Landskrona Foto & Breadfield Dummy Award

Landskrona Foto & Breadfield Dummy Award 2022 is now open!

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More info and apply: here

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Welcome to submit your dummy!

Open until MAY 15, 2022.

 

Landskrona Foto & Breadfield Dummy Award aims to showcase the work of notable artists and designers from around the world, and to give them a chance to realise and publish their photobook dummy.

The prize includes all expenses for book production such as design, printing and distribution. The photographer will also receive a large number of books to dispose over and sell. The winner will be invited to Landskrona Foto Festival to receive the award. The Dummy Award gives the winning artist an entry into the international photography industry.

The winner of the Landskrona Foto & Breadfield Dummy Award 2020 is Satoshi Tsuchiyama – Heat of Sand.

Motivation:

This is a story that is anything but black and white.

In Heat of Sand there is a feeling of humans reckoning with an existential threat through a physicality that only humans are capable of. It gives the sense that humans must adapt when faced with the complexities of our world; conflict and terror, environmental or political threats. Rather than giving up or escaping in fear, the nature of people is to seek ways to persist and to survive.

 

About the project:

Heat of Sand

Sand dance. The sun gazing viciously at the sand, and it is the heat coloring all the things. Architectures, street graffiti, the flesh of humans. Ignited and the borders melt. Lines and forms, all are fused together into one. While the cold eyes wander in-between. Heat of Sand is a series of images taken in Israel. At the end of the summer of 2017, I went to the land of Israel for the first time. After subtly yet certainly being exposed to Jewish cultural matters, I became curious about what I don’t see much in mass media, extraordinary in every day, and the movement of dancers influenced by such an environment. I walked among the burning sand, in the crater, the graffiti-filled street, and looked into the trashes in the dark. I entered into the collapsing top floor of the art school. My body followed the desire of eyes. I re-visited three more times to look for something more. Each photograph taken as such is holding the cooler mood that is relatively lower in temperature than of my emotion/passion I felt at the moments. My poetic and post-apocalyptic play with line and shapes became something mixed with my personal fantasy and nostalgia at not close, nor far from the actual journalistic chaos.

About the artist:

Born in Fukuoka, raised in Chiba Japan, Satoshi Tsuchiyama is a visual artist who uses photography, video, and installation. He attended SUNY at Buffalo for B.F.A. and the school at International Center of Photography. Along with the photographic series, he creates videos and works with contemporary dancers for collaboration projects. Currently, Tsuchiyama lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

 

Honorable mentions are: 

Franziska Rieder (Germany) – 1-212-529-1432: Voice Messages from late 90s New York City 

Christopher Rodriguez (United States) – Afterlife 

Robin Hinsch (Germany) – Wahala

Jury: 
Rémi Faucheux, Tiffany Jones, Eamonn Doyle, Nina Strand, Jenny Lindhe

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Landskrona Foto & Breadfield Dummy Award 2018 was awarded to:

Pietro Paolini - Buscando a Bolìvar.

 

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Landskrona Foto & Breadfield Dummy Award 2017 was awarded to:

Gloria Oyarzabal - La Picnolepsia de Tshombé

 

The jury’s citation:

La Picnolepsia de Tshombé

This is an important story, the aesthetics of disappearance. A complex relationship being exposed between Africa and Europe using the example of The Democratic republic of Congo.  It uses multiple types of imagery and texts put together in an original and provocative manner. It is a solid project telling a story of modern conflict normally erased. A clever book that connects both significant narratives, that do not sit together easily, with the nature of photography itself – to be visible and invisible in the same moment. 

The 2017 jury consisted of:

Nina Grundemark (Grundemark Nilsson gallery), Sweden, Anna Fox (artist), England, Matilda Plöjel (graphic designer), Sweden, Moritz Neümuller (curator), Austria, Jenny Lindhe (Breadfield), Sweden

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Landskrona Foto & Breadfield Dummy Award 2016 was awarded to:

Duccio Doretti (IT)

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Landskrona Foto & Breadfield Dummy Award 2015 was awarded to:

Meral Güler (USA) and Dan Porter (UK)