FOTOFILMIC18

ON VIEW AT THE POLYGON GALLERY THRU JUNE 16

© Demetris Koilalous (Greece), ‘Hadera; migrant worker walking towards the town’, 2012, from the series ‘Heterotopia’ (2012-2017)

May 28, 2019 – FOTOFILMIC18 Buschlen Mowatt Nichol Foundation Prize Winner Announcement 

With the inaugural FOTOFILMIC18 exhibition opened since May 17 at the Polygon Gallery and remaining on view in Vancouver, BC, until June 16th, the time has come to reveal the recipient of the first $5000 Buschlen Mowatt Nichol Foundation Prize.

We are therefore pleased to announce jury members chose Greek documentary photographer Demetris Koilalous and his work ‘Heterotopia’ as the FOTOFILMIC18 Winner! Congratulations to Demetris for this remarkable achievement!

The prize will go toward supporting the artist’s career for the next coming year, further establishing Demetris’ reputation as an important practitioner on the international photography scene.

Founded in 1994, the Buschlen Mowatt Nichol Foundation seeks to fund and promote activities and programs that are beneficial to the community. With a special interest in nurturing emerging talent in art – and music -related disciplines and practices, the Foundation helps to facilitate diverse arts and cultural endeavours, such as photographic exhibitions, music and film festivals, arts councils, and art- and music-therapy programs.


FOTOFILMIC18 is the 6th edition of FotoFilmic’s traveling exhibition competition presenting 30 emerging and mid-career photographers from 12 nations in representation of material practices in contemporary photography. Unique in its genre and scope, the exhibition assembles a wide range of analogue and film-based photographic methods collectively picturing a resurgent attraction to, and preoccupation with the materiality of photographic envisioning in a world increasingly defined by computational measures. Reclaiming a core artistic wholeness to the experiencing and interpreting of reality through the positive limitations inherent to analogue capture and media, each photograph offers a fascinating glimpse into photography’s fluid present, and constant reinvention since 1839.


Exhibition Jurors included photographic artists Joachim Brohm (Essen, Germany) and Greg Girard (Vancouver, Canada) as well as renowned international curators of contemporary photography and art Joachim Naudts (Curator, FOMU, Antwerpen, Belgium), Barrie Mowatt (President, Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver, Canada), Heather Snider (Executive Director, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, USA) and Jeong Eun Kim (IANN & The Reference, Seoul, South Korea).


FOTOFILMIC18 TRAVELING EXHIBITION DATES & VENUES

1. VANCOUVER: MAY 17 – JUNE 16, 2019, the Polygon Gallery, North Vancouver, BC, Canada
2. SAN FRANCISCO: OCTOBER 10 – DECEMBER 20, 2019, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA, USA
3. SEOUL: JANUARY 30 – MARCH 7, 2020, The Reference, Seoul, South Korea


EXHIBITORS

Bradley Marshall (Nashville, TN, USA), Untitled, Johnston City, TN, 2016, from the series ‘Hearing Through Walls’, 6×9 cm Medium Format Color Negative Film | Archival Inkjet Print

Giannis Manolis (Thessaloniki, Greece), Untitled, Thessaloniki, 2018, from the series ‘Faded Needlecraft’, 4×5 in. Large Format Color Negative Film | Archival Inkjet Print

Florian Bong-Kil Grosse (South Korea/Berlin, Germany), Untitled (Nakwon #35), 2017, from the series ‘Insomnia’, 6×6 Medium Format Color Negative Film | 11×14 in. Archival Inkjet Print, FOTOFILMIC18 Collection

Rob Stephenson (Brooklyn, NY, USA), ‘Delta IV launch’, 2015, from the series ‘Myths of the Near Future’, 4×5 Large Format Color Negative Film | Archival Inkjet Print

Dominic Turner (Dublin, Ireland), ‘Escape Route #47’, 2016, from the series ‘False Friends’ | 35 mm Black-and-White Negative pigment printed onto Japanese Washi

Michalis Poulas (Sitia, Crete, Greece), Untitled, 2014, from the series, ‘Infinite Perimeter’, 6×7 Medium Format Color Negative Film | Archival Inkjet Print

Clay Jordan (Athens, GA, USA), Untitled, 2017, from the series ‘Nothing Is Coming Soon’ | Archival Inkjet Print

Clara de Tezanos (Guatemala City, Guatemala), ‘Piedra-Padre, Universo, 2018’, 6×7 cm Medium Format Color Negative and 35 mm Black-and-White 3200 ISO Negative Films | Archival Inkjet Print

Peter Croteau (Philadelphia, PA, USA), ‘Blue Pine Peak Looking Southeast, 2015’, 8×10 Large Format Color Negative Film | Archival Inkjet Print

