The winners of the third annual F Awards for Concerned Photography (promoted by Fabrica, Research Centre on Communication, Treviso, Italy, and Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia, Milan) are Jérôme Sessini of France for his photo essay "So Far From God, Too Close to America" (above) and Matt Eich of the U.S. for "Carry Me Ohio."
The jury, chaired by Peter Galassi, chief curator of the department of photography at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, unanimously agreed that Jérôme Sessini's ongoing exploration of drug-related violence in Mexico at the U.S. border is "remarkable for its sustained engagement with an increasingly alarming and dangerous reality, for its attention to concrete particulars, and for its ambition to convey the scope and complexity of the conflict." As the F award winner, Sessini will receive 20,000 Euros, the possibility of publishing a book and of having an exhibition of the work.
F25 winner (for photographers under 25) Matt Eich received recognition for his ongoing project focusing on the daily lives of the people residing in Southeastern Ohio who are coping with minimal opportunities, horrific housing conditions and sub-standard schools. Eich will receive a one-year scholarship in Fabrica’s photography department.
Photo © Jèrôme Sessini
Eighteen photographers from around the world have been awarded the 2016 Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund, a grant that helps independent photographers produce in-depth and creative stories on underreported issues. Grantees were selected by an independent editorial committee from a pool of 140 photographers nominated by 26 international editors, curators, and educators. The grantees are: Poulomi Basu,... More ›
Photographer Edward Burtynsky announced this week that he will use a CAD 25,000 ($18,892) award he received to establish a photo book publishing grant for Canadian emerging photographers. The money will support one CAD 5,000 ($3,778) grant per year for the next five years. Burtynsky had received the cash prize from The Canada Council for... More ›
Jon Verney makes his multi-hued prints by using the sulfur-rich water and mud in hot springs and geysers to bleach and tone silver-based prints. Verney first tried the process at a hot spring in Italy, and has since traveled to hot springs in Iceland, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming and the Salton Sea in southern... More ›