Bronze 2019 Book / Documentary

Land

  • Prize
    Bronze in Book/Documentary
  • Company
    Blow Up Press
  • Photographer
    Lorenzo Castore
  • Technical Info
    Cameras Used: Leica Mp, Olympus Mju Zoom
  • Photo Date
    1999-2001, 2018

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, BLOW UP PRESS is a boutique style publishing house focused on contemporary photography, known from such publications as doc! photo magazine (quarterly mook dedicated to contemporary documentary photography) and DEBUTS (yearly publication presenting the most talented emerging photographers). BUP also publishes monographs by emerging as well as already established photographers. This includes two books so far: 9 Gates of No Return by Agata Grzybowska and Death landscapes by Hubert Humka. Three new books will be published till the end of 2018.