Daniel Gordon has been granted the 2014 Paul Huf Award. Covering all genres, it comes with prize money amounting to 20,000 euros.
Finding images on the internet, Gordon prints them, cuts them out and glues them together into three-dimensional tableaux. After being photographed, they are dismantled so that the different parts can be reused later in other collages.
In this manner, the individual, fragmented images – each with their own story – dissolve into one divergent reality, a transient portrait and a whole that is, in fact, incongruous.
FOAM has been organizing the Paul Huf Award for talented young photographers since 2007. Huf was known for his innovative photographic techniques and was always dedicated to encouraging newcomer talent.
Now in its seventh round, the award is aimed at newcomer photographers under 35 years of age, who share Huf's open and multi-genre understanding of photography. Consequently, the award has been granted for works in all kinds of styles – documentary, reportage, staged and free-hand.
In addition to the monetary prize, Daniel Gordon will have an exhibition at the FOAM photography museum in September.
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