First Book Award 2017

MACK are pleased to announce the First Book Award 2017. Established with Wilson Centre for Photography and Kraszna-Kraus Foundation, the award has seen the publication of 11 previously unpublished photographers over the past 5 years and has supported the launch of the careers of these emerging artists.

A panel of judges including Michael Mack and Polly Fleury from the Wilson Centre for Photography, as well as guest judges Diane Dufour, Director of Le Bal, Paris and Shoair Mavlian, Curator at Tate Modern, London, will together assess all submitted dummies, shortlisting 10. From the shortlist, a single project will be chosen as the winner. In 2017 the award involves not only publication of the winner by MACK but also a solo exhibition at PhotoLondon 2017.

Judges

Diane Dufour
Diane Dufour is the Director of Le Bal. Internationally recognized for the quality of its thematic and solo exhibitions, LE BAL has gradually emerged as a major exhibition venues for photography in Europe. A graduate of the Institute of Political Studies in 1988, Diane Dufour was also director of Magnum Photos from 2000 to 2007.

Shoair Mavlian
Shoair Mavlian works on exhibitions, acquisitions and displays at Tate Modern focusing primarily on photography. She co-curated the exhibitions Conflict, Time, Photography (2014) and Project Space: A Chronicle of Interventions (2014) and has worked on many of the photography displays of the permanent collection at Tate Modern. Shoair Mavlian researches acquisitions for the Tate collection and works with the Photography Acquisitions Committee, a group of patrons helping to build the photography collection at Tate.

Polly Fleury
Polly Fleury is Director of Special Projects at the Wilson Centre for Photography where she works closely with museums, artists, galleries and publishers bringing historical and contemporary photography to public view.

Michael Mack
Michael Mack is the publisher of MACK.

Guidelines

The First Book Award is a photography publishing prize for photographers and artists who have not previously had a book published by a third party publishing house. This does not include self-published print on demand projects through online software platforms.

This is not an open submission. A diverse array of international nominators have been asked to recommend suitable projects.

All submissions must be received as paper book dummies. Digital submissions in the form of PDFs, ebooks or apps will not be considered.

Submissions must be received between 16 January - 17 February 2017 at our London address. Submissions received before or after these dates will not be considered for the prize.

Please indicate the name of your nominator as well as your address and contact details when making your submission.

Nominators for 2017:

Mari Abe
Shahidul Alam
Vince Aletti
Pedro Alfacinha
Allana Rahaab
Regina Maria Anzenberger
Asada Masashi
Asturias Andres
Sharon Matt Atkins
Gerry Badger
Maria Baibakova
Simon Bainbridge
Quentin Bajac
Stacey Baker
Arnis Balcus
Sheyi Bankale
Saleh Barakat
Bjarne Bare
Martin Barnes
Hannah Barry
Christine Barthe
Laura Bartlett
Sam Barzilay
Bruno Bayley
Kris Belden-Adams
Jack Bell
Rebecca Bengal
Marc Joseph Berg
Blanca Bernheimer
Rory Bester
Tobia Bezzola
Xu Bing
Elisabeth Biondi
Vladimir Birgus
Gil Blank
Rut Blees
Phil Block
Li Bo
Daria Bonera
Enrico Bossan
Yannick Bouillis
Sophie Boursat
Anne-Marie Bouttiaux
Emma Bowkett
Martin Boyce
Bri + Brown
Marcelo Brousse
Joachim Brohm
Didier Brousse
John Buckle
Ben Burbridge
Claude Bussac
Olivier Cablat
David Campany
Levent Calikoglu
Iata Cannabrava
Maria Canudas
Chiara Capodici
Stefano Carboni
Rafael Cardoso
Ricardo Cases
Jim Casper
Naomi Cass
Alexandre Castant
Melissa Catanese
David Chandler
Zelda Cheatle
Eder Chiodetto
Hans D. Christ
Christiane Monarchi
Joshua Chuang
Arnaud Claass
Anna Clarén
Tim Clark
Louise Clements
Remi Coignet
Jörg Colberg
Teju Cole
Matthew Connors
Sean Corcoran
Charlotte Cotton
Julian Cox
Gloria Crespo Maclennan
Simon Crocker
Marta Daho
Devika Daulet-Singh
Lucy Davies
Clara de Tezanos
Luc Debraine
Kathryn Del Boccio
Janet Delaney
Thomas Demand
Iason Demos
Fariba Derakhshani
John Divola
Philip Dodd
Inaki Domingo
Elie Domit
Karen Downey
John Duncan
Ben Eastham
Natasha Egan
Richard Emblin
Julieta Escardó
Ute Eskildsen
Juan Jose Estrada
Jason Evans
William Ewing
Christine Eyene
Alexis Fabry
Simon and Kalle Sanner
Rogerio Faissal
Michael Famighetti
Pierre Fantys
Horácio Fernandez
Mariona Fernandez
Elisabeth Ferrer
Brad Feuerhelm
Marc Feustel
Judy Fiskin
Eva Fisli

