2017 Shortlist

Emmanuelle Andrianjafy
A Life by the Sea
Poulomi Basu
Rose Marie Cromwell
El Libro Supremo de la Suerte
Amy Elkins
Black is the Day, Black is the Night
Mads Holm
About Common Ground
Kristina Jurotschkin
Nothing But Clouds
Olga Kravets, Maria Morina, Oksana Yushko
Grozny: Nine Cities
Alex Kemman
Whispers of War
Alix Marie
Bharat Sikka

The First Book Award is a photography publishing prize open to photographers who have not previously had a book published by a third party publishing house (this does not include self-published print on demand projects).

The award was established in 2012 to support emerging photographers. The call for submissions emphasises a predilection for projects conceived in book form: works that find a voice through the book.

The award is not an open submission. Each year, a diverse array of international nominators are asked to recommend suitable projects.

The 2017 shortlist was announced in March 2017 and the winning work will be announced at the opening of Photo London at Somerset House, London, on 17 May 2017.

Previous winners include: Anne Sophie Merryman (2012), Paul Salveson (2013), Joanna Piotrowska (2014), Ciarán Óg Arnold (2015) and Sofia Borges (2016).

We are grateful for the support of:

Wilson Centre for Photography
Kraszna-Krausz Foundation
optimal media