Congratulations to Sanna Kannisto and Santeri Tuori for receiving the silver and bronze award of Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 2020 for their publications Observing Eye and Time Is No Longer Round by Hatje Cantz, 2020!
Sanna Kannisto: Observing Eye, Hatje Cantz 2020
Sanna Kannisto’s métier is nature photography. Like her role models, she considers herself both a scientist and an artist. And, in fact, her analytical gaze is in no way inferior to her creativity and passion. She creates moments of unusual beauty that also shed light on what has been previously concealed. Kannisto has her own method for taking pictures of birds, photographing the animals in front of a brilliantly lit, white background - the patience required to produce these pictures has paid off, since it is hard to imagine more beautiful photographs of birds.
Santeri Tuori: Time Is No Longer Round, Hatje Cantz 2020
"At first glance the photographer Santeri Tuori’s pictorial world appears to be timeless. On second glance, however, it becomes clear what is going on. Tuori’s compositions of trees, tangled branches, and clouds are sophisticated montages made up of countless photos arranged side-by-side or on top of each other. This results in nearly abstract, fascinatingly complex images of nature; because it harmonizes with the sublime depiction of nature, the process of seeing transcends itself."