Photo by Knut Egil Wang/Moment/Institute

Knut Egil Wang´s Southbound was awarded silver in the in the photo book/art book category of the contest «Årets vakreste Bøker 2015» (most Beautiful Books of the Year 2015) last Thursday night in Oslo, Norway. The Swedish publisher Gösta Flemming/Journal has designed the book with good help from Johan Lindberg.

The contest is organised by Grafill, an organisation for people who are working with visual communications. This is Wang´s second win in the contest – his first was also silver for Traktorland in 2009. Traktorland was designed by Kjell Ramsdal in VJU. 

The gold medal winner was «Tøyen Sentrum» by photographer Line Bøhmer Løkken, designed by Martin Lundell.
Over the last few months Southbound has been presented in several magazines, including online publications like The New Yorker, Slate, American Photo and Wired. It was also among Photo-Eye´s «Best Photo Books of 2014».

The book is still available from these sellers:

Norway (Oslo): Tronsmo
Sweden: Neva Books
Elsewhere & anywhere: Moment Store