Joan Fontcuberta
Luke Fowler
Anna Fox
Stephen Frailey
Helen Frajman
Flavio Franzoni
Charles Freger
Julien Frydman
Elvis Fuentes
Tamar Garb
Nathaniel Gaskell
Julian Germain
Shadi Ghadirian
Joseph Ghosn
Marta Gili
Alexie Glass-Kantor
Mark Godfery
David Goldblatt
Nili Goren
Yumi Goto
Clare Grafik
Paul Graham
Ivars Gravlejs
Kerryn Greenberg
Linda Groom
Walter Guadagnini
Oscar Guardiola-Rivera
William Guerrieri
Guido Guidi
Claudi Carreras Guillén
Gregory Halpern
Atsushi Hamanaka
Steven Harris
Ben Harman
Sebastian Arthur Hau
Annika von Hauswolff
Marvin Heiferman
Nathalie Herschdorfer
Todd Hido
Jennifer Higgie
Darius Himes
Francis Hodgson
Maja Hoffman
Felix Hoffmann
Takashi Homma
Amanda Hopkinson
Mayumi Hosokura
Roberto Huarcaya
Jessica Hubbard Marr
W. M. Hunt
Vangelis Ioakimidis
Karen Irvine
Nandita Jaishankar
Mia Jankowicz
Liz Jobey
Matt Johnston
Véronique Joo Aisenberg
Ron Jude
Frank Kalero
Patricia Karallis
Michiko Kasahara
Mindaugas Kavaliauskas
Milo Keller
Erik Kessels
Tanya Kiang
Oliver Kielmayer
Sunjung Kim
Shiho Kito
Deborah Klochko
Kim Knoppers
Takayuki Kobayashi
Martin Kollar
Bohnchang Koo
Diana Korchien
Olga Korsunova
Tomo Kosuga
Antonin Kratochvil
Michket Krifa
Marloes Krijnen
Nicolette Kwok
Jeff Ladd
Nadira Laggoune
Arnaud Lajeunie
Trish Lambe
Suzanne Landau
Christy Lange
Shane Lavalette
Jiyoon Lee
Wiebke Leister
Pablo León de la Barra
Szewan Leung
Carrie Levy
Armin Linke
Roberto Linsker
David Little
Walter Liva
Celina Lunsford
Beral Madra
Sérgio Mah
Aida Mahmudova
Mauricio Maille
Michel Mallard
Roxana Marcoci
Stephen Mayes
Kiki Mazzucchelli
Rebecca McClelland
Scott McLeod
Anne McNeill
Elisa Medde
Hans van der Meer
Michael Mehl
Susan Meiselas
Zuzana Meisnerová Wismer
Luiza Mello
Antigoni Memou
Patricia Mendoza
Jeanne Mercier
Pedro Meyer
Jeremy Millar
Julie Millowick
Cristina Mittermeier

Pablo Ortiz Monasterio
Sebastien Montabonel
Alexander Montague-Sparey
Kate Montgomery
Lucy Moore
Jeff Moorfoot
Hollman Morris
John Mraz
Marianne Mueller
Nicholas Muellner
Andreas Müller-Pohle
Linda Fregni Nagler
Riason Naidoo
Jean Yves Navel
Paul Nesbitt
Moritz Neumüller
Elaine Ng
Greger Ulf Nilson
Heejin No
Laura Noble
Thyago Nogueira
Alison Nordstrom
Giorgio Di Noto
Erin O’Toole
Sean O’Toole
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Filipa Oliveira
Gonzalo Olmos
Maurice Ortega
John Palattella
Tod Papageroge
Ahndraya Parlato
Martin Parr
Paz Valeria
Adeline Pelletier
Peng & Chen
Timothy Persons
Slavica Perkovic
Sandra S. Phillips
Guillaume Piens
Fiorenza Pinna
Aleix Plademunt
Nicolette du Plessis
Bernard Plossu
Rui Prata
Marc Prüst
G. H. Rabbath
Jo Ractliffe
Cristiano Raimondi
N. Ramirez de Arellano Conde
Véronique Rautenberg
Fiona Rogers
Yasmina Reggad
António Pinto Ribeiro
Olivier Richon
José Roca
Julian Rodriguez
Ali Pooladi
Somayeh Rokhgireh
Miriam Romais
Jeff L. Rosenheim
Henry Roy
Mark Ruwedel
Bittu Sahgal
Txema Salvans
Britt Salvesen
Khaled Samawi
Tiago Santana
Mattias Wallin
Helena Savio
Richard Sawdon-Smith
Inka Schube
Mark Sealy
Laura Sérani
Nigel Shafran
Tate Shaw
Nadya Sheremetova
Stephen Shore
Farah Siddiqui
Dayanita Singh
Agnès Sire
Steve Smith
Miki Soejima
Alec Soth
Antoine Soubrier
Jem Southam
Urs Stahel
Clare Strand
David Strettell
Miwa Susuda
Satoshi Tabuchhi
Julia Tedroff
Joël Tettamanti
Clara de Tezanos
RichardTorchia
Leos Valka
Maco Vargas
Ivan Vartanian
Laurence Vecten
Fosi Vegue
Dragana Vujanovic
Jo Ann Walters
Toby Webster
Terri Weifenbach
Marta Weiss
James Welling
Thomas Weski
Richard West
Anne Williams
Vanessa Winship
Matt Wittovsky
Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa
Duncan Wooldridge
Tim B. Wride
Sophie Wright
Antonio Xoubanova
Francesco Zanot
Thomas Zander
Alexis Zavialoff
Anna Zekria
Cristina Zelich
Giulia Zorzi