The best photographs submitted in the OrthPhoto Awards contest organized last summer were included in a new photo album published by the Publishing House of the Orthodox Metropolis of Warsaw.
The album titled “Colours of Orthodoxy. Europe” presents 179 photographs by 109 authors from 18 countries, making it a journey through all of European Orthodoxy.
The album features works by several Romanian photographers, including some of the winners of the contest: Gheorghiță Epureanu, Florin Cristescu, Octavian Chende and Mădălina Cimpoeru.
“We hope that this kind of publication will strengthen the ties between Orthodox Churches all across Europe and even the world Orthodoxy. Albums like this, in our opinion, also play an important missionary function, being a kind of mission in print,” editor Jaroslaw Charkiewicz noted.
The foreword and the descriptions of the photos come in four languages: Polish, English, Russian, and Greek.
In the foreword, Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland thanks those who made possible the publication of the tenth album in the “Colours of Orthodoxy” series, encouraging readers “to travel through this unique publication and learn about Orthodoxy in their lives.”
“This album bears witness to the Orthodox Church’s spiritual richness that sanctifies humanity and helps us learn about the Truth that Christ has left us,” Metropolitan Sawa underlines.
The album can be purchased online or by addressing to the Publishing House of the Metropolis of Warsaw via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.