Musec in Switzerland have just announced 4 winners from its annual Open Call for young, under-36 year old photographers- Unpublished Photo and details of the forthcoming exhibition at Musec from October 20th ’22 to April 16th 2023 in association with the Fondazione culture e Musei and the Milanese gallery 29 Arts in Progress.
The 4 winners are and touched on themes such as the deterioration of the environment, the search for self identity, overcoming limitations and the importance of traditions and crafts.
- Thanks to the partnership with the De Pietri Artphilein Foundation, the UP22 competition award has given the first prizewinner in addition to exhibiting their works and featuring them in a dedicated catalogue to accompany the exhibition a monetary prize of CHF 2,000; the second prizewinner receives CHF 1,500, while the third and fourth runners-up receive CHF 1,000 each.
- The first prize went to Vietnamese photographer Quan Nguyen Ho (Life Garbage), the second to Indian photographer Dipak Ray (Frame within Frame). Third and fourth place were awarded respectively to Malagasy photographer Tolojanahary Ranaivosoa (The Yellow Revolution) and Russian photographer Olga Dmitrienko (Genoese craftsmen and artists).
- A special prize was awarded by Artphilein Editions of Lugano, consisting of the publication of a prestigious monograph of the works went to Tolojanahary Ranaivosoa.