The Awards

The Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards recognise individuals or groups of individuals who, in the opinion of the Judges, have made an outstanding original or lasting contribution to the literature of or concerning the art and practice of photography or the moving image. Two winning titles will be selected; one in the field of photography and one in the field of the moving image (including film, television and digital media).

From the total submissions, a long list of ten books will be selected in both categories by the judges. This will then be reduced to shortlists of three, from which two final winning publications will be chosen. Each winning book will receive a £5,000 cash prize.

The ten longlisted and three shortlisted titles in each category, along with a selection of books from our Fellowship in Photography honouree, will be announced in March and will be displayed on the Kraszna-Krausz stand at Photo London 2019.

Photo London
16 – 19 May 2019
Somerset House

The winners will be revealed at a ceremony hosted at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) on 16th May 2019.

Full rules and conditions for the 2019 awards are available here.

How will the books be judged?

The judging panel consists of three internationally recognised experts in their specialist fields.

The 2019 Photography Book Award will be judged by Liz Jobey, Associate Editor FT Magazine, Chrystel Lebas, visual artist and Kraszna-Krausz Foundation Photography Book Award Winner 2018 and Anne McNeill, Director, Impressions Gallery.

The 2019 Moving Image Book Award will be judged by Karen Alexander, Senior Tutor of Curating Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art, James Bell, Features Editor, Sight & Sound Magazine and Dr. Tamar Jeffers McDonald, Reader in Film Studies, University of Kent.

Books are judged on their content, presentation, texture, quality and design and the panel will be looking for the best original works published over the last 12 months. In the opinion of the judges, winning books should make a significant contribution to the scholarship, history, research, criticism, science or conservation in the fields of photography or the moving image.

Previous judges have been drawn from the worlds of fine art, photography, film, galleries, museums, academia and publishing. Names of previous judges can be found here.