Maya Ruins Revisited is named Best Photography Book of the Year

Peyton Wright Gallery and Peyton Wright Publishing are pleased to announce that its inaugural publication, Maya Ruins Revisited: In the Footsteps of Teobert Maler by William Frej, has been named a winner in the 22nd annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. The book won a gold medal as Best Photography Book of the Year, and received Honorable Mention for the Coffee Table Book category. 

“In the spring of 1971, and some fifty-thousand photographs ago, Bill Frej’s journey visually documenting the known Maya kingdom began; culminating with the volume herein, Maya Ruins Revisited: In the Footsteps of Teobert Maler. As a Chronicler of History world-wide (perhaps not unlike Herodotus, the Father of History), Frej has created an enduring, practical bridge between established Maya history/scholarship, and, thanks to recent technological advancements, the newly or soon-to-be-discovered Peyton Wright Gallery/Publishing is honored and grateful for the privilege of accompanying Bill through this enduring volume, and sharing the journey with all.”

-John Schaefer, owner/publisher 

This prestigious award is in addition to three other Best Photography Book of the Year Awards. To date, Maya Ruins Revisited has won eight awards. 

2020 Foreward Indies Photography Book of the Year

2021 Photography Book of the Year, Independent Press Awards

2021 Best Photography Book, National Indie Book Awards

2021 Silver Medal – Moscow International Foto Awards

2021 Silver Medal Winner in Photography, Independent Publishers Book Awards (IPPY)

Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist

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