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 biggest LED screens in Europe. The main prize is €2 000. Submit your name and email address to receive a notification about the beginning of the broadcasting.

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.

Daniel Mayrit_One of Yours
"One of yours" project by the Spanish photographer Daniel Mayrit — the project was shortlisted for the Bird in Flight Prize
Corona Rhapsody_Rafael Heygster
"Coronarapsody - is it real life" project (part 2) by the German photographer Raphael Heigster — the project was shortlisted for the Bird in Flight Prize '21
A Short Story On Oil_ Tommaso Rada
"A short story about oil, environmental pollution and racism" by the Brazilian photographer Tommaso Rada — the project was shortlisted for the Bird in Flight Prize '21
Niewybuch_Natalia Kepesz
"Unexploded Shell" by the German photographer Natalia Kepesz — the project was shortlisted for the Bird in Flight Prize '21
MADRE_Marisol Mendez
"Madre" by the Bolivian photographer Marisol Mendez — the project was shortlisted for the Bird in Flight Prize '21
Now is not_Peter Pflugler
"Now is a bad time" by the Austrian photographer Peter Pflügler — the project was shortlisted for the Bird in Flight Prize '21
Nowhere Near_Alisa Martynova
"Not even close" by the Russian photographer Alisa Martynova — the project was shortlisted for the Bird in Flight Prize '21
Oyster_ Мarco Marzocchi
"Oyster" by the Italian photographer Marco Marzocchi — the project was shortlisted for the Bird in Flight Prize '21
The Three Corners_Claudia-Lopez-Ortega
Two_Times_Mary_ Valeria Arendar
"Twice Maria" by the Mexican photographer Valeria Arendar — the project was shortlisted for the Bird in Flight Prize '21


Photo: Gulliver Mall

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