Photobook Exhibition 2016

  • From photobook In Silence In Sorrow

    by Uma Kinoshita

  • From photobook Vote No1

    by Mark Duffy

  • From photobook Time of the Moon

    by Elena Kholkina

Entry to the 2016 exhibition has now closed and the selection process is under way.

Entries for the exhibition closed on 31 July. Entry numbers reached 155, which can be compared to the 300 entered this year for a similar book category at Rencontres d'Arles; the longest running in the world at 47 years. The RPS exhibition is the first Open International Photobook exhibition organised in the UK. We thank all those who entered, sending in their books from 23 countries around the world.



The selectors chose a short-list of 25 which will be exhibited in London, Plymouth and Bradford:



Carlos Alba, UK, The Observation of Trifles

Thom and Beth Atkinson, UK, Missing Buildings, THIRD


Liz Benjamin, UK, Grey

James Berrington, UK, The Place of Home


Rossella Castello, UK, Sonder


Ana Paula Estrada, Australia, Memorandum


Alysandra de Gonville Morrison, UK, London-Holyhead A5

Chris Gravett, UK, Gravette The Heart of Hometown America


Jeff Hutchinson, UK, Five days in Northumberland with Doris  HON. MENTION

Five Days spread from Five Days with Doris by Jeff Hutchinson
Five Days spread from Five Days with Doris by Jeff Hutchinson


Kacper Kowalski, Poland, Side Effects


Antoine Leblond, France, ressha ga kimasu

Alexandra Lethbridge, UK, The Meteorite Hunter

Beata Lyky, Germany, Protected View


John MacLean, UK, Hometowns, WINNER

Aimée Mae, Wales, UK, Please don't call me Vodka

Page spread 1 from Hometowns by John MacLean
Page spread 1 from Hometowns by John MacLean


Mieke klein Obbink, Netherlands, Recollected


Arnaldo Pappalardo, Brazil, Entre, SECOND

Max Pinckers & Quinten De Bruyn, Belgium, Lotus

Rick Pushinsky, UK, Songs of Innocence and of Experience: A Study Guide

Page spread from Entre by Arnaldo Pappalardo
Page spread from Entre by Arnaldo Pappalardo


Mafalda Rakoš, Austria, I want to disappear-Approaching Eating Disorders

Robert Zhao Renhui, Singapore, Christmas Island, Naturally


Nicolas Silberfaden, France, 738

Kiki Streitberger, UK, Travelling Light


Nat Urazmetova, UK, The Persimmon's Fruit


Mo Verlaan, Netherlands, Resonance



Entered book display 

2016 Selection Panel:

David Campany, writer, curator of exhibitions and teacher at graduate and postgrad level. He has published several books on photography and over a hundred essays.
Lucy Kumara Moore, director of the world-renowned photography and fashion bookshop Claire de Rouen. She studied history of art at Chelsea College of Art & Design and at the Royal College of Art.
Dewi Lewis, publisher of photography books since 1994. In 2012, the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation presented him with an award for Outstanding Contribution to Photography Publishing.

 Lucy Moore and Dewi Lewis David  Campany
Lucy Moore and Dewi Lewis David Campany


The short-listed photobooks will first be exhibited at the Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road E2 7DG.  Entry to the Espacio Gallery is free. It is open 21-22 October 1-7 pm and 23 October 1-4pm.

Note on scrolling images. Vote No.1 by Mark Duffy was awarded the winner prize at Vienna Photobook exhibition 2015. In Silence In Sorrow by Uma Kinoshita is an artist book about villages around the Fukushima disaster area in Japan. Time of the Moon, by Elena Kholkina, who is from Moscow. She has won several awards for her self-published artist photobooks.


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Feature on the 2014 Winning Photobooks

From November 2014 The RPS Journal

Read more about the winning entries

Nov 2014
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