Online voting for the ING Unseen Talent Award 2018 is open! The ING Unseen Talent Award encourages emerging artists to explore the boundaries of contemporary photography and helps them kick-start their career. It introduces the finalists to extensive networks, providing support from experts and opportunities to exchange ideas with photography professionals.
This year's finalists are Dávid Biró (1992, HU), Jaakko Kahilaniemi (1989, FI), Pauline Niks (1982, NL), Eva O’Leary (1989, IE) and Alexey Shlyk (1986, BY). Over the past few months, the internationally established British installation artist, filmmaker and photographer Isaac Julien has mentored the five finalists. Under his supervision, the selected artists created new work within the theme New Horizons: Exploring the promise and perils of the future.
An international jury consisting of Chris Bedson (Senior Art Director, Calvin Klein), Emma Bowkett (Director of Photography, FT Weekend Magazine), Florian Ebner (Chief of Photography, Centre Pompidou), Fiona Tan (internationally renowned visual artist and filmmaker) and Sanne ten Brink (Head Curator, ING Collection) will decide on this year’s winner, who will receive a production fund of €10,000. In addition to the Jury Winner, a Public Winner will be determined through our online voting system – available below – and will receive a commission to create an artwork for the ING Collection. Both winners will be announced at the ING Unseen Talent Award Ceremony during the official opening night of Unseen Amsterdam on the 20th of September 2018. Amongst the voters, five will receive a goodie bag, with an Unseen Magazine and ING Art Collection catalogue. Scroll below to view the work of this year’s finalists and to read about what inspired their artistic process!
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