Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Shortlist drawn for And/Or prize

23.03.10 | Victoria Gallagher in The Bookseller

Photography and fine art publisher Steidl has gained a hat-trick of nominations in the 2010 And/or Book Awards shortlists for best photography book and moving image book.

The shortlist for 2009’s best books on photography include titles on topics such as oil, Japanese print culture and Americans.

Philippe Garner, director and international head of photographs and 20th century decorative art and design at Christie's, chaired the judging panel for the photography book shortlist. She said the "field was strong" but the shortlist reflected "a wide range of approaches".

The shortlist of five for the best moving image book include titles by UK film critic Catherine Wheatley and Toby Talbot, co-owner the New Yorker Theatre.

Francine Stock, broadcaster, critic and writer, chaired the panel for the moving image shortlist. She said: "The books that impressed us above all were the ones that inspired a deeper love of film. The shortlisted authors each combined passion and original research in a format that suited their subject."

One winner from each category will share a prize fund of £10,000 and the winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at the BFI Southbank, London, on 29th April.

The full shortlists are as follows:

Best Photography Book

Oil by Edward Burtynsky (Steidl)

Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans by Robert Frank, edited by Sarah Greenough (Steidl)

Paul Graham by Paul Graham (Steidl)

Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and '70s by Ryūichi Kaneko and Ivan Vartanian (Aperture Foundation)

Best Moving Image Book

The Tactile Eye by Jennifer M. Barker (University of California Press)

Being Hal Ashby: The Life of a Hollywood Rebel by Nick Dawson (The University Press of Kentucky)

Eisenstein on the Audiovisual by Robert Robertson (I. B. Tauris)

The New Yorker Theater by Toby Talbot (Columbia University Press)

Michael Haneke's Cinema by Catherine Wheatley (Berghahn Books)

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