Syngenta Photography Award Rural-Urban exhibition at FFA in Brussels in April 2014

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.

Rural-Urban: The exhibition at Somerset House in London 2013

A photographic exhibition exploring the relationship and tensions between urban and rural environments.



© Anna Beeke, The Syngenta Photography Award 2013The Syngenta Photography Award exhibition took place at Somerset House, London from 17 - 21 May 2013.

In its inaugural year, the theme of the award was 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 brought together the finest work from both the Professional Commission and Open Competition categories and further explored 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 six winners. For the Professional Commission these are: Jan Brykczyński (Poland), Pablo Lopez Luz (Mexico) and Mimi Mollica (Italy). The Open Competition winners are: André François (Brazil), Holly Lynton (U.S.) and Vitaliy Popkov (Ukraine).


Also on display was work from over fifty other artists. 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