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The Syngenta Photography Award Exhibition - Somerset House

© Anna Beeke, The Syngenta Photography Award 2013

Exhibition preview

THE SYNGENTA Photography Award Exhibition will take place at Somerset House from May 17 to May 21, 2013.

The Syngenta Photography Award is a new international competition that aims to stimulate dialogue around key global challenges through compelling imagery.

In its inaugural year, the theme of the award is “Rural-Urban”, which aims to raise awareness and stimulate dialogue about the relationship and tensions between urban and rural environments, and to further explore the impact these issues have on global resources.

The Syngenta Photography Award Exhibition will bring together the finest work from both the Professional Commission and Open Competition categories and will further explore six inter-related themes emerging from the photographs submitted for the award: urban sprawl; greening urban environments; deforestation; food production; infrastructure and migration.

The exhibition, curated by Candlestar, will include the six finalists. For the Professional Commission these are: Jan Brykczyński (Poland), Pablo Lopez Luz (Mexico) and Mimi Mollica (Italy). The Open Competition finalists are: André François (Brazil), Holly Lynton (U.S.) and Vitaliy Popkov (Ukraine).

Also on display will be work from over fifty other artists.

All entries to the award were judged by an international panel, chaired by the highly esteemed author and curator William A. Ewing.

Admission: Free.

West Wing, Somerset House, The Strand, London, WC2R 1LA

For exhibition times and further details, visit www.somersethouse.org.uk/.