An airline in need of a lift

LAB's somewhat rudimentary flight simulator

All this week we're looking back at our judges' favourite images from the CR Photography Annual 2014. Here, Gemma Fletcher of Getty Images explains why she chose NIck Ballon's Ezekiel 36:36 documentary series on Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano (LAB), one of the world’s oldest surviving airlines.

With entries now open for the 2015 Creative Review Photography Annual, we are looking back at the big winners from last year. Nick Ballon's poignant series on Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano tells the story of an airline in dire need of investment.

Art director Gemma Fletcher, one of our judges last year, explains why she chose it as one of our Best in Books: "Every time I return to these pictures, something new is revealed. The multi-layered narrative of the project plays with the paradox of loss and optimism.


"Each image is its own unique tragedy, captured with a delicate use of colour and light bringing hope and beauty to the struggles of the people and places that make up Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano. The surreal portraits of employees, torn between their past, present and imagined future have a quiet beauty, both haunting and captivating."


You can see all the work that was entered into the CR Photography Annual last year at our entry showcase here

For full information about how to enter this year's CR Photography Annual, go here.

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