Zhe Chen's winning project from the Inge Morath Foundation Award is a document of self-mortification among a community of disaffected individuals in China. It is a very personal, almost autobiographical diary about self-hurting.
Katowice Railway Station in Poland was destroyed at the beginning of 2011. It was the last significant architectural example of once modern and prosperous Polish Peoples Republic. The station had been allowed to fall apart and in its last days it took on a life of its own. A big, beautiful and bold design.
A quite conceptual book documenting Will Steacy's mammoth installation piece addressing the how and why the financial crisis has been silently creeping up on us. Mixed amongst the scrapbook clippings are Steacy's images from his ongoing series Down these mean streets.
Olivia Arthur enters the lives of young women in the Arab world and photographs the grey zone between East and West, specifically Saudi Arabia. Olivia manages to not break the cultural restrictions which prohibit these young women from showing their faces, and gives the girls a voice to their situation, their future and the decisions they are currently facing which will affect the rest of their lives.
A look at the Finish "landscape" (read "forest") that moves back and forth between document and fiction, always addressing certain fears and anxieties, which come from being in a dark, cold place.
Andrew Phelps is an American photographer living in Salzburg, Austria. When not pursuing his own photographic work, he is an active curator at the Gallery Fotohof and writes a blog about limited and special edition photo books called BUFFET. He is a member of the international artists group Piece of Cake.