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2017 International Photobook Award Winners Announced…

Photo Independent Announces Winners of The 2017 International Photobook Awards

Ellen Korth, Claire Felicie, Frank Hamrick, Manca Juvan, Stanislav Briza and Susan Burnstine Were Awarded ‘Best Photobooks’.

Los Angeles, Calif. (April 3, 2017) – Photo Independent announces the winners of the 2017 International Photobook Awards. The competition received photobooks from 16 countries. The winning photobooks were selected by a diverse panel of judges, including:

  • Marisa Caichiolo, Curator and Executive Director, Building Bridges Art Exchange
  • Chris Davies, Publisher, Fabrik Magazine
  • Sarah Hadley, Independent Curator and Founder of the Filter Photo Festival
  • Sarah Lee, Curator
  • Douglas Stockdale, Photographer, Author/Book Artist, Photobook Reviewer, Curator

The judges selected six books as Best in Show, three self-published/handmade photobooks and three published photobooks.


  • Ellen Korth, Netherlands: Charkow
  • Claire Felicie, Netherlands: Only The Sky Remains Untouched
  • Frank Hamrick, USA: Harder Than Writing a Good Haiku
2017 International Photobook Award Winners: Self-Published

2017 International Photobook Award Winners: Self-Published


  • Manca Juvan, Slovenia: Guardians of the Spoon — Zalobzba ZRC / ZRC Publishing
  • Stanislav Briza, Czech Republic: Hitchhike — BFLMPSVZ
  • Susan Burnstine, USA: Absence of Being — Damiani
2017 International Photobook Award Winners: Published

2017 International Photobook Award Winners: Published

Honorable Mentions were also awarded to:

  • Jason Paul Reimer, USA: 197 — Dummy Book
  • Shane Lavalette, USA: One Sun, One Shadow — Self-Published
  • Xiomara Bender, Switzerland: North Korea, The Power of Dreams — Kehrer Verlag
  • Steve Diet Goedde, USA: Arrangements -Volume III | 2007-2015 — Century Guild

The Best in Show photobooks, as well as the Four Honorable Mentions will be exhibited and available for purchase during Photo Independent, April 21-23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

About Photo Independent

Now in its fourth year, Photo Independent is championing a new generation of photographers and photobook publishers and is quickly becoming one of the most significant annual photographic events in the United States. Photo Independent is the only international art fair bridging the gap between those who love and collect photography and the artists who make it.

The 2017 program includes iconic photographer Roger Ballen, who will be a Keynote Speaker, provide a workshop on Fine Art Photography and exhibit works from his many bodies of work, including his latest series The Theatre of Apparitions. Other highlights include Charlotte Cotton, who will also give a Keynote, and 2017 Guggenheim Fellow Ken Gonzales-Day.

Special exhibits include: The Mobile Photography Show, The Lumiere Photography Award Winners and an exhibition featuring Street Photography.

Photobook Independent — a special program and exhibition of international photobooks — will again take place alongside Photo Independent, April 21-23, 2017, and will showcase books from over 40 self-publishers, international publishers and photographic artists.


1933 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Dates and Times:

Opening Night Party and Press Preview (please RSVP to caitlin@fabrikmedia.com)
Friday, April 21, 7-10pm

General Fair Hours:

Saturday, April 22, 11am–7pm
Sunday, April 23, 11am–6pm

For more information, please visit: https://photoindependent.com

The following artists will have their Photobooks featured at the 2017 Photo Independent Fair:

  • Alice Q. Hargrave
  • Angela Jimenez
  • Anton Gautama
  • Ara Madzounian
  • Arlene Gottfried
  • Aurora Rubalcaba
  • Brian Rose
  • Burt Ritchie
  • Christian Nilson
  • Claire Felicie
  • Clare Steele
  • Douglas Stockdale
  • Ellen Korth
  • E.O.Hoppé by Phillip Prodger
  • Frank Hamrick
  • Jason Paul Reimer
  • John Eaton
  • Johsel Namkung
  • Julia Fullerton-Batten
  • Kate Stone and Hannah Schneider
  • Keely Edwards
  • Kuzma Vostrikov
  • Johsel Namkung
  • Anton Gautama
  • Linda Troeller
  • Liza Ambrossio
  • Maki Hayashida
  • Manca Juvan
  • Mark Blackman
  • Massimiliano Farina
  • Matthew James O’Brien
  • Mike Callaghan
  • Richard Davidson
  • Richard Humphries
  • Rob Karleskint
  • Ryo Yamanaka
  • Shane Lavalette
  • Stanislav Briza
  • Stefan Boness
  • Stephen Shames
  • Steve Diet Goedde
  • Steven Hirsch
  • Susan Burnstine
  • Tony Arruza
  • William Chan
  • Xiomara Bender