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APS Photobook Competition winners 2021

Meet the winners of the 2021 Australian Photographic Society Photobook Award proudly sponsored by Momento Pro. View their books and learn about the characteristics that made them successful.

Now in its sixth year, the Australian Photographic Society’s (APS) annual Photo Book Awards 2021 attracted a total of 20 entries. While the number of submissions was down on last year (impacted by the extended lockdowns in Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory) the quality of entries was once again very high. Congratulations to the six winners across the Storytelling and Portfolio categories, whose books are outlined below and offer plenty of food for thought for your next creation. 

 

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Epic photographic legacy: ‘Nam Contact’ by Tim Page

British war photographer Tim Page has created a mammoth printed legacy of his black-and-white images from the Vietnam War in a limited edition book, box and print set, proudly printed by Momento Pro.

Momento Pro was honoured to produce this custom collector’s edition book and box set for British war photojournalist Tim Page. Nam Contact is an epic retrospective of his unseen black-and-white Vietnam War pictures encompassing an oversized 448-page book, a reproduction of a 1966 Kodak flexographic box with an insert for a loupe, and an embossed folio case for a signed and numbered print. Learn about its creation in Will Shipton’s article, Nam Contact: Symphonic coda to Tim Page’s Vietnam, originally published in Inside Imaging on 16 April 2021.

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The lifetime joy of printed photos

We often forget that photos become more valuable as we age. This photo essay featuring Nonna Connie and her photo collection is a reminder that we should print out what we care about, as photo prints may be your most precious belongings when loved ones are no longer with you.

This is a photo essay that will make your heart melt, and will hopefully inspire you and your clients to print the photos that you care about so you can enjoy them for a lifetime.

“Connie is living testament that we should hold photographs in our hands and celebrate them for as long as we breathe.” – The Beautiful Collective

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Proven benefits of photo prints

Phototherapy is a field of psychology that encourages interactions with photos to help improve an individual’s well-being, while the theory of haptics concludes that objects we can feel produce a greater emotional response. We’ve delved into the research to pull out some facts, and summarised some of our own findings.

Phototherapy is a field of psychology that encourages people’s interactions with personal and family photos to help them understand themselves better. Haptics is the study of the sense of touch, that believes objects we can feel will produce a greater emotional response. We’ve delved into the research to pull out some facts, and documented some of our own findings, so you can share them with clients to increase their appreciation for prints.

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