Viewbook PhotoStory 2010 Winners announced
Daria Tuminas and Luis Lazo win international Viewbook PhotoStory 2010 contest with remarkably strong photographic narratives.
The second annual Viewbook PhotoStory contest in association with GUP has been won by Daria Tuminas and Luis Lazo with remarkably strong photographic narratives. Naturally the jury had a very difficult task selecting the best works out of the 500 already pre-selected photo stories.
Russian photographer Daria Tuminas won the documentary category with an intimate story titled 'Ivan and the Moon' about two brothers who live in a remote village in the North of Russia. They differ from city teenagers a lot - have completely other moral values and live in a fairy tale like world: they go hunting and fishing, are acquainted to joiner's chisel and play with ghosts at abandoned places. In this ongoing project Daria wants to show the mysteriousness of these brothers world.
Luis Lazo from France has won first prize in the conceptual category with a very subtle and poetic story titled 'All that you leave'. Jury member Ernesto Bazan says; "The images in this story are soulful, placid moments where the words of the late great Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa come to mind:" “Poetry is everywhere, in the earth and in the sea, in the lakes and in the rivers. . . There is poetry in this table, in this paper, in this ink pot."
Both artists won an exhibition in the Kahmann Gallery in Amsterdam, a lifelong subscription to a Viewbook Pro website account, publication in GUP magazine, a custom designed book published by Blurb and various other publications.
The winning series can be viewed on www.viewbookphotostory.com
The following artists have also been commended in the Viewbook PhotoStory 2010 contest:
Jury Prizes 2nd Prize-documentary: Exodus by Vincent Elkaim 3rd Prize-documentary: In Ramallah I can Breathe by Guy Martin 2nd Prize-conceptual: A Portrait of America Left Behind by Brandon Schulman 3rd Prize-conceptual: Fatalistic Tendency by Tushikur Rahman
Public voting prizes 1st Prize-documentary: The Flight by Imran Ahmed 2nd Prize-documentary: Let the world know that we still do it with our hands by Thanasis Lomef Zacharopoulos 3rd Prize-documentary: The Empty House by Gianluca Cecere 1st Prize-conceptual: Wu Xing by Laura Petreike 2nd Prize-conceptual: Drowning Bride by Dwi Anoraganingrm 3rd Prize-conceptual: Reset by Julia Katharina Ziegler
All jury prize winners will be published in the Viewbook PhotoStory 2010 yearbook. December 2010 The books will be available for sale at www.viewbookphotostory.com and the Blurb online bookstore.
From 9 - 12 December the winning works Ivan and the Moon by Daria Tuminas and All that you leave by Luis Lazo will be exhibited in the Kahmann Gallery in Amsterdam. The opening takes place on Thursday December 9th, with words and drinks on the house. More information will be available soon on www.viewbookphotostory.com
International online contest for the photographic narrative
Viewbook PhotoStory is an international contest to which photographers are invited to submit a contemporary collection of images that convey a compelling narrative. While a single image has a narrative in itself and can be strong in isolation, Viewbook Photostory’s focus is specifically on showing series of images, in a well-chosen sequence that triggers a reaction and combines a narrative with photographic excellence. Viewbook PhotoStory is the ultimate international arena for showing and proving the impact of these narratives, and offers an engaging and prominent platform for photography artists. Viewbook PhotoStory is initiated and organized by online portfolio service Viewbook.com in association with GUP magazine, backed by Blurb and many supporters.
For more information please visit www.viewbookphotostory.com
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