The Eiger Foundation Photobook of the Year Award

Winners of this year's Eiger Foundation Photobook of the Year Award

In September 2021, the EIGER FOUNDATION, based in Geneva, Switzerland, launched a new photobook award: the EIGER FOUNDATION African Photobook of the Year Award. This annual prize supports work that contributes significantly to the evolving narrative of photography. In 2022, the prize was awarded to the most memorable photographic publication by a photographer from or working in Africa.

One winner and three runners-ups were selected by the international jury from a total of 4000 submissions:

  • Winner: The African Lookbook: A Visual History of 100 Years of African Women, by Catherine McKinley
  • Runner-Up 1: A City on a Hill, by Potšišo Phasa
  • Runner-Up 2: Nguecokh, by Tom Huber
  • Runner Up 3: Nsenene, by Michele Sibiloni

The EIGER FOUNDATION African Photobook of the Year Award 2022

Photobooks eligible for the 2022 award had to be published between 1 January 2019 and 1 January 2022. A prestigious jury of experts on African photography and art decided on the winner of the $20,000 main prize as well as three runners-up, who received $3,000 each.