All posts tagged: Awards

Hyeres looking at you

The shortlist is out for this year’s International Festival of Fashion & Photography in Hyeres, including ten photographers drawn from across Europe and beyond. This year is the 30th time the festival has taken place, and publisher Gerhard Steidl took part in a high-profile photography jury that also included: Anne Cartier-Bresson, director of the Atelier de Restauration et de Conservation des Photographies de la Ville de Paris (ARCP); Jean-Luc Monterosso, founder and director of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris; and the photographer Sølve Sundsbø. The shortlisted photographers, who were drawn from more than 700 entries, are: Jeannie Abert, France; Sushant Chabria, India; Wawrzyniec Kolbusz, Poland; Evangelia Kranioti, Greece; Sjoerd Knibbeler, Netherlands; David Magnusson, Sweden; Filippo Patrese, Italy; Thomas Rousset, France; Polly Tootal, United Kingdom; and Oezden Yorulmaz, Germany. [bjp_ad_slot] The shortlisted photographers’ work will go on show at the Villa Noailles in Hyeres from 23 April – 24 May, and will be invited to present their work to the jury in person at portfolio reviews during the festival weekend, 23-27 April. The …

2015-04-28T10:07:16+00:00

IdeasTap and Magnum Award announces finalists

IdeasTap has named the photographers who will go through to the next round of its annual competition, which it runs in partnership with Magnum Photos. Of the 18 photographers selected from three categories for the 2014 IdeasTap and Magnum Photographic Award, a jury of industry professionals chose nine to go through to the next stage of the competition. [bjp_ad_slot] They are: Albert Elm; Jack Latham; Sophie Green; Karolina Jonderko; Magda Rakita; Sarah Amy Fishlock; Adél Koleszár; Álvaro Laiz; and Vasantha Yogananthan. On the judging panel were: Lucy Davies, commissioning editor of photography at The Telegraph; Peter Marlow, Magnum photographer; Jonathan Bell, editorial and publishing representative at Magnum Photos; and Souvid Datta, 2013 IdeasTap Photographic Award winner. The Award, now in its fifth year, aims to showcase and celebrate emerging photographers who are working within documentary photography. Each of the nine shortlisted photographers will receive £1500 to shoot a new project, and will also be mentored by a member of Magnum Photos. The three overall winners will be announced in May 2015 and awarded prizes that include £5000 in cash and paid internships at the Magnum Photos offices in either London or New York. To …

2014-11-26T21:54:36+00:00

River Deep, Mountain High

To my mind, it’s the greatest wildlife photograph ever taken. This is Planet earth, but not as we know it. And that’s what I’m looking for in a photograph that celebrates the natural world – an instant reminder that truth is stranger, and more fantastical than fiction. Cherry Alexander’s picture of Chinstrap Penguins sheltering on a blue iceberg was the 1995 winner of the Wildlife Photograph of the Year award, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Shot just off the coast of the South Sandwich Islands in Antarctica, the mountain’s of ice look like they’re torn straight from a book of fairytale; you wouldn’t believe the scene before you were it not for the gull flying overhead. Likewise, Fabien Michenet’s Little Squid (a finalist in this year’s Underwater Species category) captures life in a form that verges on abstraction; so alien to our minds, we can barely comprehend it. And to imagine, the photographer floating 20 metres below the surface in complete darkness, silent except for the occasional call of far off dolphins. And if the overall winner of this year’s contest …

2014-11-26T21:57:52+00:00

Unusual View of Unknown Subjects

A crowd gathered at this year’s Unseen Photo Fair at Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek; the judges were about to anoint the winner of the Photobook Dummy Award. Now in its third year, this prestigious prize gives one photographer the chance to publish their book with Lecturis, and present it at next year’s Unseen. The winner, they called out, was Simon Rimaz – but he was nowhere to be seen. He had stayed at home. Perhaps it should have come as no surprise, because the 26-year-old, who lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland, specialises in the elusive and the oblique. His website eschews straight self-description in favour of a question: “Is there any such thing as a “dead” image and, if so, what would the “corpse” look like? Simple, absurd questions like these have led me to engage in a physical, anatomical relationship with photographic material.” [bjp_ad_slot] When BJP managed to catch up with him, his answers were similarly off-centre – just like his images. His award-winning dummy, Unusual View of Unknown Subjects, uses images with square holes …

2014-11-26T22:01:35+00:00

Davide Monteleone’s Spasibo

“Whenever you take a picture, of course you get involved,” Davide Monteleone tells an expectant audience during a tour of his new exhibition, Spasibo, at London’s Saatchi Gallery. “I always joke that I spend more time drinking tea and talking with people than taking pictures, but then all of this [talking and building relationships] will come out at one point or other in a picture.” The Italian photographer, and member of VII photography agency, is in London for the opening weekend of his Carmignac-winning exhibition. Monteleone won the fourth Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award for his work in Chechnya, and spent four months, based in Grozny, producing work off the back of his winning proposal. More than thirty of his images are on show at the London gallery until 03 November. [bjp_ad_slot] The Award, now in its fifth year, is the brainchild of Edouard Carmignac – director of the French foundation of the same name. The Award’s aim is to provide one photojournalist each year with the financial means (€50,000), and support to produce an in-depth photographic report. Carmignac sets the theme …

