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PBN 2011 Winners

September 7, 2011 | Leave a Comment |

PBN 2011 Grand Prize Winner from Blurb Books on Vimeo.

PBN 2011 Category Winners from Blurb Books on Vimeo.

This year’s Grand Prize winner is an innovative and moving “book-within-a-book” that chronicles the mafia-controlled streets of Naples through the accidental killing of a young girl. Valerio Spada combines on-the-street photography with photos of the original police documents to show, in the author’s words, “the problems of becoming a woman in a dangerous, crime-ridden area. Adolescence is almost denied.”

Gomorrah Girl was chosen by an international panel of 12 judges from more than 2,300 entries in four different categories. Valerio Spada received a $25,000 cash prize courtesy of HP Indigo Digital Press.

The panel of international judges also chose four books as the best in their respective categories – Fine Art, Documentary, Travel, and Student. Each winner received a $5,000 cash prize courtesy of Adobe®. Lead PBN 2011 Juror Darius Himes discusses the category winners.

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Blurb’s Photography Book Now contest celebrates the best self-published photography books of the year – and the people behind them.

Up to 200 books per category (Travel, Documentary, Student, Fine Art) have been selected for People’s Choice voting.

Winners receive $1,500.

Vote for your favorites by August 30.

Read the accompanying essay here.

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New images displayed for the first time in my exhibit New Work 2011.

Darius Himes clearly describes the judging criteria for Blurb’s PBN contest.

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Find Darius Himes book Publish Your Photography Book here.

Visit Darius Himes’ website here.

Learn more in my bookmaking resources here.

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Next Step Alumni 2011 by Daspit, Gill, Bailey, Beal, Caponigro |

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Renaissance Fine Art & Design Gallery and John Paul Caponigro’s Next Step Alumni present a beautiful collection of their work May 20 – June 24, 2011. You are cordially invited to view this diverse work at the Renaissance Fine Art & Design Gallery, One South Range Line Road Carmel, IN. The opening for the exhibit will be Friday, May 20 at 5 pm. Many alumni will be on hand to discuss their work personally with you.

The exhibit and book contain the work of 22 artists, all from John Paul’s Next Step Alumni group, who met the rigorous criteria for the exhibition: each artist produced a cohesive body of work, an artist’s statement, a biography, a book, and a website.

The work, as diverse as the individuals, includes journalism, editorial, still life, floral, nude, landscape and abstraction, and is bound together by their community, their creativity, and the fearlessness in their search of their individual next steps.

View the exhibit catalog above.

Find out more about the exhibit here.

Find individual member’s books here.

Find out more about my Next Step Alumni here.

 

How to Sequence and Design Your Next Book Like a Pro from Blurb Books on Vimeo.

“Pro photographer and book designer Mat Thorne presents an introduction to book design principals. This webinar covers an overview of typography, essentials of cover design, and laying out front & back matter. Mat also shares examples and offers inspiration from published photography books.”

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