Sarah Pfohl (Greencastle, IN,USA), ‘Portrait with Healing Wound, 2014’, from the series ‘The forest rests also in you’, 6×7 cm Medium Format Color Negative Film | 11×14 in. Archival Inkjet Print, FOTOFILMIC18 Collection

Marcello Galvani (Massalombarda, RA, Italy), Untitled, Massalombarda, 20-10-2015, Contact Print from 8×10 Large Format Color Negative Film | Archival Inkjet Print

Vinna Laudico (Montreal, QC, Canada), Untitled, 2017, from the series ‘A Near Stranger’ | Archival Inkjet Print

Arnaud Teicher (Aix-En-Provence, France), ‘Burnt car (Vitrolles FR), 6580 .ac’, 2017, from the series ‘Wildfire’, 4×5 Large Format Color Negative  Film | 11×14 in. Archival Inkjet Print, FOTOFILMIC18 Collection

Marisa Chafetz (Brooklyn, NY, USA), ‘Parker and Nina Embrace on the Car (Bayville Beach)’, 2016, ‘We Are Ugly But We Have The Music’ |  Archival Inkjet Print

Nicola Baldazzi (Ravenna, Italy), Untitled, from the series ‘He didn’t believe me’, 2018, 35 mm Color Negative Film | Archival Inkjet Print

Jordanna Kalman (Poughkeepsie, NY, USA), ‘television’, 2018, from the series ‘Little Romances’ | Archival Inkjet Print

Julie Weber (Chicago, IL, USA), ‘Remnants B-side #8’, 2017, from the series ‘REMNANTS’, Gelatine Silver Photogram made from Dye-Sublimation printer byproduct | Archival Inkjet Print

Santiago Forero (Bogotá, Colombia), ‘Self-Portrait with my Niece (Tardy)’, 2018, from the series ‘Story About Friends’, 6×7 Medium Format Color Negative Film | Archival Inkjet Print

Ewan Telford (Scotland/Los Angeles, CA, USA), Chengüchngech: Supreme Creator God’, 2017, from the series ‘The Ecology of Dreams’, 6×7 Medium Format Color Negative Film | Archival Inkjet Print

Daren You (China/San Francisco, CA, USA), ‘A Rainy Night’, 2016, from the series ‘Chaos’, Quality-degraded Mixed Media (Reticulation, Liquid Emulsion, Inkjet Printing, Darkroom Printing, Encaustic Painting), Rephotographed on 4×5 Large Format Black-and-White Negative Film | Archival Inkjet Print

Vera Saltzman (Fort Qu’Appelle, SK, Canada), ‘Samuel’, 2016, from the series ‘O Human Child’ | Archival Inkjet Print

Chris Round (Sydney, Australia), ‘Spoil Hill, Near Whitemoor, Cornwall, UK’, 2012, from the series ‘Fragile Beast’, 6×7 Medium Format Color Negative Film | Archival Inkjet Print

Inzajeano Latif (Glasgow, Scotland), ‘Seven Day’, 2018, from the ongoing series ‘Lincoln Heights’ – “Up you might race, you can accomplish what you will”, 6×7 Medium Format Color Negative Film | Archival Inkjet Print

Glen Scheffer (Nashua, NY, USA), ‘Star Paths #1’, 2018, from the series ‘PastFuturePast’, 4×5 Large Format Color Negative Film | Archival Pigment Print

Jesse Koechling (Brooklyn, NY, USA), ‘noncorpum 32, old hand and distance’, 2017, from ‘noncorpa III, distances’, 35 mm Black-and-White Negative Film | Archival Inkjet Print

Melissa Renwick (Tofino, BC, Canada), ‘Deserted Mattress’, 2017, from the series ‘Never, never land’, 6×6 cm Medium Format Black-and-White Negative Film | Archival Inkjet Print

ii Yuzu (Seoul, South Korea), Untitled, 2017, from the series ‘lovefool’, 35 mm Color Negative Film | Archival Inkjet Print

Shelbie Dimond (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Untitled, 2012, from the series ‘Somewhere Between Psychosis and Neurosis’ | Archival Inkjet Print

Lesia Maruschak (Ottawa, ON, Canada), ‘Seaside’, 2018, from the series ‘Walking: Moving Each Other Forward’, Mediated Film-Based Photograph | Archival print on handmade Japanese Bizan paper, pigmented with ash, and overpainted with wax and resin

Demetris Koilalous (Athens, Greece), ‘Hadera; migrant worker walking towards the town’, 2012, from the series ‘Heterotopia’ (2012-2017), 6×6 cm Medium Format Color Negative Film | Archival Inkjet print | FOTOFILMIC18 Buschlen Mowatt Nichol Foundation Prize Winner.

FOTOFILMIC18 SHORTLIST