With the Post-Photography Prototyping Prize (P3), the Fotomuseum Winterthur of Switzerland launches a new prize.
P3 will be awarded every two years starting in November 2016 and is organised in collaboration with the Julius Baer Foundation. The aim of the prize is to support developmental work by young artists in the arena of digital art and photography known as post-photography.
P3 engages directly with the creative and conceptual opportunities for photography opened up by computational technologies. Photography now is primarily an algorithmic form, linked to data processing, the network, multi-platform presentation, and the merging of still and moving media. Whilst post-photography is highly diverse, some of its characteristics include an involvement with the circulatory power of the digital image, the significance of strategies of adoption or appropriation, and an interest in processes of digital figuration akin to the graphic arts.
Earlier this year a selection of international experts was asked to nominate young artists working in post-photography. The nominees submitted proposals and a shortlist of five were selected by a jury to enter the prototyping phase. The chosen artists are Faith Holland (USA), Brenna Murphy (USA), Simen Musæus (NO), Mario Santamaría (ES) and Maximilian Schmoetzer (DE).
The five nominees are invited to produce a further prototype version of their concept in the coming months and a winner of the prize will be selected and announced at an award ceremony in Winterthur on 13 November 2016. He or she will be awarded CHF 10,000 to develop a further, fuller version of the work in question.
More information at Fotomuseum Winterthur