2018’s New East Photo Prize exhibition showcases selected work by the finalists nominated for the second edition of the New East Photo Prize.
A Calvert 22 Foundation initiative supported by The Calvert Journal, the Prize champions contemporary perspectives on the people and countries of the New East – Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia – welcoming the work of professional and non-professional photographers alike.
The biennial prize received over 600 entries this year from 26 New East countries. With a diverse range of works reflecting a spectrum of approaches and topics, the 2018 New East Photo Prize is a unique glimpse into the self-identity of an underrepresented region and the lives of its people.
The judging panel includes Deputy Head of Photography at The Guardian Joanna Ruck, Creative Director of Calvert 22 Foundation Ekow Eshun, leading documentary photographer and educator Tomasz Kulbowski, and Founder and Artistic Director of Organ Vida—International Photography Festival Marina Paulenka, amongst others.
The finalists participating in the exhibition at Calvert 22 Foundation from 12 October – 2 December 2018 are:
Antal Bánhegyesy, Orthodoxia
Vika Eksta, The Devil’s Lake
Daria Garnik, Gagarin
Ilkin Huseynov, Shared Waters
Join the Cool, Vinietka (Ukrainian graduation album)
Karol Pałka, Edifice
Lucia Sekerková, Vrăjitoare
Michał Sierakowski, Wild Fields
Michal Solarski, Infirmi
Alnis Stakle, Heavy Waters
Lana Stojićević, Sunny Side
Elena Subach and Viacheslav Poliakov, City of Gardens
Fyodor Telkov, Ural Mari
Peter Trembeczki, Victory
Adam Wilkoszarski, After Season
Bolgárka Éva Zellei, Furnishing the Sacred
NEW EAST PHOTO WEEKEND:
To complement the exhibition, on Friday 12 October and Saturday 13 October, Calvert 22 Foundation will host the New East Photo Weekend in parternship with Metro Imaging, with a series of interactive events including talks, workshops and one-to-one advice sessions aimed a photographers of all ages.
Text and Photos: Calvert 22 Foundation