International Photography Awards 2022 — “Book Photographer of the Year”

Abandoned Moments

Ed Kashi has been awarded the title “Book Photographer of the Year” in the professional division of the 2022 edition of the International Photography Awards for “Abandoned Moments: A Love Letter to Photography.”

About the Book:

If the decisive moment reflects reality in tune with the photographer’s intuition, flawlessly combining composition and timing, then the abandoned moment is the consequence of a fractional instant of surrender. This collection, made over a 40-year period by renowned photographer Ed Kashi, reveals imprecise glimpses of transitory events filled with frenetic energy – the chaos of everyday life. Embodying photography’s intrinsic power, they preserve moments that can never occur again in exactly the same time and space.

When geometry, mood, and possibility unite to unintentionally create something new, the magical and fictional qualities of still photography capture the unplanned essence of existence. In contrast to his journalistic approach of deep personal connection and keen observation, this work is about capturing the untamed energy of a moment with abandon.