gymnasts and high diving athletes photographed from a TV screen during the Olympic Games in Sydney, Athens, Beijing & London
18,00 €
The second photo volume by Tariq ZAIDI, 'Sin Salida', is the result of three years of documentation and shows the struggle of the state of El Salvador against two brutal gangs that have sophisticated extortion and domination networks throughout the region
from 55,00 € Weight 1 kg