The Syngenta Photography Exhibition

The Syngenta Photography Award announce its forthcoming exhibition at Somerset House, London. It will run from March 11 to April 10, 2015. 

Centered on the theme of ‘Scarcity-Waste’, the subject of this year’s competition, the exhibition presents around 90 works by 42 photographers from 21 countries.

Among them will be photographs submitted by the six shortlisted finalists: Mustafah Abdulaziz, USA; Richard Allenby-Pratt, UK; Rasel Chowdhury, Bangladesh (Professional Commission); Stefano De Luigi, Italy; Camille Michel, France; Benedikt Partenheimer, Germany (Open Competition).
 
Now in its second edition, the Syngenta Photography Award is an international competition which aims to stimulate dialogue and raise awareness about significant global challenges through photography.
 
This exhibition will highlight some of the most thought-provoking and powerful responses to the ‘Scarcity-Waste’ theme – one of humankind’s greatest challenges. Ensuring enough land, food and water for future generations has become a fundamental social, political and environmental issue of our time. The photographers not only illustrate the ‘Scarcity-Waste’ theme, in striking and ambitious ways, but have also taken on the role of courageous advocates, showing deep concern for our environment.
 
Curated by Candlestar, the exhibition is divided into themed rooms. The first two rooms illustrate the pressures on the world today due to factors such as population growth and the increased demand on resources. Latvian photographer Alnis Stakle’s Shangri-La is of a dimly lit building site for a skyscraper in Shanghai, representative of the growth of China’s population. In another room addressing issues such as poverty and mass consumption, Garbage City: Cairo, Egypt by Italian photographer Francesca Remorini, captures a group of children belonging to the ‘Garbage people’ community in an overcrowded slum settlement on the outskirts of the Moqattam Hills. The slum’s inhabitants recycle a staggering 80 percent of the garbage collected from Cairo’s residents – an activity that is central to the local’s economy.
 
Exhibiting photographers: Mustafah Abdulaziz; Sutanta Aditya; Richard Allenby-Pratt; Miguel Angel Garcia; Pedro Armestre; Lasse Bak Mejlvang; Mandy Barker; Shavkat Boltaev; Tomas Chadim; Louis Cyprien-Rials; David Brunetti; Carlos Cazalis; Philippe Chancel; Rasel Chowdhury; Sudipto Das; Souvid Datta; Frank Day; Stefano De Luigi; Bénédicte Desrus; Marcus Doyle; Liz Eve; Hossein Fatemi; Marco Garro; Michael Hall; Weicheng Hua; Riadul Islam; Christopher Klettermayer; Kai Löffelbein; Camille Michel; Pierpaolo Mittica; Wilton Miwa; Benedikt Partenheimer; Susana Raab; Claudio Rasano; Francesca Remorini; Suthas Rungsirisilp; Gregg Segal; Dean Sewell; Toby Smith; Paul Smith; Alnis Stakle; Jan Staller; Jamey Stillings; Pétur Thomsen; Olaf Unverzart
 
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at Somerset House, London, on March 10, 2015, attended by the shortlisted photographers and leading figures from the world of photography, arts and culture.
The exhibition will also be accompanied by an online gallery to coincide with the winner announcement on March 10.
 

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