The winner of PhotoBoox Award 2017 is Mayumi Suzuki with her dummy The Restoration Will.

This outstanding dummy tells, visually, the story of the loss of the photographer’s parents in the 2011 tsunami that occurred in Japan.
The jury found the visual story and the narrative very powerful and also perceived the struggle in finding an adequate way of telling the story of a personal loss of such magnitude.
With the decision of awarding Mayumi Suzuki the jury is offering their support for the completion of this very personal project by turning this already strong dummy into a book. The jurors realize how something that might have started as a way to deal with a personal loss, can turn into a project to share with a larger audience. Reflected in this dummy, they see the struggle of the author and the challenges she had to face and therefore they believe it has a huge potential. Suzuki was able to show her vulnerability on the pages but not always she seems capable of finding a reaction to it on her own.
The book, published by ceiba edition with the support of Photolux Festival and Grafiche dell’Artiere, will be presented at Real Collegio, Lucca on Saturday 25th November, during the main weekend of the festival.

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