Book Release | YOU WOULD BE EARTH by Meral Güler (USA) and Dan Porter (UK).


You Would Be Earth

We are extremely happy and excited to announce the release of Landskrona Foto & Breadfield Dummy Award´s first winners(2015), Meral Guler & Dan Porter book You Would Be Earth.

FRIDAY 19/8 21.00 Release party at Landskrona Theatre

Landskrona Foto & Breadfield Dummy Award 2015 has been awarded to
YOU WOULD BE EARTH by Meral Güler (USA) and Dan Porter (UK).

The jury’s citation:
You Would Be Earth is a story unanchored in time and space. So difficult to grasp, define and classify. It is enticing yet elusive.

Meral Güler and Dan Porter are awarded this prize for their ability to awaken the unknown within us.

Book Intro: Meral Güler and Dan Porter are explorers prompted to make evident proof of their existence with over 4,000 miles between them, with a sensitivity to the stories that linger between the twilight and the shadow, the real and imagined, between what is know and what is sensed, they ventured out to see the world afresh and to discover what would be earth.

Dan Porter is a photographer and curator based in England, and holds an MA from theUniversity of Wales. His photographs have appeared in publications and exhibitions in Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, the USA, and the UK.

Meral Güler is a British Artist living in Los Angeles, USA, and holds an MFA from Chelsea School of Art (UAL), England. Her independent films have featured at the National Film Theatre in London and independent film festivals both in the UK and Europe. Recent Photo-works have appeared in publications and exhibitions in the UK, Europe and, the USA. Her works are held in permanent collections in the UK.

The newly established prize, worth about 150,000 Swedish kronor, was awarded at Landskrona Theatre on 23 August during Landskrona Foto Festival. Meral Güler and Dan Porter will now have their dummy designed as a book, printed by GöteborgsTryckeriet and published by Breadfield Press and Landskrona Foto. Release will take place at the end of 2015.This year’s jury consisted of Per Lindström (Landskrona Foto), Jenny Lindhe (Breadfield), Silvia Loddo (osservatorio fotografico), Nick McLean (Éditions du LIC) and Veronique Bourgoin (artist).The jury’s honourable mention went to Marco Frauchiger (CH) for the book M13.

The prize is sponsored by Serneke AB, GöteborgsTryckeriet and Papyrus.