The Photography Studies program at Ryerson University together with Ryerson University Library is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the First Edition Photobook Awards
Book Award Recipients
How to Run Away by Lucy Alguire
Shallow Season by Aly Ambler
Cowboy by Austen Ambraska
Istanbul: Where Two Continents Meet by Neha Bokhari
Playful Urban Drifts by Bahar Kamali
Overdressed by Jared Miller
About the Award
The Ryerson Library First Edition Photobook Award was instituted in 2015 by Library Special Collections Curatorial Specialist Alison Skyrme and Image Arts Instructor Christopher Manson to honor 3rd-year photography students who have made exceptional achievements in photobook production. It provides an incentive for them to achieve early recognition that will have a lasting legacy in our collection. As part of MPS507 – The Photographic Book, a 3rd-year Image Arts course that teaches students design and composition principles, students conceive of and produce their own photobook based on their own photography.
Each year, the Library purchases the top books in the class. This years judges were Image Arts Instructor Ryan Walker, Image Arts Associate Professor Alex Alter and Special Collections Librarian Alison Skyrme. They were judged at the annual exhibition of the books at the end of the fall semester, and the winners announced at the exhibition opening. For evaluation, particular attention was paid to design, sequencing, and integration of images and text. The award will be officially given at the next awards night, the following fall semester.
Previous Award Recipients
The following 2018 award winners were presented with a certificate during the Image Arts Awards Night in November 2019: Clea Christakos-Gee, Raelene Giffin, Rafaela Conde, Lisa McElroy, Heather Rattray, Kalen Huxhan, and Hayley Wilsdon
Click here to see a complete list of Book Award Winners in the Library’s catalogue.
For more information contact Special Collections Librarian Alison Skyrme.