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Esther Teichmann wins Photo Levallois prizeGerman–American artist Esther Teichmann is awarded the Photo Levallois Award 2014Gemma Padley — 4 June 2014
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Untitled from Fractal Scars, Salt Water and Tears by Esther Teichmann
Esther Teichmann has won this year’s Photo Levallois Award for her series, Fractal Scars, Salt Water and Tears, 2012-2014.
Teichmann wins a €10,000 grant and an exhibition of her work during Photo Levallois festival in France this autumn.
The jury gave special mentions to German photographer Stephanie Gudra, and Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques, from France, whose work will also be exhibited during the festival.
On the judging panel this year was Lucy Conticello, director of photography at Le Monde’s M magazine; Joshua Chang, chief curator at the Center of Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona; Aron Mörel of Mörel Books, Stéphane Decreps, deputy mayor of culture at the city of Levallois; and Joel Riff of the Curiosity Chronicles in Paris.
Photo Levallois festival was founded in 2008 with the aim of seeking out and showcasing contemporary photography by emerging photographers. The seventh edition runs from 10 October to 15 November.
The programme for this year’s festival is yet to be announced, but exhibitions last year included The Fourth Wall by 2013 Photo Levallois Award winner, Max Pinckers.
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