2022 Hasselblad Award

Image: Dayanita Singh, from the book Go Away Closer, Steidl, 2007.


Dayanita Singh

Hasselblad Award

Dayanita Singh is the recipient of the 2022 Hasselblad Award. Based in New Delhi, she is the first artist of South Asian descent to win the award, which has previously gone to photographers such as Nan Goldin, Graciela Iturbide, Walid Raad, Cindy Sherman, and Wolfgang Tillmans. Known for her elegant black-and-white images, Singh has exhibited her photographs in styles that are unusual, such as folding wooden frames that she terms "mobile museums," as well as in the form of books. Her pictures are often conceptual in nature, using a spare visual language to explore how archives are constructed and how photographic images exist in relation to one another.

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2022 Deutsche Börse Photography
Foundation Prize

Image: Deana Lawson, Chief, 2019.
© Deana Lawson, Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York; David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles


Deana Lawson

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize

Deana Lawson is best known for her portraits of Black men and women often posed in domestic settings. While these images may appear to be documentary, they tend to involve sitters who are strangers. Periodically, Lawson’s work has also involved ready-made imagery that she places alongside the pictures she herself has shot. She has also branched out into filmmaking. It was Lawson’s 2020 show at the Kunsthalle Basel, Centropy, which focused on states of chaos and order, that won her the prize.

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Rencontres d’Arles 2022

Image: Babette Mangolte, Lucinda Childs dancing her solo "Katima" in her loft on Broadway, 1978.
Courtesy of Babette Mangolte.


Babette Mangolte

Prix Women In Motion

Born in France in 1941 and based in New York since the 1970s, Babette Mangolte is a filmmaker, photographer, artist and author of critical essays on photography. As a director of photography, she worked with Chantal Akerman on the cult movie Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975). She has documented the choreography and performances of Yvonne Rainer, Trisha Brown, Joan Jonas, Robert Morris, Lucinda Childs, Marina Abramović, Steve Paxton and the 1970s theater scene in New York City.

Image: Rahim Fortune, Billy & Minzly, I can't stand to see you cry series, 2020.
Courtesy of Sasha Wolf Projects and the artist.


Rahim Fortune

Prix Découverte Louis Roederer

Rahim Fortune (b.1994) was raised in the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma. His documentary photo practice focuses on culture, geography and self expression in the American landscape. I Can't Stand To See You Cry begins with Rahim Fortune's return to his dying father's bedside, and continues through the weight of grief, as the world experiences the pandemic and the United States witness George Floyd’s execution. The young photographer draws strength from vulnerability to create an intimate work in permanent dialogue with those around him.

Image: Amina Kadous, White gold, 2020-2022. Courtesy of the artist.


Amina Kadous

Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro Arles

Amina Kadous, a young Egyptian photographer, has produced a work that is both intimate and universal on the erosion of a part of the history of her country, symbolized by the cultivation of cotton. Entitled White gold, the series evokes the voids left by time as Egyptian cotton declines. A work of memory, sensitive, poetic and intelligent, which strives to bring together the traces of the artist childhood, between loss and transmission, in her grandfather's house and the cotton fields.

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James Barnor Prize

Image: Sènami Donoumassou, Ayatc, 2022, Akc mla mla, series of photograms.
© Courtesy of the artist.


Sènami Donoumassou

James Barnor Prize

The James Barnor Prize was born out of British-Ghanaian photographer James Barnor's desire to promote and support photography talents in the African continent or wider African diaspora, and to increase their visibility at an international level. This year, for the first edition, the prize focused on the West African region and was awarded to Sènami Donoumassou. The artist was born in 1991 in Benin, where she lives and works. Rooted in the animist tradition, her work uses the photogram technique. Without the use of a device, objects are deposited then illuminated on a photosensitive paper until the appearance of their luminous imprints. Traces of ghostly and nebulous images appear, evoking objects of worship or human faces.

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Prix Pictet

Image: © Sally Mann: Blackwater 32 - Blackwater series 2008-2012


Sally Mann

Prix Pictet

Photographer Sally Mann won the ninth cycle of the Prix Pictet, the global award in photography and sustainability, on the theme of ‘Fire’. For her series Blackwater, she explored the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia, a dangerous terrain slithering with snakes, predators, insects and heavy foliage, that many escaped slaves travelled through towards freedom. Sally Mann documented the vast fires and thick smoke that consumed the swap during her visit and which seemed to epitomise the great fire of racial strife in America. Sally Mann became known in the 1980s for her series about her own family. Since the end of the 1990s, she has explored the themes of nature, memory, identity and race through photographs of landscapes.

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Festival international de mode, de photographie, et d’accessoires de mode - Hyères 2021

Image: Emma Charrin and Olivier Muller, Baltellala - Le Tropique du Yucca,
from the series Des Rives - Provisoire.


Emma Charrin and Olivier Muller

Grand Prix du jury de la photographie

The Grand Prix du jury Photographie presided by Dominique Issermann was awarded to Emma Charrin and Olivier Muller. The duo combines photography and choreography in their project Baltellala - Le Tropique du Yucca. These first and third chapters of a large series of photographs titled Des Rives - Provisoire explore, through installation and in situ performance, different places around the Mediterranean. Bodys and textile elements blend into the landscapes of La Grande-Motte and Tanger. The two artists question the links between humans, territories and architecture and invite the creation of new myths and rituals.

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Prix Fujifilm Circulation(s) 2022

Image: Felipe Romero Beltrán, Dialect. © Felipe Romero Beltrán


Felipe Romero Beltrán

Prix Fujifilm Circulation(s)

The Prix Fujifilm Circulation(s) was awarded to Felipe Romero Beltrán, a young Spanish photographer, for his series Dialect dedicated to minor migrants hosted in the south of Spain. Felipe Romero Beltrán followed a group of young immigrants who crossed the Strait of Gibraltar, the maritime border between Morocco and Spain, avoiding customs checks. Settled in Seville, they are waiting for a decision to be made on their legal status.

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Prix Picto de la Photographie de Mode 2022

Image: © Christopher Barraja


Christopher Barraja

Grand Prix Picto de la Photographie de Mode

Christopher Barraja is a 25-year-old photographer born in Nice. He began by studying architecture in Marseille, then decided to continue his studies at the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris where he developed his photographic practice. A stroke at the age of 20 made him more attentive to invisible things, allowing him to create a discussion with the inanimate objects of his surroundings. He graduated in 2020 with a book project De Chlore et de Rosé, which will be presented this year at the Hyères festival, of which Christopher Barraja is one of the finalists.

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