The winner of the 2013 European Publishers Award for Photography is Alisa Resnik for her project One Another. Established in 1994 previous winners of the Award have included Bruce Gilden, Simon Norfolk, Paolo Pellegrin, Jacob Aue Sobol, Ambroise Tézenas, Klavdij Sluban, Christophe Agou, Davide Monteleone and Alessandro Imbriaco. The winning book is published simultaneously in five editions, in five languages.
One Another features images mainly taken at night in St Petersburg and Berlin. Leaden-coloured scenes, greasy spoon cafés, empty halls and old hotel rooms that seem to echo with traces of the past. And people’s faces…… hurried glances, small awkward gestures, hands searching for support, the signs of grief or desparation in the corner of an eye – people breaking through the glass of loneliness.
For Resnik, photography is the way to stop a moment and look deeper into reality, to step past the often painful dichotomy between subject and the object: “You roam the world looking for the moments you can stop and turn into an act of perception, looking for a revelation, looking for a mirror.”