AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT: SOLO IV [JURIED BY ALEX WEBB & REBECCA NORRIS WEBB]

AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT: SOLO IV [JURIED BY ALEX WEBB & REBECCA NORRIS WEBB]
January 19, 2018 FotoFilmic

AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT:

SOLO IV [JURIED BY ALEX WEBB & REBECCA NORRIS WEBB]

FotoFilmic is excited to conclude its first SOLO EXHIBITION AWARD series now taking place every fall by announcing the final SOLO IV Winner and Runners-Up juried by fame contemporary photography duo ALEX WEBB & REBECCA NORRIS WEBB!

Talented photographers from no less than 19 different countries responded to this fourth call challenging the jurors Alex and Rebecca with the complex task of delving into a full-fledged, global picture of film and analogue practices today.

After 3 weeks of intensive deliberations Alex and Rebecca chose to reward the following photographers:


SOLO IV Award Winner: RYOTA KAJITA (Fairbanks, AK, USA)

For the ongoing series ‘Ice Formations’ started in 2010 in interior Alaska transfiguring frozen gaz bubbles captured under ice during winter’s first episode every year into incredibly abstract works of celestial geometry and metaphorical beauty.


FOTOFILMIC//SOLO RUNNERS-UP

SOLO IV Runner-Up I: IKURU KUWAJIMA (Moscow, Russia/Japan)

For the documentary series ‘In the Circle of Ruins’, 2011-2015 exploring the out-of-this-world and rarely seen contemporary post-Soviet landscapes of Central Asia, Siberia and Transvolga with a cinematic force of arresting, sometimes terrifying beauty.

SOLO IV Runner-Up II: CLAY JORDAN (Athens, GA, USA)

For the series ‘Nothing’s Coming Soon’, a multi-faceted visual inventory of everyday life in the South shining a sublime light through existential greyness.

Stay tuned for a full exhibition page to be published soon including Alex and Rebecca’s foreword on Winner Ryota Kajita’s work. Ryota’s SOLO IV Exhibition will open on Saturday, April 21 at FotoFilmic//PULP on Bowen Island, BC in Vancouver and run through May 20, 2018.