The following video presents “Syngenta Photography Award: Rural-Urban”:
- “Photography reaches beyond language
It communicates across boundaries, cultures, and different perceptions of the world
- The 2012/13 Syngenta Photography Award explores the relationship and tensions between rural and urban environments:
Over half of the world’s population now lives in urban areas
Yet rural spaces provide the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat
With competition for land, natural resources, and labor increasing, balancing these tensions is critical
- Syngenta invites you to be part of a creative dialogue about our changing planet“
The Syngenta Photography Award Exhibition:
- The exhibition will include the six finalists
Also on display will be works from over fifty other artists
- Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm daily
For exhibition opening times and further details, please visit: www.somersethouse.org.uk
- Transport: Temple, Embankment Charing Cross, Waterloo
24 April 2013
Syngenta Photography Award Rural – Urban Exhibition
Somerset House, London 17 – 21 May 2013
The Syngenta Photography Award Exhibition will take place at Somerset House, London from 17 – 21 May 2013. The Syngenta Photography Award is a new international competition that aims to stimulate dialogue around key global challenges through compelling imagery.
In its inaugural year, the theme of the award is “Rural-Urban”, which aims to raise awareness and stimulate dialogue about the relationship and tensions between urban and rural environments, and to further explore the impact these issues have on global resources.
The Syngenta Photography Award exhibition will bring together the finest work from both the Professional Commission and Open Competition categories and will further explore six inter-related themes emerging from the photographs submitted for the award: urban sprawl; greening urban environments; deforestation; food production; infrastructure and migration.
The exhibition will include the six finalists. For the Professional Commission these are: Jan Brykczyński (Poland), Pablo Lopez Luz (Mexico) and Mimi Mollica (Italy). The Open Competition finalists are: André François (Brazil), Holly Lynton (U.S.) and Vitaliy Popkov (Ukraine).
Also on display will be work from over fifty other artists. The exhibition is being curated by Candlestar.
All entries to the award were judged by an international panel, chaired by the highly esteemed author and curator William A. Ewing.