Australia & New Zealand Photobook Award - call for entries

The call for submissions for the Australia & New Zealand Photobook Award, hosted by Momento Pro, is now open. The closing deadline for submissions is 15 January 2020. Held annually since 2011, the awards celebrate excellence, originality and 'fitness for purpose' in photo book creation. The 2019 prize pool is valued at $10,000.


  • Photobook Winner: $2,000 Momento Pro print credit
  • Student Winner: $1,500 Momento Pro print credit
  • Photobook Commended: $1,000 Momento Pro print credit
  • Student Commended: $750 Momento Pro print credit
  • Finalists: $500 Momento Pro print credit for up to 8 entries
  • People's Choice: $750 Momento Pro print credit

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Judging Chair: Ann Shelton
Massey University, Te Kunenga Ki Purehuroa, University of New Zealand

Ann Shelton is an internationally recognised photo artist, and Honorary Research Fellow in Photography at Whiti o Rehua School of Art.  Her work comprises large-scale, hyper-real photographic works and her most recent research engages with plant narratives and histories.

Her first solo exhibition in the US, Jane Says was presented at Denny Dimin Gallery, New York in 2019, while her past work, In A Forest has been shown in London, Berlin, and Spain. She has also published several photo books including: Dark Matter, A Library To Scale, Redeye, A New Skin, and Room Room. Shelton has a BFA from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University, and an MFA from the University of British Columbia.

Ángel Luis Gonzalez Fernandez
Founder & CEO of Photo Ireland

The PhotoIreland Foundation is dedicated to stimulating a critical dialogue around photography in Ireland and to internationally promoting the work of Irish-based artists. The Foundation hosts the PhotoIreland Festival every July, and runs The Library Project, a bookshop, gallery and resource housing 2500+ photo books from 250 publishers worldwide. Fernandez won the David Manley Entrepreneur Award in 2011 for the PhotoIreland Festival project and has been a portfolio reviewer at Les Rencontres d'Arles, Format Derby, and PhotoEspaña.

Rachel Knepfer
Picture Editor, Creative Director & Producer (Australia)

Born in San Francisco, Rachel Knepfer has lived and worked in Sydney and in New York, as a photography editor, curator, teacher, advisor, and producer. After graduating from Sydney College of The Arts in 1984, she worked for a picture book publisher and photographers' agency. She moved to New York in 1990 and worked as the Director of Photography at Rolling Stone Magazine (NY), with photographers including Mary Ellen Mark, Mark Seliger, Peter Lindbergh, Dan Winters, Herb Ritts, and David LaChapelle. She now lives in Sydney, freelancing on photography and film projects, and teaching for the Australian Centre for Photography. Knepfer recently put together the Art for The Wilderness auction.

Past winners

Second Sight by Sarah Walker + Perimeter Books
ROYGBIV by Kira Sampurno

Carbon Empire by Allan McDonald + Rim Books
Variations for Troubled Hands by Steve Carr + Perimeter Editions

Astres Noirs by Katrin Koenning + Chose Commune
Rannoch by Simon Devitt
Touchy by Evangeline Davis

From Certainty to Doubt by Mark Purdom (Ramp Press)
F.16 G3 20/25/30 by Solomon Mortimer
Generation AK by Stephen Dupont + Steidl
Red Herring by Jordan Madge

We Met a Little Early But I Get to Love You Longer by Raphaela Rosella

CITIZEN by Ingvar Kenne + Au.Thentic Press

Stoned In Kabul by Stephen Dupont

Postcards From Home by Sam Harris

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