Drumroll, please. The winners of Viewbook PhotoStory 2010 have been announced. Jurors chose Daria Tuminas of Russia and Luis Lazo of France from among 500 photographers whose work made it to the final round. Unlike many photography contests that focus on single images, Viewbook PhotoStory emphasizes the visual narrative –a well-chosen sequence of images that combines text and photographic excellence.
Tuminas won the Documentary Category with his photographic essay, “Ivan and the Moon.” Tuminas’s intimate, haunting story of two brothers was shot largely in and around their remote northern Russian village, and the work shows the innocence and raw edge of life outside the mainstream.
Lazo’s work won the Conceptual Category. A poetic, moving visual story, “All that you leave” is elegant and powerful in its simplicity, masterfully edited with a rare grace.
An exhibit of the winners’ work opens Thursday, 9 December at the Kahmann Gallery and runs through Sunday, 12 December. If you’re in Amsterdam, we hope you can make it. You’ll find details and RSVP link here.
Together with GUP magazine and other contest supporters, we thank all who submitted their work. The winners’ work will also be featured in Blurb books, which you’ll soon find in the Blurb Bookstore. Again, cheers to all who made this contest such a success – hope to see you at the opening on 9 December.