Bronze / 2019 / Book / Monograph


  • Prize
    Bronze in Book/Monograph
  • Company
    Blow Up Press
  • Photographer
    Lorenzo Castore
  • Credit
    Lorenzo Castore

Land is a story about the place and people belonging to it. A personal reflection on the place where the traditions of different cultures mix with one another, the place that witnessed to events that erupted with the World War II, the place which industrial prosperity is already over, where the past gives way to the present. It is a photographic diary of travel that exceeds the frame of time. In his story, Lorenzo Castore focuses on people - although unnamed for us, we feel special sympathy for them, this kind of closeness that is possible only when it is honest, as Lorenzo’s pictures.

Established in 2012 and based in Warsaw (Poland), BLOW UP PRESS is a boutique style publishing house focusing on contemporary photography, known for such publications as doc! photo magazine (mook dedicated to contemporary documentary photography) and DEBUTS (annual publication presenting the most talented emerging photographers). BLOW UP PRESS also publishes monographs following the company motto: WHEN THE STORY MATTERS.