Kevin Faingnaert Wins 2017 Zeiss
Photogra Phy a Ward: The Belgian
photographer won for his project “Føroyar,” a series
about life in remote villages on the Faroe Islands,
which are situated between Iceland and Norway.
“There is a wonderful completeness to Kevin’s
series,” juror Claire Richardson said in a prepared
statement. “[Y]ou realize that [the subjects]
are ordinary people living in extraordinary
circumstances, hanging on at the edge of the
world.” The prize includes more than $3,100 US to
complete the project. Faingnaert will also receive
more than $12,700 worth of ZEISS lenses.
The award, now in its second year, is affiliated
with the Sony World Photography Awards.
CatChLight announCes Fina Lists
For inauguraL FeLLo WshiPs: The non-profit, which promotes socially concerned
photography, announced a shortlist of 11
photographers for its inaugural CatchLight
Fellowships. The finalists are: Laia Abril, Poulomi
Basu, Sarah Blesener, Danny Wilcox Frazier,
Brian Frank, Ziyah Gafic, Tomas Van Houtryve,
Kirsten Luce, Carlos Javier Ortiz, Hank Willis
Thomas and Sim Chi Yin. Three winners, to be
announced April 25, receive $30,000 each to
support projects about challenging social issues
as well as help with distribution from one of
three media partners. above: Kevin Faingnaert’s prize-winning series explores life in remote villages on the Faroe Islands.
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