2017 Zeiss Pho­tog­ra­phy Award

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The World Pho­tog­ra­phy

Or­gan­i­sa­tion and Zeiss have an­nounced the win­ners of the 2017 Zeiss Pho­tog­ra­phy Award. The grand prize was won by Bel­gian pho­tog­ra­pher Kevin Faing­naert for Føro­yar, a se­ries about life on re­mote and sparsely pop­u­lated vil­lages on the Faroe Is­lands.

Now in its sec­ond year, the theme of the 2017 Zeiss Pho­tog­ra­phy Award was ‘Mean­ing­ful Places’ which chal­lenged pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers to look past the or­di­nary and ev­ery day with im­ages which cap­tured ex­tra­or­di­nary as­pects of the world.

The win­ning port­fo­lio was se­lected from more than 31,000 im­ages sub­mit­ted by 4677 pho­tog­ra­phers from 132 coun­tries.

Kevin Faing­naert’s prize com­prises 12,000 Eu­ros worth of Zeiss lenses and 3000 Eu­ros in travel ex­penses to com­plete a pho­tog­ra­phy project.

The judges also recog­nised the work of nine other pho­tog­ra­phers, in­clud­ing Aus­tralian Fabian Muir.

Kevin Faing­naert is a so­cial doc­u­men­tary pho­tog­ra­pher who lives and works in Gent, Bel­gium.

“In Fe­bru­ary 2016 I im­mersed my­self within the Faroese com­mu­nity, I couch-surfed and hitch­hiked my way across the is­lands, find­ing doors open­ing to me ev­ery­where I went. There, across swathes of snow-veiled land­scapes and bor­dered by dra­matic coast­line, vil­lages are slowly drop­ping into de­cline as more and more of their in­hab­i­tants are em­i­grat­ing from the is­lands in pur­suit of greater op­por­tu­ni­ties. In these clear and pris­tine land­scapes, where vil­lages with pop­u­la­tions as low as ten hud­dle to­gether on the edge of cliffs, I tried to reveal a com­mu­nity hang­ing on firmly to their roots and tra­di­tions, while un­der­lin­ing that one day these vil­lages must in­evitably dis­ap­pear.”

1&2. Pho­to­graphs by Kevin Faing­naert (Bel­gium), win­ner of the 2017 Zeiss Pho­tog­ra­phy Award. Copy­right 2017. 3. Photo by Christo­pher Roche (UK). Com­mended in the 2017 Zeiss Pho­tog­ra­phy Award. Copy­right 2017. 4. Photo by Nicky New­man (South Africa). Com­mended in the 2017 Zeiss Pho­tog­ra­phy Award. Copy­right 2017. 5. Photo by Fred­erik Buy­ckx (Bel­gium). Com­mended in the 2017 Zeiss Pho­tog­ra­phy Award. Copy­right 2017. 6&7. Pho­to­graphs by Fabian Muir (Aus­tralia). Com­mended in the 2017 Zeiss Pho­tog­ra­phy Award. Copy­right 2017. 8. Photo by Sonja Ha­mad (Ger­many). Com­mended in the 2017 Zeiss Pho­tog­ra­phy Award. Copy­right 2017. 9. Photo by Ben Bond Obiri Asamoah (Ghana). Com­mended in the 2017 Zeiss Pho­tog­ra­phy Award. Copy­right 2017. 10. Ni­cholas White (UK). Com­mended in the 2017 Zeiss Pho­tog­ra­phy Award. Copy­right 2017. 11. Photo by Anna Filipova (Bul­garia/UK). Com­mended in the 2017 Zeiss Pho­tog­ra­phy Award. Copy­right 2017.

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