From the e-blast from Dewi Lewis:
The Jury for the
2008 LEICA EUROPEAN PUBLISHERS AWARD FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
recently met in Manchester to decide this year’s winner.
The winner of this year’s award is Jacob Aue Sobol (Denmark) for his project on Tokyo.
The formal presentation will be made at the Rencontres d’Arles during the opening week in July and the book will be published this autumn. The winning project was chosen from a final shortlist of seven.
The other six candidates, in alphabetical order, were:
Gautier Deblonde (France): ‘True North’
Balazs Gardi (Hungary): ‘The Valley’
Maya Goded (Mexico): ‘Land of Witches’
Zed Nelson (United Kingdom): ‘Love Me’
Mark Power (United Kingdom): ‘The Sound of Two Songs’
Rafael Trobat (Spain): ‘Aquí junto al agua’
Some 400 projects from over 30 countries were received for this year’s competition. The
Jury was extremely impressed by the range and quality of the work.
The Jury consisted of seven publishers:
Benoît Rivero (Actes Sud, France)
John Demos (Apeiron, Greece)
Dewi Lewis and Caroline Warhurst (Dewi Lewis Publishing, United Kingdom)
Andrés Gamboa and Javier Ortega (Lunwerg Editores, Spain)
Mario Peliti (Peliti Associati, Italy)
Maarten Schilt (Mets & Schilt, The Netherlands)
Günter Braus (Edition Braus, Germany)
The external judge was Greg Hobson
(Curator of Photography, National Media Museum, Bradford, UK).
David Bell (Managing Director, Leica Camera Ltd, UK) represented Leica.
Next year’s Award will be hosted by Mets & Schilt in Amsterdam.