| Winners of the Concerned Photography Awards
|11 July, 2006
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JURY ANNOUNCES THE WINNER OF THE FIRST “F” AND F25” AWARDS FOR THE CONCERNED PHOTOGRAPHY
“They are concerned photographers. They take sides. They are people who wanted to show things that had to be corrected…. wanted to show things that had to be appreciated”
The Concerned Photographer, Editor Cornell Capa, Grossman 1972
Treviso, Fabrica, June 27th, 2006. 279 entries coming from photographers of 40 different countries were submitted to the Jury of F award, a contest promoted by Fabrica, Research Centre on Communication, Treviso, and Forma, International Center of Photography, Milano.
50 entries were submitted to the F25 award.
The jury, chaired by Tom Stoddart, UK and including the following members:
MaryAnne Golon, Picture Editor of Time magazine, New York
Marloes Krijnen, Director of FOAM Museum, Asterdam
Gianluigi Colin, Art director of Corriere della Sera, Milano,
Enrico Bossan, Director of Photography Department, Fabrica,
has met at Fabrica in Treviso to select the winners.
The recipients of the awards are:
Jessica Dimmock, New York
Essay: Ninth Floor:
“The jury was unanimous that Jessica Dimmock had photographed heroin addicts living on “The Ninth Floor” of a Manhattan apartment building in a surprising, powerful, and intimate way. The tale of the terrible consequences of heroin abuse has been documented many times before, but Jessica epitomized our idea of the concerned photographer by her obvious deep compassion for the people she portrayed. The photographs brilliantly capture the chaotic atmosphere of human lives spinning out of control. Her contemporary visual language coupled with a strong narrative approach compels the viewer to understanding and to care. The jury for the inaugural F Award was impressed by the exceptional quality and depth of the many excellent photography projects presented for consideration.”
Mikhael Subotzky, South Africa
Essay : The Four Corner and The Outside
“This extraordinary body of work, from inside the South African correctional system, surprised and delighted the members of the jury. Mikhael’s beautiful combination of color, composition, light, and panoramics brought a new dimension to documentary photography. The overall impression conveyed a powerful and complete story but the individual pictures could just as easily stand alone.”
The F award is a creation of Fabrica, the Benetton Research Centre on Communication, based in Treviso, and Forma, International Center of Photography, Milano, a joint initiative of Fondazione Corriere della Sera and Contrasto.
The winning F project will receive a contribution of euro 20.000, the possibility of publishing a book and of having an exhibition of the selected work. The F25 winner (for photographers under 25), will be awarded a one year scholarship in Fabrica’s Photography Department.
The winners will receive the awards next September during the next edition of Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan, France.
For further information:
Roberta De Fabritiis
Files for Download:
F AWARD - Jessica Dimmock (Jessica Dimmock.JPG - 572.326 kb)
F25 AWARD - Mikhael Subotzky (Mikhael Subotzky.JPG - 1773.304 kb)