The panel of judges for the first edition of the KBr Photo Award has unanimously decided to award the prize to Anastasia Samoylova and her project Image Cities, for the quality and originality of her entry. The amount of the prize is 25,000 euros.
The work, shot in multiple locations, studies the integration of photography and image in the urban environment, a growing phenomenon in today’s world. The project, which began in Moscow and New York in 2021, will be completed in other European cities thanks to this award.
In addition to the prize money, the award includes the production and organization of an exhibition at the center KBr Fundación MAPFRE Barcelona, in February 2023, which will show the results of the winning project, and a catalogue will also be published.
Anastasia Samoylova (Moscow, 1984) is a Russian-American artist who lives and works in Miami, USA.
She graduated in Fine Arts from Bradley University and in Environmental Design from the Russian State University for the Humanities.
In 2019, her project FloodZone was released by Steidl Publishers, leading to international press coverage, including in Artforum, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Frankfurter Allgemeine, and others.
Her works have been shown at the Kunst Haus Wien (Austria), the Kunsthalle Mannheim (Germany) and the Museum of Multimedia Art in Moscow (Russia), and can be found among the collections at the Perez Art Museum in Miami, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and the Wilhelm-Hack Museum, among others.