"Leonie Purchas wins KLM Paul Huf Award 2009.
The jury of the KLM Paul Huf Award 2009, organised by Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, chose the portfolio of Leonie Purchas (United Kingdom 1978) as the winning one. The jury was impressed by the quality and diversity of the submissions made by photographers from all over the world. Among the 81 nominees there were 41 from Europe, 13 from Asia, 13 from the United States and Canada, 11 from South and Central America, 3 from Africa". Full press release
For a talented young photographer from anywhere in the world that was nominated and selected by the Jury. (Foam approached ten nominators and asked them to nominate ten young and talented photographers).
The prize can be awarded to any form of photography: from documentary or applied photography to photojournalism or artistic work. The work of the winner must demonstrate a well-defined visual idiom, and it must be distinctive in its content as well as formal aspects..
The prize consists of a cash sum of € 20,000, a three-week period as an artist-in-residence in Amsterdam and an exhibition at Foam in September 2009.
More on the website
Winner 2008 : Pieter Hugo
Winners 2007 : Taryn Simon (1975, USA) en Mikhael Subotzky (1981, SA)
P.s. If you wonder who Paul Huf was, he was a Dutch photographer. Last year the Rijksmuseum acquired his photos. I'm linking to a page "; "Sixty famous Dutch personalities of the 1940s to 1980s - Paul Huf".