Grand Prize Winner

Gomorrah Girl, documentary winner

Gomorrah Girl

This year’s Grand Prize winner is an innovative and moving “book-within-a-book” that chronicles the mafia-controlled streets of Naples through the accidental killing of a young girl. Valerio Spada combines on-the-street photography with photos of the original police documents to show, in the author’s words, “the problems of becoming a woman in a dangerous, crime-ridden area. Adolescence is almost denied.”

Gomorrah Girl was chosen by our international panel of 12 judges from more than 2,300 entries in four different categories. Valerio Spada received a $25,000 cash prize courtesy of HP Indigo Digital Press.

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Lead PBN 2011 Juror Darius Himes discusses Grand Prize winner Gomorrah Girl by Valerio Spada.
 

Category Winners

Our esteemed panel of international judges chose these four books as the best in their respective categories. Each winner received a $5,000 cash prize courtesy of Adobe®. Lead PBN 2011 Juror Darius Himes discusses the category winners.