18 March 2008

Project: Photobook

I got an e-mail this evening about an upcoming contest by Blurb: Photography[Book] Now

Photography.Book.Now celebrates the most creative, most innovative, and finest photography books – and the people behind them. Enter this international juried photography book competition and compete for worldwide recognition and great prizes.

Submit your book here by July 14. The Photography.Book.Now international book competition is juried by a panel of world-renowned editors, publishers, curators, and photographers, led by head judge Darius Himes. This is an opportunity to win the $25,000 Grand Prize or one of many other prizes to be awarded.

Photography books can be entered in two categories, General and Themed. The winners will be showcased at an awards ceremony in San Francisco, and winning books will travel via a salon to New York, London, and Cologne. The books will also have visibility online and at the half-day symposium featuring panels and presentations exploring photography books.

Get more information on the jurors, entry rules, event dates, locations, and prize levels at photographybooknow.com.

I'm pretty much stoked about this contest and eager to get something started. I've always been meaning to get my pictures made into a little coffee table book of sorts that can also double up as a carry-around portfolio. But with today's electronic way of communication, the book would basically be a print of what I've already posted online.

With this contest, I can inspire to do something different and creative. Even if it doesn't win anything, at least it will be at least reviewed by a panel of world-renowned editors, publishers, curators, and photographers.

I do have a theme in mind as well as some people in mind on who I want to work with on terms of modelling, styling, make up and hairstyling and will probably contact them in the very near future. But if you would like to help contribute, just drop me a line and we'll go from there.

Sounds like a plan?

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