Saturday, 30 April 2011

Photography Awards - Sony, Deutsche-Börse

Bruce Davidson,  Kathy and Arty at the Ocean Time Bar, Coney Island, 1959
Bruce Davidson has received the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award at this year’s Sony World Photography Awards. A retrospective exhibition is showing at Somerset House until 22nd May and selected work will be on show at Chris Beetles from 4th to 28th May. Read feature by Sean O'Hagan and an interview from 2006 at American Suburb X.
The Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year Award (L’Iris D’Or) went to Alejandro Chaskielberg for his portfolio of pictures taken while living with islanders in the Paraná river delta, Argentina.
Alejandro Chaskielberg, The Hunter
For full details of all category award winners see The Sony World Photography Awards website. Below is a selection of images from some of the portfolios:
Javier Arcenillas, from Citizens of Despair - winner: Photojournalism & Documentary: Current Affairs
Tomg Meng, Wella Professionals for Marie Claire  - 3rd place: Commercial: Campaign 
Liz Loh-Taylor, Coexistence #1- winner: Commercial: Travel
Frank Bayh & Steff Rosenberger-Ochs, Don't Touch My Universe #6 - 2nd place: Commercial: Lifestyle
Alnis Stakle, from Lost: Paris - winner: Fine Art: Architecture
Florence Iff, Post Arcadia 5 - winner: Fine Art: Landscape
Charles Emerson, A Rose from Auschwitz - 3rd place: Fine Art: Still Life

The Deutsche-Börse prize for photography, 2011, has been awarded to Jim Goldberg for his project Open See,  documenting the experiences of refugees, immigrants and displaced people. (See also entries below)
Jim Goldberg, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2008: "His radio is the sole possession he took with him while escaping a rebel attack in his village. He now lives in a refugee camp with 60,000 other people where poverty, disease and crime run rampant." 

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