© 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