Blurb’s London Celebratory Kickoff

 © 2010, Peter Marshall
‘WassinkLundgren’  and their winning portfolio

Last night I was at Eastcastle House for the start of Blurb’s London events, celebrating the new pop-up store and the 2010 Photography Book Now winning books.  Several of the winners were present including the Portfolio category winners, Dutch photographers Thijs groot Wassink and Ruben Lundgren, though we had to be content with Judith Stenneken, whose Last Call won the $25,000 Grand Prize, on video.

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Judith Stenneken on video

Some of the judges were there too, and I talked briefly to Martin Parr and a number of old friends at the event, as well as drinking too much fizzy stuff (I’m sure it was the bubbles that made me just a little unsteady as I walked towards the bus stop after the event.)

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Robin Goldberg, Blurb SVP, International Markets, holds up the winning book

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The Blurb Team

After this morning’s session, the events continuing at the London Pop-Up store until Nov 14 are free, and I’ll be there again talking on Sunday about ‘Before the Olympics‘ and my other two Blurb books. Also in Sunday’s programme are some of the Blurb winners, Anton Kusters and ‘WassinkLundgren‘ as well as Jonathan Lewis, and the day ends with a self-publishing debate with guest panellist Bruno Ceschel of Self Publish, Be Happy.

More pictures from last night on My London Diary.

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