Jack Latham (b. 1989, UK) has won the Bar Tur Photobook Award 2015. Now in its second year this significant annual award offers an emerging photographer the opportunity to work with The Photographers’ Gallery and independent UK based publisher Here Press, to produce their first book to a value of £20,000.
The winner was announced at a special ceremony at The Photographers’ Gallery on Tuesday 1 December 2015 and the winning project will be published in Autumn 2016.
Latham’s winning project, Sugar Paper Theories, traces an infamous true crime case in Iceland. Known as the Reykjavik Confessions, it involved the testimonies of six people, who confessed to two murders they had no apparent memory of.
The four runners-up are: Sebastián Bruno, Eugenio Grosso, Nikolas Ventourakis and Luisa Whitton, and will all receive £1,000 each towards the realisation of their proposed photobook project.
The judges in 2015 were Brett Rogers, Director, The Photographers’ Gallery; Armon Bar-Tur, entrepreneur and philanthropist; Harry Hardie & Ben Weaver, co-publishers, Here Press; Celia Davies, Director, Photoworks; Chloe Dewe Mathews, artist; Cheryl Newman, Photography Editor and Hannah Watson, Director, Trolley Books.
The annual Award is open to all photographers and artists who have not yet published a book (self-published excepted) and are either studying or have graduated from a UK-based visual arts course within the last five years. Applicants are not required to be living in the UK.
This Award was established with the generous support of Amnon and Armon Bar-Tur and family in memory of late wife and mother, the British Artist Ann Lesley Bar-Tur (1947-1984).