I’ll be rounding up some photo news later today, but for now a quick snippet: French artist Sophie Calle is the 30th winner of the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. Calle receives SEK 1,000,000 (approximately EUR 100,000 or £93,000) and will be presented with the award on 30 October at the Göteborg City Theatre where an exhibition of her work will also open. Thom Bridge kindly sent me this news and has also posted about the award on his BonzoBonzo blog. For more information, see Hasselblad’s website where there are links to some videos.
From the website: “For more than three decades, French artist Sophie Calle has been questioning and challenging the relationship between text and photography, private and public personae, truth and fiction, in a groundbreaking, utterly original way. Her conceptually oriented work depicts human vulnerability and examines the interrelationship between identity and intimacy as well as the construction of official history. It evokes narrative, affect and emotion in ways that at the same time touch the viewer deeply and makes her reflect on the possibilities as well as limits of photography. Her contribution to the understanding of the medium of photography has inspired younger generations of artists.”