The VONOVIA AWARD FOR PHOTOGRAPHY on the subject of HOME was awarded for the sixth time. From over 300 submissions from Germany and abroad, the jury selected four winners from a group of 33 finalists.
Image above: Days of Destruction (2022), Prize Best Photo Series 2022, VONOVIA AWARD FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
For the first time in the history of the award, three of the four winners deal with the topic of HOME from a non-European perspective.
1st Prize in the category “Best Photo Series
Philip Cheung (USA) spent over two months in Ukraine documenting the situation of communities on the front lines of war. His twelve images vividly show the destruction, the loss of home, but also the resilience of individuals, families and entire communities.
2nd Prize in the category “Best Photo Series
The work by David Klammer (Germany) reveals flood lines and traces on interior walls of residential buildings that the flood of the century in 2021 made visible on the river Ahr after the water levels had run out. His series “The Line” documents in its black and white two-dimensionality imprints and inklings of personal fates and memories.
3rd prize in the category “Best Photo Series”
Skinship is a Japanese word that refers to a special relationship between a mother and her child. For Takako Kido (Japan), the thought behind it was natural. It was only when she was arrested in New York for such photos that she realised how unique and shocking it can be in other cultural contexts.
Young Talent Award
The series “Our Doll’s House” deals with rejecting and racist reactions that the photographer’s parents experienced in response to the adoption of her sister from Ethiopia. The very personal work of Francesca Hummler, a German-American living in London, is shaped by her experience that her relationship with her sister is often socially questioned.
From 9 November 2022, the Sprengel Museum Hannover will be showing the entire shortlist of the current year under the title ZUHAUSE No. 6.
Wednesday 09 November 2022 until Sunday 08 January 2023
SPRENGEL MUSEUM HANNOVER