Anouk Kruithof is a Dutch artist, working in Mexico City, New York City and Amsterdam. Conceptual and project based, her work uses photography as a vehicle for infinite possibilities. She is a frenetic artist book maker. She has exhibited internationally at institutions such as MoMA, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, and Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow. Her work is in the collections of Fotomuseum Winterthur, Aperture Foundation, FOAM and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. In 2014, she received the Charlotte Köhler Prize and in 2012, an Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography. She created stresspress.biz to showcase her own book projects and critical writing about artist books and to develop a publishing platform for her own self-published books as well as future collaborations with other artists and writers. Last November 2016 she launched her 11th book, AUTOMAGIC published by Editorial RM and stresspress.biz.

Amanda de la Garza Mata (Mexico,1981) Lives and works in Mexico City. She is curator, art historian and poet. She currently works as Adjunct Curator at MUAC (University Museum of Contemporary Art), in Mexico City since 2012. Some of her recent curatorial projects include: XVII. Photography Biennial (Centro de la Imagen, 2016), Isaac Julien. Play Time & Kapital (MUAC-Museo Amparo, 2016), Jeremy Deller. The infinitely ideal of the popular (CA2M, Madrid, 2015), Harun Farocki. Vision.Production.Opression (MUAC, 2014) and Hito Steyerl. Circulationism (MUAC, 2014), co-curated with Cuauhtémoc Medina; the young artists program at MUAC, Andreja Kuluncic. Building the Commons (MUAC, 2013), Isaac Torres. Memory and Traces. 7 projects about Mexico City, (MUCA Roma, 2013). She has published poems, interviews, reviews and academic articles in local and international publications on subjects such as poetry, contemporary dance, photography, architecture, urban studies and contemporary art. She is interested in interdisciplinary practices in contemporary art, with a particular focus in Latin America.
John A. Phelan is a collector. Fascinated by the power and mystery of the object, he has assembled an extensive collection of Shaker furniture, Oceanic art, protective garments, masks, shields, Japanese boro textiles, American folk and outsider art and snapshot photography. Recently he turned his attentions to the photo book.

The Anamorphosis Prize