Taylor Wessing mural esteem won by print of child in propagandize uniform
November 19, 2016 - School Uniform
An apparently elementary and candid design of a child in his propagandize uniform has won a Swiss-Italian photographer Claudio Rasano a vital mural award.
Judges for a 2016 Taylor Wessing prize pronounced Rasano’s design of 18-year-old Johannesburg tyro Katlehong Matsenen was strenuously proceed and managed to emanate “something pleasing out of a everyday”.
Rasano was named £15,000 leader of a detailed mural esteem during a rite on Tuesday dusk during London’s National Portrait Gallery, a competition’s organisers.
The mural was partial of Rasano’s array called Similar Uniforms: We Refuse to Compare in that he is exploring either individuality can be recorded when propagandize uniforms are worn.
Before a rite Rasano explained a issues he was meddlesome in. “Children themselves have been famous to insurgent opposite uniforms,” he said, “especially as they proceed a ungainly age characterised by a need to fit in and a enterprise to mount out, all during a same time.
“Some experts too have oral opposite propagandize uniforms on a drift that they conceal individuality and diversity.”
Basel-born Rasano has twice featured in a Taylor Wessing esteem exhibition, in 2011 and 2013, though this is his initial win.
Second esteem went to Joni Sternbach, who uses early detailed processes to give contemporary images a Victorian feel. She had been shortlisted for a disorientating picture of a modern-day Californian surfer posing by a sea with his girlfriend.
In third place was Kovi Konowiecki, a former veteran footballer who is now a photographer. He won for Shimi Beitar Illit and Tilly and Itty Beitar Illit, partial of a array of inkjet prints that execute Orthodox Jews from around a world.
All 3 are partial of an muster display a best of this year’s outrageous entry. In sum 4,303 submissions were entered by 1,842 photographers.
Nicholas Cullinan, a gallery’s executive who also chaired a judging panel, congratulated Rasano. “The peculiarity and farrago of both this year’s shortlist and muster are a covenant to a enchanting work being constructed by general photographers,” he said.
“Each and each photographer who entered has contributed their partial to a discuss and expansion of contemporary mural photography.”
The rite also saw Josh Redman winning a £5,000 John Kobal new work endowment for his mural of Frances, an 83-year-old woman.
•The Taylor Wessing detailed mural prize muster runs 17 November-26 February.