At the 14th edition of the gute aussichten competition, a nine-member jury selected eight outstanding projects. The winners are: a Japanese artist living in Germany, who in her work (re)constructs Japanese and German family stories; a collector of images with Dutch roots, for whom the medium of photography has become a family member; a German-born son of Portuguese parents, who explores Portugal by retracing his childhood memories ‘from the backseat’; a photographer who was born in provincial Germany, and now goes in search for the future; an artist born in Uzbekistan, who has lived in Germany since she was twenty, and now captures German citizens with an apparently ‘non-German’ migration background; a darkroom alchemist who opens the door to the enchanted world of an everyday object; a young man looking for images to convey the unspeakable; and a young woman who, almost painfully, confronts us with the constructs of our reality.
Their names and project titles are: Stephan Bögel (!Scenic! Utah), Janosch Boerckel (!Nonplusultra!), Alba Frenzel (!Fotopapier,! Licht, Ei), Laura Giesdorf (Full Coverage Makeup Tutorial – Concealing Myself with Flawless Monotony), Ricardo Nunes (Places of Disquiet), Alexandra Polina (Masks, Myths and Subjects), Julian Slagman (!Vergissmeinnicht!) and Rie Yamada (Familie werden).
The exhibition gute aussichten – New German Photography 2017/2018 opens at the NRW-Forum in Dusseldorf on 23. November 2017. At 21.00, the gute aussichten GRANT will be awarded as part of the evening reception.
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