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Daniel Castro Garcia wins BJP’s International Photography Award 2017

 

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Daniel Castro Garcia has won the International Photography Award 2017 for Foreigner: Migration into Europe 2015-2016, a series depicting migrants caught up in the European refugee crisis.

His work will be exhibited at London’s TJ Boulting Gallery in from 16th March – 1st April 2017, in a solo show which will also be his first major exhibition.

Read the full feature here.


Shortlisted photographers

 

Christopher Anderson
Blue Blanc Rouge 

Christopher Anderson’s work deals primarily with concepts of home and identity. As an American for whom France has become synonymous with home at various points throughout his life, he became interested in the notion of ‘being French’ and of what that could mean for his French-American children. Started in 2010, Bleu Blanc Rouge sees Anderson throwing off the self-scrutiny that motivates much English and American documentation of their native countries and assuming the identity of a Frenchman in order to capture what it is to be French in the modern day.

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Guy Martin
Parallel State

Situated in Turkey between 2012 and the summer of 2016, documentary series ‘Parallel State’ juxtaposes Martin’s view of the country’s chaotic and often violent streets with the sets of its hugely popular soap operas. Drawing similarities between the sensational story arcs of the soap operas and the equally impassioned Turkish protests of recent years that have been televised around the world. Following the attempted coup that unfolded this summer, Martin began to draw further comparisons between these two worlds, and to question the impact that those in power can have on the narrative of current events.

On the set of Reaksyion.
On the set of Reaksyio, from the series Parallel State © Guy Martin

Anthony Prévost
The Black Box 

In 2015, Anthony Prévost found a black metal box of 200 photographic negatives at flea market. The first images he saw were a portrait of a woman and a pilot stood next to an RAF plane. His own grandparents had been present during the war, his grandmother losing her leg during the bombing of Lille, and his grandfather a war pilot whose memories of the conflict burdened him late into his life. ‘The Black Box’ questions the veracity of memory and history through assorted images of people, places and objects.

Untitled #54 (2016)
Untitled #54 (2016), from the series The Black Box © Anthony Prévost

Zuza Krajewska
Imago 

‘Imago’ refers to the last phase of insect metamorphosis, a post-growth, pre-adult stage where they appear fully-formed but smaller. Krajewska’s portraits of young offenders at a custody centre near Warsaw examines this transitional period between physical maturity and full adult development. Her subjects were brought to the centre for their inability to follow the codes of society. Had they been adults, many of their crimes would have earned them a jail sentence, but the potential of growth and development to their still-childlike characters granted them an opportunity to be rehabilitated – and, one-day, reintroduced to society.

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Adrian and Andrzej, twins, 2016, from the series Imago © Zuza Krajewska