Winner of the ICP/Gost First Photobook Award Announced

Dec 19, 2019
Nancy Floyd, Protest 1984/1988/2016/2018, 2018. © Nancy Floyd

The winner of the inaugural ICP/GOST First Photobook Award is Nancy Floyd for the series “Weathering Time.” The five shortlisted photographers are Ignacio Colo, Ciaran Dunbar, Richard Andrew Sharum, Camillo Pasquarelli, and Federico Vespignani.

The inaugural award attracted nearly 300 entrants from 45 countries. Floyd will have her first photo book designed, edited, printed, and published by the ICP/GOST imprint, with the opportunity to display the work at the new International Center of Photography space at Essex Crossing in New York City at a date to be announced in 2020. The book is scheduled for publication in spring 2020. The award aims to promote and support the work of previously unpublished photographers and artists through the production of a first photo book by the ICP/GOST imprint.

The judges for the inaugural award were: Peter van Agtmael, Magnum Photographer and Founder and Partner of Red Hook Editions; Genevieve Fussell, Independent Photo Editor; Lucy Helton,Photographer; Mark Lubell,Executive Director of the International Center of Photography, New York; Jamel Shabazz, Photographer; Stuart Smith, Director, GOST Books.

About GOST Books

Founded in 2013, GOST Books is an independent visual arts and photography publisher based in London. We pride ourselves on an uncategorisable output of diverse subject matter and design: from a chronicle of seven men claiming to be the Messiah; a study of Turkish soap operas; art works inspired by the largest breeding grounds for flamingos in the Southern Hemisphere; archive photographs from the Mexico City police department; to portraits of winners of state-run competitions in Belarus. GOST aims to not only provide a platform for the work of emerging artists but contribute to print legacies of masters in the medium.

About ICP

The International Center of Photography is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Cornell Capa founded ICP in 1974 to champion “concerned photography”—socially and politically minded images that can educate and change the world. Through our exhibitions, education programs, community outreach, and public programs, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the power of the image.