Bird in Flight to name the winner Dec 9. The finalists’ works will appear on the “Gulliver” screens
An international jury of the Bird in Flight Prize 21 will name the winner on Thursday, December 9. The ceremony will be held offline and online at 7 p.m. following this link. The finalists’ works will be shown on the shopping mall “Gulliver” screens, which are the
This year’s jury included Karen McQuaid, a senior curator of The Photographers’ Gallery, Fred Ritchin, an honorary dean of the International Photography Center in New York, and photographers Paola Jimenez, Valentyn Bo, Paolo Woods, and Niusha Tavakolian.
“There were a lot of interesting projects, — says Fred Ritchin, — Depending on the problematics, authors chose different techniques and explored undisclosed topics, like trauma, the future, alienation, body, alternative cosmological theories, and political systems. Many photography schools around the world still teach obsolete photography methods and refuse to discover new strategies. That is the reason why so many photographers got stuck in the twentieth century’s models.”
Lyolya Goldstein, a curator of the Bird in Flight Prize, says that the finalists’ works were diverse both in topics and in approaches to materials and implementation techniques. “We received 375 projects from the US, Brazil, Guernsey, Japan, etc. Despite widely scattered geography, the authors talked about universal things, including trauma, ecology, and women’s rights. There were many fun projects, too. But the majority of projects were dedicated to personal experiences. They are the most fascinating ones: it is easier to feel empathy towards artists who talk about personal things.”
the area of panels is 3,864 square meters
Earlier, the Bird in Flight Prize 21 jury summed up the results and presented the prize’s short-list.
Photo: Gulliver Mall