2014-10-15T22:23:38+00:00

Lucie Foundation unveils its 2014 honorees

Now in its twelfth year, the annual Lucie Awards celebrates the greatest achievements in photography from around the world. Throughout the year, the advisory board at the Lucie Foundation nominates photographers across several categories. This year, candidates will be honoured in six divisions. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Jane Bown, who has worked for The Observer newspaper since 1949. The British photographer is famed for her striking black-and-white portraits of notable public figures including many artists, musicians and film stars. She has equally photographed each British prime minster since WWII. American photographer Nan Goldin will be presented with the Achievement in Portraiture award. Her debut publication The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, released in 1986, is among her most critically acclaimed work. Depicting imagery of her friends and family, the series deals with issues of marginalisation in a visceral yet intimate manner. British photographer Martin Parr will receive the Achievement in Documentary award. The Magnum photographer’s critical eye and singular approach to documentary have won him international acclaim, and he has forged successful side careers within …

2014-10-15T11:49:29+00:00

A view on Chechnya

“Some deaths we know. Others we forget”, writes Edouard Carmignac in the prologue to Davide Monteleone’s photobook, Spasibo. Carmignac alludes to the code of silence that ravages the Russian region of Chechnya, a former enclave of brutal oppression, violent conflict and rampant corruption, and the subject of documentary photographer and 4th winner of the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award Davide Monteleone’s series, Spasibo. Loosely translated as ‘thank you’, the photographer uses the word ironically for his poignant study of Chechan life under the tyrannical rule of Kremlin-backed leader Ramzan Kadyrov. [bjp_ad_slot] Published by Kehrer and priced at £40, the book contains striking black and white images that convey not the war-torn, blood-stained visions of the Republic’s past, but of a modern Chechnya. Monteleone takes the reader on an incisive journey through Chechnya’s myriad landscape, traversing snow-scattered mountains, neo-classical Stalinist constructions, gilded mosques, and run-down towns, to explore the complex identities and cultures of those who call the region home. Monteleone’s monograph possesses a sensitivity that captures the beautiful banality of his subjects. As Spasibo’s narrative gradually unfolds, an apparent undercurrent of ambiguity and emotion is …

2014-10-14T09:45:06+00:00

Calling all photographers

Photographers have until the 1 December 2014 to submit their work for the new inaugural Jerwood/Photoworks Awards. Launched in 2014, the collaboration between the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Photoworks is supported by Arts Council England. Three prizes will be awarded to photographers who produce “outstanding proposals in relation to innovative approaches to photography” write the organisers in a press statement. Open to all art practitioners using photography residing in the UK, three awards of £5,000 each will be presented, alongside mentoring programme, access to a significant production fund, and a group exhibition in London as part of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme at Jerwood Space (from November 2015) with a subsequent UK exhibition tour. [bjp_ad_slot] The judging panel includes Celia Davies, director of Photoworks; Shonagh Manson, director of Jerwood Charitable Foundation; artists Broomberg and Chanarin; and Lucy Moor, director of Claire de Rouen Books. “We are as interested in entrants who use photographs, archives and found photography as we are in photographers and artists who make their own photography.” says Celia Davies. “The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards …

2014-10-10T16:54:44+00:00

Photobook Awards

Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation has unveiled the shortlist for its fourth photobook awards. The prize celebrates the best photobooks published in the past year. This year’s edition is divided into three categories, including the inaugural Photography Catalogue of the Year category which, according to the organisers in a press statement, will be awarded to “the publication, publisher, or institution responsible for the exhibition catalogue or museum publication judged to be the best of 2014.” There are five nominations in this category, including Mark Cohen’s Dark Knees, the catalogue accompanying the exhibition Photobooks: Spain 1905–1977, and The Catalogue Box, published by Verlag Kettler/The PhotoBook Museum. [bjp_ad_slot] There are 12 books nominated in the Photobook of the Year category. These include The Big Book by W. Eugene Smith, Jim Goldberg’s Rich and Poor, Ruth van Beek’s The Arrangement, and Peter van Agtmael’s Disco Night Sept. 11, previously featured on bjp-online. 2013 Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism winner Davide Monteleone is also nominated for his series Spasibo, which explores Chechnyan identity and the republic’s complex history. Spasibo – the exhibition – will be shown at the Saatchi Gallery in …

2014-10-01T19:24:37+00:00

Photojournalism Foundation resolves Award disagreement

A dispute between French-based photojournalism organisation Carmignac Foundation and photographer Newsha Tavakolian came to a positive resolution today following a series of lengthy discussions. As reported in BJP, Iranian photographer Tavakolian was awarded the 2014 Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award in July this year, but later announced she was handing back her Award, including the €50,000 prize money, due to “irreconcilable differences” with the Foundation and its patron, Edouard Carmignac. [bjp_ad_slot] In her statement, the prize winner claimed that her “artistic freedom” had been compromised, and accused the Foundation of interfering in the presentation of her work – a series of images depicting life for young people in Iran. Tavakolian added that Carmignac had changed the title of her project to a name she did not agree with, and had wrongly claimed she had been threatened by the Iranian Government. But in a statement posted to her Facebook page today [29 September], Tavakolian said she accepted new conditions offered to her by the Foundation, which will see the photographer resume her relationship with the organisation, and work with jury president Anahita Ghabaian and jury member Sam Stourdzé (incoming director of Les Rencontres d’Arles festival), on a touring …

2014-10-01T13:07:51+00:00

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