Black Sea of Concrete by Rafal Milach, Photograhy.Book.Now grand prize winner
Blurb has just announced the winners of their 2009 Photography.Book.Now book competetion, with all of the winners and honorable mentions found here. The grand prize winner is a professional photographer from Warsaw, Rafa Milach and his book Black Sea of Concrete. Milach edited the work and worked with graphic and book designer Ania Nalecka, with whom he has collaborated on two other book projects.
Darius Himes, the lead judge had this to say about Milach’s book;
“Rafal Milach’s ‘Black Sea of Concrete’ stood apart as this year’s Grand Prize winner, his work is a wonderful embodiment of the judges’ criteria: strong photography, important subject matter, vigorous edit and intelligent sequencing, combined with a thoughtful attention to those elements that are specifically book-centric, including type treatment, page-layout and cover design. By enlisting the assistance of a designer and an editor, Mr. Milach exhibited care and attention to the book as a whole; it was truly teamwork that led to a better end result. As lead judge, I’m proud to award the Grand Prize to a relatively young photographer and book artist, and I look forward to seeing more from Mr. Milach in the future.”
The other catagory winners include
Category Winner, Fine Art: Joshua Deaner, I Sell Fish, Category Winner, Editorial: Kurt Tong, People’s Park, Category Winner, Commercial: Dennis Kleiman, Volume One, First Runner-up, Fine Art: Susan Worsham, Some Fox Trails in Virginia, First Runner-up, Editorial: Andrea Stultiens, Pose, First Runner-up, Commercial: Michael Creagh, Editorial Stories, Second Runner-up, Fine Art: Hermann Zschiegner, +walker evans +sherrie levine, Second Runner-up, Editorial: Kurt Tong, In Case it Rains in Heaven, Second Runner-up, Commercial: Sara Lando, Portfolio, People’s Choice, Fine Art: Lewis Kemper, Capturing the Light, People’s Choice, Editorial: Duwayno Robertson, F Ampersand, People’s Choice, Commercial: Jason Joseph Cappozalo, Jason Joseph Photography.
Congratulations to all, and be sure to check out the many Honorable Mentions as well.
Best regards, Douglas Stockdale