Public Gallery 2014

Public Gallery 2014

An Interview with Angus Fraser, winner of Bar-Tur Photobook Award 2014

Angus Fraser (b. 1975, UK) won the Bar Tur Photobook Award 2014 for his documentary project Santa Muerte. The annual award offers an emerging photographer a publishing deal to the value of £20,000 and the opportunity to work with The Photographers’ Gallery and Trolley Books over the course of a year to produce their first book in 2015. The winner was announced at a special ceremony in The Photographers’ Gallery this evening, Monday 8 December 2014.

Over the past three year Fraser made several visits to Mexico researching, interviewing and documenting members of the cult Santa Muerte. His book will be published  with The Photographers’ Gallery and Trolley Books in 2015.

In addition to the winner’s award four runners-up also received £1,000 each towards the realisation of their proposed photobook project.

Joshua Bilton (b. 1983, UK) for Ectopia; Louise Carreck (b. 1985, UK) for Potemkin Villages; Maja Daniels (b. 1985, Sweden) for Playing Twins; and Sian Davey (b. 1964, UK) for Looking for Alice.