Picturing the Bookshop July 23, 2009 – Tags: ,

Strand Shadows by Josh Robinson

The results are in for the ‘Eye on the Strand‘ photography contest. The contest sponsored by The Strand, Aperture Foundation and the Pratt Institute asked “amateur and professional photographers from all over the world…to submit their photo representations of the Strand Book Store.”

Over 500 images were received.

Above is the winning photo by Josh Robinson. Below is the Viewers’ Choice winner by Manjari Sharma

Strand, The Dreamer’s Land by Manjari Sharma

Hats off to the folks at the Strand for pulling this off. It is a fantastic concept and one that deserves to be pursued and duplicated in cities and towns across the world.

For starters it would create a enduring visual record of an endangered species, the bookshop, while capturing the essence of the life of a bookshop.

Here’s the Gallery of the Finalists

An “Eye on the Strand” exhibition is currently on view at Pratt’s CCPS Gallery

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