I am happy to announce that "The Long Shadow of Chernobyl" has just been named Photo Book of the Year by Pictures of the Year International (POYi).
Pictures of the Year International (POYi) is the oldest and most prestigious photojournalism program in the world. POYi’s mission is to honor and promote the work of documentary photographers, magazine, newspaper, and freelance photojournalists. POYi’s worldwide competition sets the gold standard for excellence in documentary photography, photojournalism, visual editing, and online multimedia. Each year, more than 48,000 works are submitted to the contest by photojournalists from over 70 nations, who document the news events, social issues, and cultural trends.
While the initial coverage was produced on assignments for National Geographic Magazine, returning to Chernobyl and publishing this book would not have been possible without your help. Thank you for your continued support and belief in the importance of this body of work.
To see the announcement on The Long Shadow of Chernobyl website, visit: http://www.longshadowofchernobyl.com/?p=324