New York, NY, September 19, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Fashion Photographer Michael Creagh was awarded the First Runner-Up prize in the Commercial Category for his book "Editorial Stories." The second annual Photography.Book.Now competition featured more than 2,400 entries from 50 countries around the world. Creagh's book was chosen as one of the finest self-published photography books entered into the competition by an esteemed panel of judges.
"Editorial Stories" is a collection of 17 fashion photography stories comprised from his creative catalog work with Susana Monaco, several magazine editorials, and his London art exhibition with Vault49. On his award, Creagh said, “It’s amazing. You work so hard on your book. It is nice to know others appreciate it.” He continued, "I just want to thank all the judges for their consideration and to congratulate Dennis Kleiman (who's book won the category) and the Grand Prize winner Rafal Milach on their superb work."
About Michael Creagh
Michael Creagh is a New York fashion photographer shooting editorial and commercial work. Creagh’s journey began while living a vagabond’s life in France and Italy: just walking around taking pictures of everything he saw. In London, he began shooting portraits, and in New York, fashion. His photo series have appeared for MTV, Ecko, Microsoft, Samsung, Sony Music, Warner Bros Music, McDonalds, Disney, W, Elle, Hamptons, NY Post Page 6 Magazine, Bill Blass, Joseph Abboud, Cacharel, Susana Monaco, McCann Erickson, Leo Burnett, Ogilvy and Mather, Fashion Institute of Technology, and Vidal Sassoon.
Creagh has been recognized by many international juries and press; including the IPA International Photo Awards in NYC 2008 and 2009, the Black and White Awards in London 2008, and PX3 Prix de la Photographie Awards in Paris 2008. However, receiving First Runner-Up in the Commercial Category for his book “Editorial Stories” in the Photography.Book.Now Competition is his greatest honor. With press from China to Europe to Latin America, Creagh’s work is internationally acclaimed. His recent 10 page cover story and interview in The May 2009 edition of Digital PhotoPro Magazine could be found on nearly every magazine stand in America.
About Blurb and Photography.Book.Now
The second annual Photography.Book.Now International Juried Competition is produced by Blurb®, the creative publishing platform that allows anyone to design, publish, market, and sell professional-quality books. Sponsors include Hewlett Packard, American Photo, Canon, Virgin Airlines America, flickr, PDN, The Royal Photographic Society and many many others listed below. Judges include Darius Himes Co-founder of Radius Books, Vince Aletti reviewer for the New Yorker and was Art Editor for the Village Voice, esteemed photographer Platon, Anthony Bannon the Director of the George Eastman House, Karen Hansgen Associate Publisher of Skira Rizzoli, Dana Faconi the Publisher of Blind Spot Magazine, Kira Pollack the Deputy Photo Editor of the New York Times Magazine, Artist Todd Hido, Renowned New York Collector W.M. Hunt, and Jodi Peckman the Photo Editor at Rolling Stone Magazine.
The awards ceremony will be held in New York on September 23rd. There will also be gallery expositions in San Francisco, London, and Chicago.
For more information contact:
Michael Creagh Studios