Ahmet Polat onder winnaars ICP Awards

De Nederlandse fotograaf Ahmet Polat is bij de ICP Infinity Awards bekroond als winnaar in de categorie Young Photographer. In deze reeks zijn ook prijzen toegevallen aan Don McCullin (Cornell Capa Award), Lee Friedlander (Lifetime Achievement Award), Things As They Are (Publication), Geoff Dyer (Writing), Thomas Ruff (Art), Yuri Kozyrev (Photojournalism) en Steven Meisel (Applied/Fashion/Advertising).
De prijzen, ingesteld door het prestigieuze International Center for Photography in New York, worden op 15 mei uitgereikt, waarbij grootheden als Renée Zellweger, Calvin Klein en Ingrid Sischy aanwezig zijn.

De jury bestond dit jaar uit fotocriticus Vince Aletti, curator Brooks Johnson (Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia) en Agnés Sire (directeur Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Parijs).

Ahmet Polat is in 1978 geboren in Roosendaal. In 2000 studeerde hij af aan de kunstacademie St. Joost in Breda. Zijn werk is tentoongesteld in verschillende galeries in Nederland en Turkije. Hij publiceerde de laatste jaren enkele malen reportages en portretten in Trouw. Sinds kort is hij woonachtig en werkzaam in Istanbul.

• Bekijk op de GKf-site werk van Ahmet Polat

Het persbericht van het ICP meldt over de winnaars:

– Don McCullin, Cornell Capa Award
Don McCullin is a quintessential photojournalist whose assignments have included the Israeli Six-Day War, Biafra’s War of Secession, and the Cambodian Civil War. His body of work includes more than a dozen books, and he served for nearly twenty years as a correspondent for the London Sunday Times Magazine. McCullin’s work exemplifies the mission of the International Center of Photography, and ICP’s Founding Director Emeritus Cornell Capa has championed his work since the early 1970s.

– Lee Friedlander, Lifetime Achievement Award
Since appearing in the Museum of Modern Art’s groundbreaking New Documents exhibition in 1967, Lee Friedlander has helped shape directions in contemporary photography. The recipient of prestigious accolades including the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Hasselblad Award, Friedlander has been widely published and exhibited. The MoMA presented a major
exhibition of his work in 2005.

– Ahmet Polat, Young Photographer
Emerging Dutch artist Ahmet Polat works as a photojournalist, primarily in the Netherlands and Turkey, where he covered the effects of several devastating earthquakes in 1999. He has exhibited and published prolifically since the late 1990’s.

– Things As They Are, Photojournalism
in Context Since 1955 (Chris Boot Ltd.), Publication
Amsterdam-based World Press Photo commemorates 50 years of the organization’s involvement in photojournalism with a uniquely presented retrospective. Rather than displaying photographs alone, the book shows them in their original context, in the pages of magazines and newspapers like Esquire, Fortune, LIFE, and The New York Times. Its authors are Mary Panzer, Christian Caujolle, and World Press Photo.

– Geoff Dyer, Writing
Geoff Dyer’s The Ongoing Moment is a work of “imaginative criticism” that focuses on content rather than form, and successfully develops new discursive categories for photography. He covers the work of Paul Strand, Diane Arbus, Alfred Stieglitz, Bruce Davidson, and William Eggleston, among many others, and compares different ways of seeing oft-shot phenomena like trains, barbershops, nudes, and the blind.

– Thomas Ruff, Art
Thomas Ruff is among the most written-about conceptual artists active today. He creates thoughtful, minimal portraiture, and architectural images that put a contemporary spin on the work of German artists like Hilla and Bernd Becher, under whom he studied in Düsseldorf from 1977 to 1985. His work frequently serves as a commentary on photographic distortions in the digital age.

– Yuri Kozyrev, Photojournalism
Embedded and working for TIME, Yuri Kozyrev’s intimate and uncensored images of the American-led occupation of Iraq represent one of the war’s most important photojournalistic records. Kozyrev’s pictures, seen in part from the perspective of the Iraqis, have brought the reality of warfare to a broad international audience.

– Steven Meisel, Applied / Fashion / Advertising Photography
Prolific and innovative, Meisel has shaped important trends in fashion for more than twenty years through major advertising campaigns for Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, Valentino, and Versace, among others. Since 1995, Meisel’s photographs have appeared on every cover and lead editorial story of every issue of Vogue Italia.

• Bekijk eerdere winnaars van Infinity Awards
(De gegevens van 2006 staan nog niet op de ICP-site)