Friday, 8 May 2009

Hasselblad Award 2009

Robert Adams - The 2009 Hasselblad Award Winner

American photographer Robert Adams from Astoria, Oregon, has been selected as the 29th winner of the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. The award was presented to Robert Adams at a press conference at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco on April 14, 2009. He received the prize from the Honorable Barbro Osher, Consul General, Consulate General of Sweden, San Francisco. The award sum was SEK 500,000. An exhibition of the award winner’s work, Robert Adams – 2009 Hasselblad Award Winner, will open at the Hasselblad Center, Göteborg Art Museum on November 6, 2009.

See Robert Adams gallery
For those of you that follow the Hasselblad Awards : the ceremony is upcoming. I'm a dedicated follower and sorry not to have an invitation for the seminar and ceremony. (So, I just have to do my usual thing and visit the Center in December to see the work of the Award winner). Don't miss out on the video that will be made available shortly. Unfortunately last year's video from the Award Ceremony for Nan Goldin is no longer available.
Events in association with the Hasselblad International Award in Photography 2008
The Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography for 2008 has been made to Graciela Iturbide from Mexico City.
The Foundation’s citation:
Graciela Iturbide is considered one of the most important and influential Latin American photographers of the past four decades. Her photography is of the highest visual strength and beauty. Graciela Iturbide has developed a photographic style based on her strong interest in culture, ritual and everyday life in her native Mexico and other countries. Iturbide has extended the concept of documentary photography, to explore the relationships between man and nature, the individual and the cultural, the real and the psychological. She continues to inspire a younger generation of photographers in Latin America and beyond.
More information on the website

Hasselblad awards
Yearly. The Hasselblad award is granted to “a photographer recognized for major achievements”.Today the award comprises the sum of SEK 500,000, a gold medal and a diploma. In conjunction with the award ceremony, an exhibition of the work of the award winner opens at the Hasselblad Center.
Winner 2007 : Nan Goldin
The Award Ceremony video (10 November - Gothenburg) including a part where Nan Goldin is commenting a film about her work = no longer online. What a pity, it was a good one...

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