Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro Arles 2021
Image: Eythar Gubara, Standing Like a Ghost Watching My Dreams Going Away. © Eythar Gubara
Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro Arles
Eythar Gubara won the Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro Arles 2021 for her series Kandaka can't be stopped presented in the exhibition THAWRA! ثورة REVOLUTION! Eythar Gubara is a Sudanese visual activist. She uses photography to reveal her perception of the world and “as a tool for awareness and change” on human rights, particularly those of homosexual women and the LGBTQIA+ community. Her images show the faces and silhouettes of mysterious and strong women. With them, she tells the story of Sudanese patriarchal society and the control it seeks to exercise over women's bodies, including the way they dress.
About the Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro Arles
LOEWE FOUNDATION / Studio Voltaire
Image: Djofray Makumbu, ME, illustration. © Djofray Makumbu
Ayo Akingbade, Ufuoma Essi,
Adam Farah, Nnena Kalu,
Djofray Makumbu, Josiah Moktar,
LOEWE FOUNDATION / Studio Voltaire Award
Ayo Akingbade, Ufuoma Essi, Adam Farah, Nnena Kalu, Djofray Makumbu, Josiah Moktar and Curtly Thomas won the LOEWE FOUNDATION / Studio Voltaire Award. This award has been established to celebrate talent, individuality and original thinking within contemporary art practice. The LOEWE FOUNDATION / Studio Voltaire Award comes with two years of support through rent–free studio space, an individualised programme of mentoring and professional development opportunities, curatorial and pastoral support and a bursary. The award was developed in direct response to the urgent need for affordable and secure workspace for artists in London, the availability of which has decreased significantly in recent years. Also, the Covid–19 pandemic has had a detrimental impact on artists’ lives, with many experiencing reduced opportunities, losses in income and isolation.
BMW Art Journey 2021
Image: Julien Creuzet, my sedative language / makes my attitude passive / discret bruise / suddenly explodes (...), 2019. Metal, plastic, fabric, resin, string, electrical wiring, bronze statuette.
278 x 135 x 40 cm. Allied Chemical and Dye, High Art, Paris, 2019, exhibition view.
BMW Art Journey
Created in 2015, the BMW Art Journey is a collaboration between Art Basel and BMW aiming to promote emerging artists around the world. Julien Creuzet is rewarded by the funding of a journey around an artistic project. The artist will travel this summer to Martinique, his homeland, to undertake a "journey combining personal discoveries and environmental concerns". There he will work closely with a group of art students from Fort-de-France, as well as filmmakers and musicians, in order to produce a series of hybrid sculptures of fauna of the Antilles and plastic as well as industrial objects, in a gesture of circularity. The next stage of his journey will take place in Guadeloupe, where the artist will film underwater and drone scenes. Julien Creuzet will also meet with local actors to design a “Caribbean road movie” involving fiction, documentary, poetry and 3D creation.
Palm* Photo Prize 2021
Image: Yana Wernicke, untitled. © Yana Wernicke
Judges Panel Award
Yana Wernicke is the winner of the Palm* Photo Prize 2021 Judges Panel Award. Palm* Photo Prize is an annual submission based exhibition for new generation of photographers. Its aim is to support, elevate and showcase the best of the new wave of image-makers from across the world with images in a multitude of styles and disciplines. Yana Wernicke is a photographer living and working in Berlin.
Prix Dior de la Photographie et des Arts Visuels pour Jeunes Talents 2021
Image: Cédrine Scheidig, It is a Blessing To Be The Color of Earth. © Cédrine Scheidig
Prix Dior de la Photographie et des Arts Visuels pour Jeunes Talents
Cédrine Scheidig won the Prix Dior de la Photographie et des Arts Visuels pour Jeunes Talents 2021. Created in 2018 by Christian Dior Parfums in partnership with LUMA ARLES and the École nationale supérieure de la photographie (ENSP, Arles) it is an international competition for students and recent graduates of leading art and photography schools. Cédrine Scheidig, is a Franco-Caribbean photographer, graduate from the ENSP. Her photographic work offers a renewal of imaginations around diasporic spaces and bodies. Exploring intercultural identities and personal narratives, her imagery addresses a wide range of themes such as the diasporic imagination, modern mobility, the relationship with nature and self-discovery.