Support Category Awards are presented to individuals and organizations who are an integral part of crafting an image. Anyone and especially photographers from all corners of the world can nominate.
There are seven Support Category awards presented. In 2015, the Book Publisher of the Year category was divided into the following distinct categories:
Book Publisher of the Year: Limited and Special Edition
Book Publisher of the Year: Traditional or Classic books
Aperture for Tiny: Streetwise Revisited: Photographs by Mary Ellen Mark
Damiani for Southern Rites: Gillian Laub
MACK for Songbook: Alec Soth
New Century Press for Negatives: XU Yong
Steidl for Museum of Chance: Dayanita Singh
21st Editions for Worlds Apart: Michael Murray
Aperture for Erwin Olaf Limited Edition Box Set
Ceiba for The Middle of Somewhere: Sam Harris
Damiani for 78-87 London: Derek Ridgers
Discipula for H. Said He Loved Us: Tommaso Tanini
Mary Cooney, Director of Photography, Los Angeles Times
Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography, New York Times Magazine
Kira Pollack, Director of Photography and Visual Enterprise, Time Magazine
Nick King,Neil Blake and Sean Proctor, The Midland Daily News
Michele McNally, Director of Photography, The New York Times
TBWA/Media Arts Lab for, Shot on iPhone 6. Client: Apple. Various Photographers.
Sistema Dez, Porto Alegre, Brazil for, POA Jazz Festival: Part of the City. Client: Porto Alegre Jazz Festival. Photographed by Celso Chittolina.
Prolam Y & R, Santiago, Chile for, One Shot is Enough. Client: Unicef. Photographed by Machado Cicala Morassut.
Ogilvy & Mather, Bogotá, Columbia for, Don’t Let Colors Run Out When You Need Them Most. Client: EcoFill
Colenso BBDO, Auckland for, New Zealand Breast Cancer for Skinfoods A Cream That Gives You Wrinkles. Client: New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. Photographed by Karsten Thormaehlen