Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Vanessa Winship awarded Cartier-Bresson Fondation Prize

Just a year after receiving the Descubrimientos PHE prize, photographer Vanessa Winship has received the biannuall Henri Cartier-Bresson Prize. The jury, composed of seven influential figures in the world of photography, has awarded the prize for Winship’s upcoming project entitled “Out there: An American Odyssey.”  The photographer was given 30,000 euro to produce the new work.
Once Winship has completed her American Odyssey project, the photographs will be exhibited at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in spring of 2013.

Winship is an English photographer born in 1960. After studying cinema and photography at Westminster University (Polytechnic of Central London), Vanessa Winship begins teaching photography in London. After that, she works for the National Science Museum and becomes an independent photographer. She joins Agence VU in 2005 and shares her time between United Kingdom and the Balkans where she works on the series “Sweet Nothings” and “Schawarzes Meer”. She won numerous prizes, including the World Press Photo (Amsterdam) and the National Portrait Gallery Prize (London) and her work is exhibited in numerous museums and festivals such as the Rencontres d'Arles, the Kunstall Museum of Contemporary Art in Rotterdam or Photographers Gallery in London.

The photograph: Hakkari, Iraki border, 2007

More here: http://www.vanessawinship.com/projects.php

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