South Africans shortlisted for Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards

2011 Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards: Best Photography Book and Best Moving Image Book shortlists revealed

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From the press release: “The winners of the Best Photography Book Award and of the Best Moving Image Book Award will be announced at the Sony World Photography Awards at the Odeon Leicester Square, London, on Wednesday 27 April 2011. A new Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in Photography and/or Moving Image Publishing will be presented by the Chairman of the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation, Michael G Wilson.

Best Photography Book Award Shortlist
Selected by judges Mary McCartney (Chair), David Campany and Yuka Yamaji

TJ: Johannesburg Photographs 1948-2010 / Double Negative: A Novel,
David Goldblatt and Ivan Vladislaviċ (Contrasto)
“Goldblatt and Vladislaviċ’s ambitious project explores the relationship between text and image. A highly effective pairing of fiction and photography, this innovative collaboration redefines the possibilities for writing on and about photography.”

The Thirty Two Inch Ruler / Map of Babylon,
John Gossage (Steidl)
“The clarity, precision and acute photographic observation make it a beautifully executed project. The unique design and editing of John Gossage’s book completes an important creative statement.”

Camille Silvy: Photographer of Modern Life 1834 — 1910,
Mark Haworth-Booth (The National Portrait Gallery)
“An illuminating combination of technical history and criticism. Mark Haworth-Booth’s excellent scholarship, insightful observations and social commentary are an invaluable contribution to the history of photography.”

Best Moving Image Book Award Shortlist
Selected by judges Hugh Hudson (Chair), Peter Bradshaw and Sir Christopher Frayling

Von Sternberg,
John Baxter (The University Press of Kentucky)
“John Baxter’s biography is written with the clarity and confidence of an author intimate with his subject. His compelling narrative is an illuminating account that expands scholarship on the director.”

Eadweard Muybridge,
Philip Brookman (Corcoran Gallery of Art, Tate Publishing, Steidl)
“A meticulous piece of scholarship on the pre-history of the moving image. This ambitious and beautifully illustrated survey spans the breadth of Muybridge’s artistic practice and traces the origins of film itself.”

Illuminations: Memorable Movie Moments,
Richard D. Pepperman (Michael Wiese Productions)
“An intimate and accessible approach to moving image writing. Richard D. Pepperman sheds fresh light on the resonance of film watching, its relationship to memory and a sense of place. He also helpfully includes critics’ responses to the films – then and now.”

Disappearing Tricks: Silent Film, Houdini, and the New Magic of the 20th Century, Matthew Solomon (University of Illinois Press)
“A fascinating enquiry into the early history of film, especially as it involved magicians and magic tricks. Matthew Solomon explores spiritualism and suspension of disbelief in a compelling investigation of the integration of cinema into mainstream entertainment.”

An exhibition of the most highly recommended books from each award, curated by the judging panels, will be on display at Somerset House for the duration of the World Photography Festival and Exhibition from 26 April – 22 May.

Highly recommended photography books for exhibition:

Mark Power: The Sound of Two Songs,

Gerry Badger, Marek Bieńczyk and Wojciech Nowicki (Photoworks)

Lewis Baltz WORKS, Lewis Baltz (Steidl)

Eadweard Muybridge,

Philip Brookman (Corcoran Gallery of Art, Tate Publishing and Steidl)

A Million Shillings – Escape from Somalia, Alixandra Fazzina (Trolley)

TJ: Johannesburg Photographs 1948-2010 / Double Negative: A Novel

David Goldblatt and Ivan Vladislaviċ (Contrasto)

The Thirty Two Inch Ruler / Map of Babylon, John Gossage (Steidl)

Camille Silvy: Photographer of Modern Life 1834 – 1910,

Mark Haworth-Booth (The National Portrait Gallery)

Home Sweet Yokosuka 1976-1980,

Miyako Ishiuchi (PPP Editions Inc. in association with Andrew Roth)

Killed: Rejected Images of the Farm Security Administration,

William E. Jones (PPP Editions Inc. in association with Andrew Roth)

Life is Good & Good for You in New York, William Klein (Errata Editions)

Delia’s Tears: Race, Science, and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America, Molly Rogers (Yale University Press)

Toshi-e (Towards the City), Yutaka Takanashi (Errata Editions)

Best Photography Book Award special mention

Errata Editions of New York merits special commendation for their work republishing rare important 20th century photographic books

Highly recommended moving image books for exhibition
Selected by judges Hugh Hudson, Peter Bradshaw and Sir Christopher Frayling

Counter-Archive: Film, the Everyday, and Albert Kahn’s Archives de la Planète, Paula Amad (Columbia University Press)

Billy Wilder’s Some Like it Hot, Dan Aulier & Alison Castle (Taschen)

Von Sternberg, John Baxter (The University Press of Kentucky)

From Word to Image: Storyboarding and the Filmmaking Process,

Marcie Begleiter (Michael Wiese Productions)

Eadweard Muybridge,

Philip Brookman (Corcoran Gallery of Art, Tate Publishing, Steidl)

The Godfather Family Album, Paul Duncan & Steve Schapiro (Taschen)

Nino Rota: Music, Film and Feeling,

Richard Dyer (British Film Institute and Palgrave Macmillan)

Studying Ealing Studios, Stephanie Muir (Auteur Publishing)

Illuminations: Memorable Movie Moments,

Richard D. Pepperman (Michael Wiese Productions)

Shadows of Progress: Documentary Film in Post-War Britain 1951-1977,

Patrick Russell and James Piers Taylor, eds.
(British Film Institute and Palgrave Macmillan)

Making of the Empire Strikes Back, J.W. Rinzler (Aurum Press)

Disappearing Tricks: Silent Film, Houdini, and the New Magic of the 20th Century, Matthew Solomon (University of Illinois Press)

The Moment of Psycho: How Alfred Hitchcock Taught America to Love Murder, David Thomson (Perseus Books)

Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley,

Jeffrey Spivak (The University Press of Kentucky)

Best Moving Image Book Award special mention

The judges would like to give special recognition to Taschen for their longstanding commitment to producing books about the moving image.”