We are glad to announce the winner and all shortlisted projects for the first edition of the Self Publishing Photolux Award.

Yoshikatsu Fujii with the project Incipient Strangers

Jury statement
Incipient Strangers by Yoshikatsu Fujii really is a startling and uncompromising pushing of the possibilities of the book form. It utilized the idea of a very very personal story of the divorce of his parents, elaborating this narrative thread unpicking it through a very clever process of collage. It’s an exciting and challenging book that it’s attending to push the boundaries whilst maintaining a rigor in relation to the practice of the media.

Martin Bogren with the project Italya

Jury statement
Martin Bogren’s project Italya is a time capsule, a piece of historic traditional style of street photography and it typifies a photographers’ romantic notion of place. It could easily be published in the form it has been designed and presented. It’s exquisitely made book but most significantly as a series of photographs, it’s a body of work in which there are three or four images which are some of the most engaging beautiful images we’ve seen for a long time.

Francesca CatastiniThe modern spirit is vivisective
Mi-YeonI and thou
Hiroshi OkamotoRecruit
Davide RegoliTempo e Polvere
Imrich VeberBLOCK 62
Nani WijayaPuzzled – it is not you
Xiaoxiao XuAeronautics In The Backyard