BOOKS and AWARDS
Enigmatic rock art featuring a myriad of symbols and designs can be found throughout the remote and arid landscapes of the Greater Southwest. In this book, William Frej’s powerful black and white photographs of rock art in the American Southwest and Baja California in Mexico provide the opportunity to explore this diverse and mysterious imagery. The accompanying photo captions and essay by Polly Schaafsma present clues to the symbolic content of these stone murals and address the ambiguities latent in their complex meanings.
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. BOOK AWARDS Silver Medal, Travel Books Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition Winner, Best Coffeetable Book 2023 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards Honorable Mention, Books/Nature International Photography Awards (2023) Winner, Art and Photography Winner, Memoirs Jim Mafchir Best-in-Show Award Southwest Book Design and Production Awards (2023) New Mexico Book Association Silver Medal (2023) Prix de la Photographie PX3 Gold Winner, Coffee Table Book (2022) Foreword INDIES Book Awards Gold Winner, Travel Book (2022) Foreword INDIES Awards Silver Medal, Books/People (2022) Tokyo International Foto Awards Silver Medal, Book/Nature (2022) Budapest International Foto Awards Silver Medal, Coffee Table Book (2023) IPPY Awards Bronze Medal, Travel Book (2023) IPPY Awards Finalist, Coffee Table Book/Photography (2023) Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist, Photography (2023) International Book Awards Finalist, Travel: Guides and Essays (2023) International Book Awards
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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 Winner, Anthropology/Archaeology (2022) New Mexico/Arizona 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