On Wednesday, January 25th, Fondazione MAST presents the works of the ﬁve ﬁnalists of the seventh edition of “MAST Photography Grant on Industry and Work”, a photography competition on industry and work dedicated to emerging talents: Farah Al Qasimi, Hicham Gardaf, Lebohang Kganye, Maria Mavropoulou, Salvatore Vitale.
These young photographers, selected from ﬁfty-three candidates from all over the world, have developed an original and unpublished project for the Fondazione MAST, which has been curated by Urs Stahel and set up in the Photo Gallery. Hicham Gardaf has been announced as the winner of the 2023 edition, from his project ‘In Praise of Slowness’.
In addition, the exhibition will also feature the works of the twenty-four ﬁnalists of the previous editions, forming a large, multi-faceted exhibition, a sort of tour of the world through images, to celebrate both MAST’s tenth anniversary and the ﬁfteen years of commitment to organising the Grant for young photographers (the ﬁrst was awarded in 2008).
The catalogue, published by Fondazione MAST in Italian and English, is edited by Urs Stahel and contains texts by Negar Azimi, Federica Chiocchetti, Dominik Czechowski, Elvira Dyangani Ose, and Nikolas Ventourakis, the selectors of the ﬁve artists.