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Krazna-Krausz Best Photography Book Shortlist Announced

Krazna-Krausz Best Photography Book Shortlist Announced - The Kraszna-Krausz shortlists for best photography book and best moving image book have been announced.

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Terry Bennett
© Terry Bennett 'History of Photography in China: Chinese Photographers 1844-1879'

The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation today reveals the shortlist for the 2014 Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards for photography and moving image books. The Foundation also announces Philippa Brewster as the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Award in recognition of her long-standing dedication to and impact on the visual publishing industry.

The KKF Book Awards are the UK’s leading prizes for books published in the field of photography and the moving image. The shortlisted books, which range from stunningly executed personal photography projects to academic books tackling previously unexplored topics, will now compete for a share of the £10,000 prize. The winners will be announced on 30 April at the Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony held in London.

Along with 14 highly commended titles across the two categories, the shortlisted books will be displayed at Somerset House, London from 1-18 May as part of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition.

Best Photography Book Award
The shortlist, chosen by curator and critic Kate Bush (chair), FT Weekend Magazine Photo Editor Emma Bowkett and landscape photographer/ Head of Department, Fine Art Photography, Glasgow School of Art Thomas Joshua Cooper, is:
  • History of Photography in China: Chinese Photographers 1844-1879 by Terry Bennett (Bernard Quaritch Ltd)
  • The Enclave, Photographs by Richard Mosse, by Anna O'Sullivan and Jason Stearns (Aperture)
  • Sergio Larrain: Vagabond Photographer by Agnès Sire and Gonzalo Leiva Quijada (Thames & Hudson)
Best Moving Image Book Award
The jury - Dave Calhoun (chair), Global Film Editor for the Time Out Group, along with Sean Cubitt, Professor of Film and Television, Goldsmiths and Robert Rider, Head of Cinema at the Barbican – selected a shortlist comprising:
  • Charles Urban: Pioneering the Non-Fiction Film in Britain and America, 1897 - 1925 by Luke McKernan (University of Exeter Press)
  • Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939 by Thomas Doherty (Columbia University Press)
  • Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation by Tom Sito (MIT Press). 
For more information take a look at the Kraszna-Krausz website.

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