The Syngenta Photography Award (2016/17)

 

The Syngenta Photography Award is pleased to announce the six shortlisted finalists for its third edition (2016/17).


The shortlisted photographers in the Professional Commission category, are:

 

  •  Lucas Foglia (USA)
  •  Claudia Jaguaribe (Brazil)
  •  Yan Wang Preston (United Kingdom)


The shortlisted photographers in the Open Competition category are:

 

  •  Robin Friend (United Kingdom)
  •  Matt Hamon (USA)
  •  Kenneth O’ Halloran (Ireland)

The shortlisted photographers were selected for their powerful responses to the theme of Grow-Conserve. They illustrate how the tension between growing demand for more food, energy and resources is being challenged as populations grow, and provide insight and inspiration for how we can protect and conserve what our planet has to offer for future generations.

 

The winners in both categories will be announced at an award ceremony on March 1, 2017 at the Carnegie Library in Washington DC. The winning photographs will be exhibited alongside a curated selection from more than 500 compelling images from the competition first at the Library (March 2 – March 31, 2017) and thereafter in various international venues.

 

Mustafah Abdulaziz to launch Water: California at FotoWeekDC

 

The shortlisted photographers were selected for their powerful responses to the theme of Grow-Con-serve. They illustrate how the tension between growing demand for more food, energy and resources is being challenged as populations grow, and provide insight and inspiration for how we can protect and conserve what our planet has to offer for future generations. The winners in both categories will be announced at an award ceremony on March 1, 2017 at the Carnegie Library in Washington DC. The winning photographs will be exhibited alongside a curated selection from more than 500 compelling images from the competition first at the Library (March 2 – March 31, 2017) and thereafter in various international venues.


Mustafah Abdulaziz, the Professional Commission first prize winner for the Award’s second edition, will debut his completed project at the National Geographic Museum in Washington DC during FotoDC this November (12 – 20).

 

Responding to the Award’s theme of Scarcity-Waste, Abdulaziz’s winning commission project pro-posal looks to the American state of California, where relentless drought has exacerbated the com-plex relationship between the dire need for water to ensure livelihoods, and the natural resource at work.

 

The exhibition will be open until the end of January 2017.

 

 Read more about FotoWeekDC here.

 

Grow-Conserve now closed. Finalists to be announced October 11

 

The third Syngenta Photography Award, Grow-Conserve, is now closed for entries.

 

Judging will take place at the end of September in London with finalists announced on October 11.


Winners will be announced in Washington DC, USA, in March 2017. An exhibition of photographs submitted for the Award alongside the winning images will be open from March 2017 and tour various international venues.

 

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Scarcity-Waste exhibition attracts 8,000 visitors in Cremona, Italy


 

After the incredible success experienced in Milan during the EXPO 2015, the Scarcity-Waste exhibition travelled to Cremona, Italy in the heart of the Lombardy region.

 

The exhibition in the picturesque setting of the Hall of Columns at the "Ala Ponzone" Museum, was on show from March 1 until May 28 and attracted over 8,000 visitors.

 






Scarcity-Waste exhibition on tour in Brazil


From June until October 2015, the Scarcity-Waste exhibition toured throughout Brazil, visiting four cities.

 

Produced with the support of the country’s Culture Incentive Law, the exhibition was on show in Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.



Commission Book Release: The Gardener


The Gardener by Jan Brykczyński.

The book The Gardener by Jan Brykczyński, first prize winner of the Syngenta Photography Award 2013 Professional Commission on the topic Rural-Urban, has now been released.

 

Published by esteemed publisher Dewi Lewis, it was launched at Photo Londonon May 21.

 

 



Scarcity-Waste exhibition @EXPO Milano 2015


A selection of photograhs from our Scarcity-Waste exhibition is on public display during EXPO Milano 2015.

 

The mini exhibition featured 20 images focusing on the environment, consumption, recycling, water and drought will be on show until July 30 at the “Galleria Ipogeo” at Piazza Gae Aulenti.




The Syngenta Photography Award 2015 Scarcity-Waste exhibition


The exhibition was open to the public from March 11 to April 10, 2015, attracted more than 22,500 visitors.

 

It presented some of the most thought-provoking and powerful responses to the theme Scarcity-Waste, ranging from the impact of population growth and climate change, to the increasing demand on natural resources and food waste.



Scarcity-Waste. Resources and Responsibility

Supplement in the International New York Times. March 11, 2015

The facts about scarcity and waste on the planet are stark. While over 800 million people go to bed hungry worldwide, others are throwing away over half of the food they buy.

 

Water scarcity affects one-third of the world’s population as rivers and lakes shrink or disappear (China has lost over 27,000 rivers in the past 60 years) and water use increases.

 

The oceans are overfished, and rain forests are vanishing…

Read the full supplement here.




The Syngenta Photography Award 2015 Finalists – In Conversation

March 11 2015 at Somerset House, London


Five of the Syngenta Photography Award finalists discuss their work in relation to this year’s theme ‘Scarcity-Waste’ with jury member Karen Irvine.



The Syngenta Photography Award Winners Ceremony

Tuesday, March 10 2015. Somerset House, London


The Syngenta Photography Award winners were announced at a ceremony and exhibition opening at Somerset House, London.

 

Read more about the winners here.



Syngenta Photography Award Rural-Urban exhibition at FFA

April 2014, Brussels


The Syngenta Photography Award Rural-Urban exhibition was on tour at the Forum for the Future of Agriculture- FFA in Brussels. The exhibition opened for selected guests and inspired fruitful discussions on the future of agriculture and food and environmental security. Jan Brykczynski, 1st prize winner in the Professional Commission of the Syngenta Photography Award 2013 joined the exhibition to answer questions around his winning series Árnes.



The Syngenta Photography Award 2013 Rural-Urban exhibition

May 17 to May 21, 2013 at Somerset House, London


© Anna Beeke, The Syngenta Photography Award 2013

In its inaugural year, the Award's theme was Rural-Urban. It aimed 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 brought together the finest work from both the Professional Commission and Open Competition categories and derived into six inter-related themes emerging from the photographs submitted for the award: urban sprawl; greener cities; deforestation; food production; infrastructure and migration.

 

The exhibition included the work of the six winners. For the Professional Commission these were: Jan Brykczyński (Poland), Pablo Lopez Luz (Mexico) and Mimi Mollica (Italy). The Open Competition winners were: André François (Brazil), Holly Lynton (U.S.) and Vitaliy Popkov (Ukraine).

 

Also on display were works from over fifty other Award entrants. The exhibition was 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. 

 

 

Impressions from the exhibition @ Somerset House in London