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The Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards / the First Book Award 2015

Media Space is set to host the Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards 2015, a celebration of the very best in photography and moving image publishing from the last year.

At an awards ceremony on 18 May 2015, a £10,000 prize will be split between the winners in the Best Photography Book and Best Moving Image Book categories. The judging panel for the Best Photography Book Award comprises photographer Hannah Starkey, author Geoff Dyer and Chair Mark Sealy MBE, Director, Autograph ABP. Meanwhile, Francine Stock, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The Film Programme will chair the Best Moving Image Book Award judging panel, joined by Janet Harbord, Professor of Film Studies at Queen Mary University of London and Elisabetta Fabrizi, Curator of Screen Media, Tyneside Cinema.

The First Book Award is a photography publishing prize open to photographers who have not previously had a book published by a third party publishing house. It was established in 2012 to support emerging photographers. The panel of judges – Michael Mack, Polly Fleury from the Wilson Centre for Photography and Greg Hobson of the National Media Museum along with guest judges Simon Baker of Tate and Lucy Moore of Claire de Rouen Books – will assess submitted dummies, shortlisting 10 works. From this shortlist, one project will be chosen as the winner to be published by MACK.

The fourth winner of the First Book Award will be announced alongside the Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards at a ceremony on 18 May 2015.

The shortlists for the awards will be announced in February 2015. Details of how to submit work for consideration can be found at and

A display will accompany the awards in the Virgin Media Studio.


Display: 20 April – 28 June 2015
Virgin Media Studio
Award winners announced: 18 May 2015

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