About Kolor Panobook...
Kolor Panobook is the world’s biggest contest of panoramic photography leading to the publishing of a book. Hundreds of amateur and professional photographers join this contest every year for a chance to be published into the book and maybe become Kolor’s Panoramic Photographer of the Year. We address many thanks to all the contributors without whom this book would not have existed. The high quality and the diversity of their photographic contributions make these books unique objects, both in the origin of the images and the aesthetic level of the panoramic photographs that were proposed.
Panobook 2014: Bart Heirweg, jury member #1
"Bart Heirweg is a professional landscape photographer from Belgium with light and ambiance as his main working tools. Bart gives weekly workshops and lectures (BelgiumDigital Live, PixPerience, Zoom Kampus) to amateur and more advanced photographers, both in Belgium and abroad, and organizes photo trips to France, Scotland, Iceland and Norway. Bart also writes articles on a regular basis for several national and international magazines, such as Outdoor Photography Magazine (UK), Roots (Netherlands) and Shoot (Belgium). The last couple of years Bart successfully entered several national and international photo contests such as Take a view Landscape Photographer of the Year, Digital Camera Photographer of the Year, GDT, Asferico, Oasis, etc. His images have been at display in the Mall Galleries in London and projected onto the National Theatre." Have a look at his website
Regarding the contest
"As a jury member for the Kolor Panobook 2014 I will look out for technically perfect images, full of light and atmosphere."
Panobook 2014: David Keochkerian, jury member #2
"My name is David Keochkerian, I am 37 years old and I live in France. I work in the world of rehabilitation. I really practicing photography for 3 years now. We can say that I fell into the pot when I was a kid. My dad was a photographer (He is retired now). Year after year, photography has become a real passion. I needed it to create and to express myself. I like to capture the ephemeral, subtle, beautiful, rare, spectacular, the amazing… I want to share this world which is so familiar to everyone but in fact so unknown. My work is very diverse, I use and combine many photographic techniques (DRI, HDR, panoramic), various reports (color, B & W, Infrared), various themes (landscape, macro, light-painting, architecture, industry). My culture about photography is poor, I am unable to give you names of famous photographers (maybe one or two). However I can give you an incredible number of talented photographers that I meet online via the social networks. That diversity and thoses exchanges really inspire me". Have a look at his website
Regarding the contest
"It is an honor to be part of the jury 2014."
Ivan Pedretti, best panoramic photographer of the year
"Two years ago, I saw during the night a panoramic view of the milky way over the alps… I felt in love with this format suchas panoramic nightscape. I am trying to get the better result and I am always experimenting new technics especially to get the best image stitching. This first place gives me some satisfaction regarding my work and confirm me that I am in the right path." Read the interview
One Panobook purchased = 2€ donated to WWF France
The WWF foundation is working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of the environment, which is for Kolor, a strong value. We are very pleased to announce that for each book purchased we will donate 2 euros (arround 2.59 US Dollars) to the WWF foundation. Learn more about WWF
Alexandre Jenny, speaking about Panobook
"The Panobook is a collection of the best images captured around the world. These images are a feast for the eyes. However, they also show the evidence that our planet offers very fragile splendor that we have the duty to preserve. Kolor is honored to have WWF France Foundation as a partner. This step also gives more meaning to this collaborative project, the Kolor Panobook.” AJ.
The 111 contributors
|AMIN ABEDINI, ANAS ALRIFAI, LARRY ANGIER, GASTON BATISTINI, SEBASTIAN BECHER, VALENTINO BEDOGNETTI, CRAIG BILL, LAURENT BIZIEN, OLEG BLAZHYIEVSKYI, GERALD BLONDY, ANDREW BODROV, LUC BOUILLON, ALAIN BOVARD, KONSTANTIN BRIOUKHANOV, STEPHEN BROWN, LUDOVIC CADET, AMAN CHOKSHI, CHRIS COLLACOTT, ED COOLEY, SÉBASTIEN COSSON, ALEXANDRE CROISIER, LUKASZ CZECH, FLORENT DALAS, SEAN DAVEY, JORGE DE LA TORRIENTE, JOHN DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRO DELLA BELLA, DAMIEN DELORD, PATRICK DIEUDONNÉ, MARTIN DILG, MOHAMMAD REZA DOMIRI GANJI, ALEXANDER DORN-LEHMANN, FRANCISCO ESTRADA, HUBERT FLOH, DAVID FRAGA, S. MARTIN FRIEDMAN, ROBIN FUSO, SAMUEL GACHET, ROBERT GARRIGUS, STEPHAN GÜRTLER, DON HALL, JOHANNES HEUCKEROTH, WILLIAM HOLDERBY, IONUT HRENCIUC, FELIX INDEN, PATRICK JACQUET, JOEL JUGE, HUUB KEULERS, MAYA KHANDANI, FLORIAN KNORN, MAREK KOSIBA, LAURENT LAMOUR, LAURENT LAVEDER, FABRICE LEDUC, GUY LEJEUNE, GEORGE LEPP, BENJAMIN LEVARWEST, PHILIP LOCKWOOD, FRANCOIS LOUBSER, ROMAIN MALY, FRANÇOIS MARTIN, DMITRY MOISEENKO, WILLIAM MORGAN, ALI MOSLEH, CÉDRIC MOTTE, SOPHIE NARSÈS, FRANCK NIES, VIRVE NYYSSÖNEN, MARTIJN OORTHUIS, PFUND OTTÓ, GILLES PAQUIN, ALEXANDRE PARROT, STEVE PATCHIN, IVAN PEDRETTI, LUC PERROT, JÉRÔME POUILLE, JEAN PIERRE ROUJA, ALESSIO PUTZU, IMMANUEL RAPP, JMARC REYES, PHILIPPE RICORDEL, BRANDON RIZA, IVAN ROSLYAKOV, DAVID ROSSET, PHILIPPE RUAU, PETER SCRIMSHAW, PAUL SHANNON, CHRISTOPH SIMON, ROBERT SOMMER, XAVIER SPERTINI, PETER STEPHENS, TAKASHI SUGIURA, MAMORU SUZUKI, TONY SWEET, PETER SZABO, RITA SZENCZY, JAMES THOMPSON, JUSTIN TOMPKIN-DREW, LANCE TROTT, HANS VAN KERCKHOVEN, JACQUES VANNI, IVO VRANCKEN, THIERRY WARPELIN, STEFAN WEBER, HARALD WICKEL, JON WITSELL, TROY WITTE, MICHEL WNUK, PAWEL WOLNIACZYK, TUNC YILDIRIM, FADI ZOUBIAN|
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|Details||• 240 pages |
• Texts in English and French
• Comments of the photographers
• Contact details of the photographers • 150 winning pictures • A sumptuous photographic journey
• The jury of this year, is composed of Bart Herweig and David Keochkerian , all professionnal photographers