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Frank Hallam Day wins Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2012


Image © Frank Hallam Day, courtesy of Leica.

US photographer Frank Hallam Day has won the 2012 Leica Oskar Barnack Award for his Alumascapes portfolio

Frank Hallam Day wins a €5000 cash prize, as well as a Leica M9-P camera and a lens worth more than €10,000. He will be presented with the award at the Rencontres d’Arles festival on 03 July.

 “Throughout his career as a photographer, Frank Hallam Day has concerned himself with many different aspects of the medium,” says Leica in a statement. “Following numerous projects with a focus on political issues, his work has now increasingly turned towards exploring the relationships between man and the environment. For this, he shoots predominantly at night to reveal a suggestive and ambiguous side of the world.”

Alumascapes is the result of a month-long journey through Florida, where Day photographed “ultra-modern, high-tech and luxury” recreational vehicles entwined in the jungle landscapes, appearing “as essential islands of security in a dark and hostile environment.” Writes Olivier Laurent in the BJP

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Prix Pictet unveils 2012 shortlist

Olivier Laurent writes in the BJP


The global award in photography and sustainability


Twelve photographers are now in the running to win this year’s Prix Pictet award, which is worth more than £66,000.

 The prestigious shortlist was announced at the Rencontres d’Arles photography festival, three months before the overall winner is revealed in a ceremony in London.

The shortlisted photographers were selected for projects that deal with the theme of Power. They are: Robert Adams, who is nominated for his series Turning Back; Daniel Beltrá for Spill; Mohamed Bourouissa for Périphérique; Philippe Chancel for Fukushima: The Irresistible Power of Nature; Edmund Clark for Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out; Carl De Keyzer for Moments Before the Flood; Luc Delahaye for various works shot between 2008 and 2011; Rena Effendi for Still Life in the Zone; Jacqueline Hassink for Arab Domains; An-My Lê for 29 Palms; Joel Sternfeld for When It Changed; and Guy Tillim for his series Congo Democratic.

The Prix Pictet was created to “use the power of photography to raise public awareness worldwide to the social and environmental challenges of the new millennium”.

Organised by the Geneva-based private bank Pictet & Cie, the Prix Pictet comes with a CHF 100,000 cash prize for the overall winner, as well as an assignment for one of the shortlisted photographers.

For more details, visit www.prixpictet.com.

Power Shortlist

Daniel Beltrá
Series: Spill
May 18, 2010, Gulf of Mexico

Power Shortlist

Mohamed Bourouissa
Series: Peripherique
2007-2008, Paris

Power Shortlist

Carl De Keyzer
Series: Moments Before the Flood
2009, England