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Aneta Kowalczyk and Grzegorz Kosmala

Publishers at Blow up Press

Brief info

Aneta Kowalczyk and Grzegorz Kosmala are from Poland and are currently based in Vienna, Austria. They are the creators and persons behind BLOW UP PRESS, an independent publishing house specialising in photobooks and lens-based art books. Their thought-provoking publications follow the motto "When the story matters." BLOW UP PRESS is recognised for its unique approach to design and paper usage.

Books published by this duo have been awarded in many international book competitions, including Prix Bob Calle du livre d’artiste (2023), Polish Graphic Design Awards (2019 and 2022), Pictures of the Year International POY75 (2018), International Photography Awards (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021), Maribor Photobook Awards (2020), PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris (2019), Tokyo International Foto Awards (2018, 2019, 2021), Moscow International Foto Awards (2018, 2019, 2020), Grand Press Photo (2018, 2019), as well as longlisted for Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Award (2022), shortlisted for Les Rencontres d’Arles Book Awards (2022), Lucie Photo Book Award (2022), and PHotoESPAÑA (2018, 2019, 2020, 2023), amongst others.

International Festival of Contemporary Photography

Kranj, Slovenia