Swedish Photobook Prize 2022

Plats: Exercishallen

The entries submitted for this year’s Swedish Photobook Prize will be shown in a travelling exhibition in Exercishallen during the photobook days.

Entering one’s book for the Swedish Photobook Prize has long been a matter of course for Swedish photographers who produce photobooks. The authors use the prize to highlight both the general and the specific interest in photobooks when the books tour Swedish libraries, art galleries and museums. In the travelling exhibition the books are accessible so that anyone can browse, read and feel them.

This year’s Swedish Photobook Prize attracted nearly 100 entries. Most of them have been published by small publishing imprints or by the photographers themselves, while others have been issued by established publishing houses, both Swedish and foreign. In several cases, the photobook takes a political stance in defence of education, responsibility, ecology, diversity or social justice. The belief that a book can change the course of life and be an intermediary for art, ideas or history continues to thrive.

The Swedish Photobook Prize is awarded by the Photobook Authors within the Swedish Photographers’ Association. The prize is open to all photobooks. Nearly 100 books were entered for the 2022 prize. An independent jury of five persons nominates five books, one of which is selected as the winner. The winning photographer receives SEK 40,000, the other nominees SEK 10,000 each. The 2022 competition is the 26th time the prize has been awarded.

The 2022 winner is:

Erik Berglin, The Bird Project 2006–2017 (ll’Editions). Design Lundgren+Lindqvist.

The 2022 nominees are:

Monika Macdonald, Hulls (André Frère Éditions). Design Greger Ulf Nilson.

Mårten Lange, Ghost Witness (Loose Joints). Design Lewis Chaplin & Sarah Piegay Espenon.

Kent Klich, A Tree Called Home (Dogwalk Books). Design Tina Enghoff. Text by Leonid Tsoy and Fred Ritchin. Co-author: Aleksey Sakhnov.

Karl-Johan Stigmark, Åtta Pappershändelser (FAS Publishing SE). Design Karl-Johan Stigmark. Text by Ulf Karl Olov Nilsson, Emma Kihl, Jesper Olsson.

Read more at: www.svenskafotobokspriset.se