Monday, 21 July 2008

F Award

International Award for Concerned Photography

The fourth edition of the F Award will be in 2012

The F Award aims to award photography that documents and criticizes, that tells a story: dramas, struggles, abused rights, but also dignity; pain and consolation, desperation and hope; the loss of everything and the triumph of life’s new possibilities and lastly the things that people do to face all of this. In a word, life.

The F Award aims to promote photography as a means of transmitting information and creating awareness. Without photography what would we know of hunger in the world, of the likely outcome of every war, of the living conditions of “the other half” to quote the work of one of concerned photography’s pioneers?

The winner of the F Award gets a contribution of euro 20.000 and the possibility of publishing a book.

A special section, F25, for photographers under 25 will see the winner awarded with a one year scholarship in Fabrica’s photography area.

"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

The recipients of the awards are:

F Award 2010
Jérôme Sessini, France
Essay: So far from God, too close to America 

F25 Award 2010
Matt Eich, USA
Essay: Carry Me Ohio

F Award 2008

Leonie Purchas, Great Britain
Essay: In the shadow of things

F25 Award 2008
Abdul Munem Wasif, Bangladesh
Essay: Old Dhaka

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.

F Award 2007
Jessica Dimmock, Usa, "Ninth floor"

F25 Award 2007
Mikhael Subotzky, South Africa, "The Four Corners and the Outside".

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