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Now in its 35th year, The Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards have a long history of profiling talent, celebrating outstanding new publications alongside their authors and creators. At the heart of each edition of awards is a team of judges who select the Best Photography Book and the Best Moving Image Book from the past year.

The 2020 judging panel brings together a broad spectrum of expertise and authority on the subjects and is comprised of writers, industry leaders, academics, and creatives.

Previous winners of the Kraszna-Krausz Awards have gone on to be recognised with prizes such as the Deutsche Börse photography prize (Susan Meiselas, 2019 Kraszna-Krausz Fellowship Award) and Photo London Master of Photography (Edward Burtynsky, Kraszna-Krausz Best Photography Book, 2010), whilst last year’s edition of the awards highlighted such exceptional works as Jane Giles : Scala Cinema 1978 – 1993 (FAB Press) and Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness (Aperture).

The 2020 Photography Book Award will be judged by:
● Elizabeth Edwards, visual and historical anthropologist and independent scholar
● Peter Fraser, contemporary British photographer at the forefront of colour photography
● Shoair Mavlian, Director of Photoworks.
The Moving Image Book Award will be judged by:
● Melanie Hoyes, Industry Inclusion Executive, Film Fund at the British Film Institute (BFI)
● Geoffrey Macnab, author, and contributor to Screen International and The Independent
● Dr Andrew Moor, Reader in Cinema History, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Books are judged on their content, presentation, texture, quality and design and the panel will be looking for the best original works published in 2019.

The long and shortlists for both awards will be announced in March. The winners will be revealed at a ceremony hosted at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) on 14th May 2020.

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of these prestigious awards, the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation will be hosting a public lecture presented by internationally renowned writer, public speaker and curator, David Campany : Photography and Cinema, from A to Z. The lecture will take the form of twenty-six short reflections on still and moving images and is hosted by Birkbeck, University of London, 30 March 2020.

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