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Shortlist for 2024 Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards Announced Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

6 June 2024

From the hundreds of titles submitted this year, six shortlisted publications, three in the Photography category and three in the Moving Image category, have been announced for the 39th edition of the Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards, the U.K.'s leading annual prize celebrating excellence in photography and moving image publishing.

The winner of each category, sharing a 10,000 prize fund, will be announced at the end of June. Events celebrating the 2024 awards and the winners will take place in the fall. Previous winners' events have been held in collaboration with the Barbican and the V&A.


The three shortlisted titles for the 2024 Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Award are:

  • Far Away From Home: The Voices, the Body and the Periphery by Hristina Tasheva (Self Published) -- An ambitious attempt at mapping the disparities between two national experiences of Communism in the twentieth century -- the Dutch and the Bulgarian -- as they were impacted by the rise and fall of Nazi Germany. The book includes contemporary photography, found imagery and archival research, as well as a pressed flower gathered by Tasheva from visits to Dachau and Mauthausen concentration camp memorials.
  • Hard Times are Fighting Times by Alice Proujansky (Gnomic Book) -- Proujansky reconstructs her parents' radical past and reckons with what to keep and what to let go. Photographs of their propaganda archive, surveillance records, family photographs and current lives depict their activism and subsequent turn toward family life. Proujansky invites the viewer to join an intimate observation of the collision between the political and the familial.
  • Spell, Time, Practice, American, Body by RaMell Ross -- Bringing together Ross's large-format photographs, sculptures, conceptual works and selected films, together with illuminating texts by Ross and a host of writers, this ambitious publication presents a potent visual chronicle of the American South and its landscape that is both mysterious and quotidian, a historical document and a radical imagining of the future.


The three shortlisted titles for the 2024 Kraszna-Krausz Moving Image Book Award are:

  • African Cinema: Manifesto and Practice for Cultural Decolonization: Volumes 1 to 3 by Michael T. Martin and Gaston J. M. KaborĂ© (eds) with Allison J. Brown, Cole Nelson and Joseph E. Roskos (Indiana University Press) -- challenging established views and assumptions about traditions and practices of filmmaking in the African diaspora, this three-volume set offers readers a researched critique on Black film.
  • Cinematic Guerrillas: Propaganda, Projectionists and Audiences in Socialist China by Jie Li (Columbia University Press) -- drawing on a wealth of archives, memoirs, interviews and ethnographic fieldwork this is a media history of Chinese film exhibition and reception that offers fresh insights into the powers and limits of propaganda.
  • The Rainbow's Gravity: Color, Materiality and British Modernity by Kirsty Sinclair Dootson (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art) -- this revolutionary history brings to light how new color technologies informed ideas about British national identity during a period of profound social change, when the challenges of industrialization, decolonization of the Empire and evolving attitudes to race and gender reshaped the nation.

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