Fotofestiwal in cooperation with ISSP (International Summer School of Photography in Latvia) and Kaņepe Culture Centre presents the selection of 12 finalists of Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2012, the contest for contemporary photographers organized by Lodz Fotofestiwal since 2006. More than 500 photographers from all over the world apply for the award every year, competing for a monetary prize together with an exhibition during the Fotofestiwal. An international jury of experts selects 10-12 finalists and the winner.
In 2012, the main prize was awarded to Tomasz Lazar, the first Polish winner of the Grand Prix in the history of the Fotofestiwal, for his project the project “DREAMLINE (2008-2011)”.
The 70 minute slide show presents the 12 finalist projects of the Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2012 and was specially prepared for the festival programme and screened on the night of 12 May, 2012.
artists: Stefan Bladh, Stasis (Sweden) / Eran Gilat, Life Science (Israel) / Yoshi Kametani, Plastic Spoon (USA) / Jakub Karwowski, Sentimental Fiction (Poland) / Tomasz Lazar, Dreamline (Poland) / Lorena Morin, seeingyou (Spain) / Vittorio Mortarotti, H (Italy) / Isabelle Pateer, Unsettled (Belgium) / Egor Rogalev, Faraway, so close! (Russia) / Elena Saenko, Inhabitancy (Russia) / Anastasia Taylor-Lind, The National Womb: Baby boom in Nagorno Karabakh (Great Britain) / Nigel Bennet, Silence Has An Echo (Italy)
More about the GRAND PRIX and the 2012 Jury: http://www.fotofestiwal.com/2012/en/programme/block-grand-prix/
montage by Aman Iman Team
Organised by ISSP (www.issp.lv) in cooperation with Kaņepe Culture Centre.