Zeven genomineerden voor Harry Pennings Prijs

Lara Dhondt, Anne Geene, Judith van IJken, Sofie Knijff, Awoiska van der Molen, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Dirk-Jan Visser zijn de genomineerden voor de Harry Pennings Prijs. De prijs wordt eens per twee jaar uitgereikt en bestaat uit een geldbedrag van 1000 euro en de mogelijkheid om een portfolio te publiceren bij Gallerie Pennings in Eindhoven.
Het Engelse persbericht:

For the third time the Harry Pennings award will be awarded to a talented young photographer.On request of Gallery Pennings, ten selectors from the (art) photography scene, scattered over the Netherlands, nominated three photographers for their autonomous work. The jury: Wim van Sinderen (Senior Curator Museum of Photography), Christiane Berndes (curator Van Abbe Museum) and Teun Hocks (photographer-artist), have chosen seven photographers from the sellection.

The nominees are: Lara Dhondt, Anne Geene, Judith van IJken, Sofie Knijff, Awoiska van der Molen, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Dirk-Jan Visser.

They will participate in a group exhibition at Gallery Pennings. The group exhibition will run from Wednesday December 14th 2011 untill Saturday January 21th 2012. Visitors can vote for the Audience award.

The winner of the Harry Pennings award and the audience award will be announced on Sunday January 15th 2012 at 16.00 pm. The winner receives € 1.000, – and will be given the opportunity to issue a portfolio in the series of the gallery. In 2007 Rene?e van Trier has won the Harry Pennings award. Wytske van Keulen was declared the winner in 2009.

Gallery Pennings established the Harry Pennings award in 2007. On the one hand in memory of the founder of the oldest gallery specialized in photography in the Netherlands. On the other hand to stimulate starting photographers and give theme the chance to distinguish and present themselves in the gallery. Harry Pennings had a keen eye for young talent and that made him a unique gallery owner. Especially since he never ran his gallery for financial gain. Passion for photography – and the makers – was his motive. And that is the motive for setting up the award.

On the occasion of the Harry Pennings award there will be published a catalog.

Gallery Pennings, Geldropseweg 61b, Eindhoven
Opening times during exhibition of the Harry Pennings award: Wednesday-Saturday 13.00pm till 17.00pm and by appointment. Saturday, December 31 Closed.