ING Unseen Talent Award

by Unseen July 10 2017

ING Unseen Talent Award 2017

ING and Unseen are delighted to announce the fifth edition of ING Unseen Talent Award. With this award emerging photography talent is nurtured and given a platform to present their work on a global scale to help shape the future of photography.

From a longlist, five exceptional artists have been selected to participate in the fifth edition of the ING Unseen Talent Award 2017. They are: Tom Callemin (b. 1991, Belgium), Andrea Grützner (b. 1984, Germany), Alexandra Lethbridge (b. 1987, United Kingdom), Robin Lopvet (b. 1990, France) and Stefanie Moshammer (b. 1988, Austria).

ING Art Management and Unseen have selected the five finalists from a long-list of recently graduated photographers, handpicked by Tim Clark (Editor-in-Chief and Director, 1000 Words Photography Magazine), Celina Lunsford (Artistic Director, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt), Zippora Elders (Artistic Director, Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen), Lucy Conticello (Director of Photography, M, Le Monde), Sebastian Vaida (Artistic Director, Photo Romania Festival) and Franek Ammer (Co-Creator, Wroclaw’s TIFF Festival, curator at the Fotofestiwal team in Łódź).

The finalists will be rewarded with an extensive Talent Programme, led by the internationally renowned British artist Nadav Kander, and a commission for the ING Collection. During this coaching course the selected artists will be creating a final work within this year’s theme Common Ground; encouraging the discovery of similarities amongst differences. The photographic works from this year’s finalists will be on display during Unseen Amsterdam 2017 at the ING Unseen Lounge.

The ING Unseen Talent Award winners will be selected from a jury of international professionals consisting of Francis Hodgson (Professor in Culture of Photography University of Brighton, Founder Prix Pictet & Former Head of Photographs Department Sotheby’s), Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger (Professor Exhibition Studies and Spatiality, University of Arts Helsinki) and Maryam Eisler (Photographer, Trustee of Whitechapel, Co-Chair of Tate’s MENAAC & Unseen Ambassador), Dana Lixenberg (Photographer), Darius Sanai (Editor in Chief, Condé Nast) .

The 2017 ING Unseen Talent Award longlist includes: Gema Polanco Aseni (SP), Tom Callemin (BE), Juno Calypso (UK), Aruanà Canevascini (CH), Carmen Catuti (DU), Rebekka Deubner (FR), Nickel van Duijvenboden (NL), Mazaccio & Drowilal (FR), Dominika Gesicka (PL), Andrea Grützner (DU), Dominic Hawgood (UK), Alex Heide (DU), Irena Kalicka (PL), Vendula Knopová (CZ), Alexandra Lethbridge (UK), Robin Lopvet (FR), Abel Minnée (NL), Stefanie Moshammer (AU), Ryan Moule (UK), Quoc-van Ninh (DU), Panagiotis Papoutsis (GR), Peter Watkins (UK), Barbara Traver (SP)

Voting is now open for the Public Winner, who will be determined through our online voting system, and will receive another commission to create an artwork for the ING Collection. Watch the videos below from the finalists of the ING Unseen Talent Award 2017 and vote for you ING Unseen Talent here.

Read more about past editions here.

Photo: Unseen 2016 © Iris Duvekot