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LAND

  • 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.

Awards Our publications have won so far:
Agata Grzybowska's 9 GATES OF NO RETURN:
1. Gold Winner @ Tokyo International Foto Awards 2018’s Book – People category
2. Photo Book of the Year @ Plebiscite Fotopolis & Digital Camera 2017
3. Photo Book of the Year @ Grand Press Photo 2018
4. Silver Winner @ Moscow International Foto Awards 2018's Photo Book - People category
5. Honorable Mention @ the 2018 International Photography Awards
6. Shortlisted for the Best Photo Book of the Year International @ PHotoEspaña 2018
7. Finalist @ the 16th Felifa Festival de Libros de Fotografia y Afines in Buenos Aires 2018
8. Official Selection for Photo Book Exhibition @ Athens Photo Festival 2018, Month of Photography Los Angeles 2018 and Scan Tarragona in Catalonia 2018

Hubert Humka's DEATH LANDSCAPES:
1. Bronze Winner @ Tokyo International Foto Awards 2018’s Book – Documentary category
2. Honorable Mention @ the 2018 International Photography Awards
3. Finalist @ the 16th Felifa Festival de Libros de Fotografia y Afines in Buenos Aires 2018
4. Official Selection for Photo Book Exhibition @ Scan Tarragona in Catalonia 2018

doc! photo magazine:
1. Magazine/Media Visual Editor of the Year for Aneta Kowalczyk @ the 75th Pictures of the Year International (2018)