Francesco Neri, il nostro insegnante di fotografia nonché ex alunno, è il vincitore del primo August Sander Award. La giuria internazionale si è pronunciata per il fotografo italiano e la sua serie “Farmers” come vincitore.
Die Photographische Sammlung/ SK Stiftung Kultur is pleased to announce that Francesco Neri has been selected as winner of the first August Sander Award, donated by Ulla Bartenbach and Prof. Dr. Kurt Bartenbach. The name of the award which will be presented every two years, refers, as many people know, to the important photographer August Sander (1876–1964). The August Sander Archive, and with it the photographer’s estate, has been part of Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur since 1992. The award aims to foster young, contemporary artistic approaches to objective and conceptual photography, with a special emphasis on portraying people. The first call for entries for this new award met with a resounding response, with over 160 submissions received from both Germany and abroad.
Following intense discussions, the international jury, comprising Dr. Anja Bartenbach (from the donor family), Gabriele Conrath-Scholl (Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur), Hans Eijkelboom (artist), Prof. Dr. Ursula Frohne (University of Münster), and Dr. Gabriele Hofer-Hagenauer (Landesgalerie Linz/Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum) first came up with a shortlist of eight candidates and then selected as winner the Italian photographer Francesco Neri (b. 1982 in Faenza) for his series “Farmers.”