/ 2020 / Book / Fine Art

Over.State

  • Prize
    Silver in Book/Fine Art
  • Company
    BLOW UP PRESS
  • Photographer
    Ilias Georgiadis
  • Credit
    © Ilias Georgiadis

Story of a young and lost person trying to feel free and find love. An effort to understand how we express freedom, intimacy, closeness; how we seek a real connection with the inner self and the other. It depicts the artist innermost states of fear, desire and affection. Magnetic and totally absorbing the reader, the book remains in our memory for hours. When going through the book, one can get the impression of being on the edge of reality and dream, life and death, between something permanent and ephemeral. These images are like a love poem and Ilias Georgiadis becomes a poet of photography.

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)