Michał Siarek was crowned winner of Calvert 22 Foundation’s New East Photo Prize. Chosen from over 1000 entries and out of 11 shortlisted finalists, Siarek’s series Alexander was crowned as the winner. Entries for the prize were only open to residents or citizens of the New East - that is the countries which make up Russia, Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Central Asia.
Michał Siarek's !Alexander! follows the influence of Macedonia’s decision to rebuild Skopje after discovering a connection with its alleged ancient roots to Alexander the Great.
Siarek’s work, and those of the other 10 finalists is on show at Calvert 22 Foundation, London, until 18 December.
The finalists participating in the exhibition at Calvert 22 Foundation are
Ziyah Gafic, Bosnia: Paradise Lost; Katrina Kepule, Sit Silently; Eugenia Maximova, Associated Nostalgia; Sasha Rudensky, Tinsel and Blue; Alexander Epikhov, Badlands; Andrey Shapran, Cape North. Chukotka; Michał Siarek, Alexander; Michał Sierakowski, Uranium; Lana Stojićević, Black Hill; Danila Tkachenko, Lost Horizon; Vladimir Vasilev, T(h)races.
For more information please visit Calvert 22 Foundation/New East Photo Prize