BOOKS and AWARDS

Travels Across the Roof of the World: A Himalayan Memoir

This book of color photographs and text in memoir format provides a sweeping yet intimate view of the breathtaking peaks, splendid valleys, and extraordinary people of this vast region, from the Pamir Mountains in Kyrgyzstan through Afghanistan’s fabled Hindu Kush, the Karakoram in Pakistan, and the great Himalaya Range that stretches across northern India, Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Unique in scope among photo books on the Himalaya, Travels Across the Roof of the World, chronicles William and Anne Frej’s more than twenty pilgrimages throughout the area spanning forty years and 3,000 miles through some of the world’s most remote-and-difficult to reach country.
Seasons of Ceremonies: Rites and Rituals in Guatemala and Mexico 

This book is a captivating visual record of the rich, still-alive traditions in Mexico and Guatemala conveyed through striking duotone photographs of community events in the region that take place within an annual cycle that refers to its pre-Columbian past, agricultural seasons, and Catholic traditions. An introduction by Anne Frej and essays by Gary Gossen, Nicolasa Chávez, Frine Castillo Badillo and Philip E. Coyle provide details on the celebrations and further illuminage the subjects, providing historical and cultural context on these enduring folk celebrations.

BOOK AWARDS
Bronze Medal, People (2022)
Tokyo International Foto Awards

Silver Medal, People (2022)
Budapest International Photography Awards

Winner, Book of the Year (2022)
Independent Press Award

Finalist (2022)
International Book Awards

Gold Medal, Book of the Year (2022)
Foreward Indies

Silver Medal (2022)
Prix de la Photographie PX3

Winner, Book of the Year (2022)
Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Gold Medal, People (2022)
Second Place, Book of the Year (2022)
Moscow International Photography Awards

Finalist (2022)
National Indie Excellence Award

Finalist, Anthropology (2022)
Finalist, Art and Photography (2022)
New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards

Finalist (2022)
International Photography Awards

Finalist, Art and Photography (2022)
Southwest Book Design + Production
New Mexico Book Association

Maya Ruins Revisted: In the Footsteps of Teobert Maler

This stunning, substantial volume documents William Frej’s forty-five year search for remote Maya sites in Guatemala and Mexico, inspired in large part by his discovery of the work of German-Austrian explorer Teobert Maler, who photographed them in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Many of Frej’s magnificent photographs are juxtaposed here with historic photographs taken by Maler, and reveal the changes in the landscape that have occurred in the intervening century.

BOOK AWARDS:
Winner, Photography (2021)
Independent Press Award

Winner, Photography (2021)
International Book Awards

Gold Medal, Photography (2021)
Honorable Mention-Coffee Table (2021)
Foreward Indies Award

Silver Medal (2021)
Prix de la Photographie PX3

Silver Medal (2021)
Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Silver Medal (2021)
IPPY Awards

Silver Medal (2021)
Moscow International Photography Awards

Winner
National Indie Excellence Awards (2021)

Winner, Anthropology (2021)
New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards

Distinguished Second (2021)
NYC Big Book Awards

2 Honorable Mentions (2021)
International Photography Awards

Best in Show (2022)
Winner, Art + Photography (2022)
Southwest Book Design + Production
New Mexico Book Association