18 October 2022
near prize 2022 winner

near. prize 2022 winner


Winner of the near.prize 2022 is Marie-Pierre Cravedi
We are thrilled to finally announce the winner of the 4th edition of the prize.
Marie-Pierre Cravedi for the project What did they think when it got dark?

Here are the words of the jury:

“The work of Marie-Pierre Cravedi is an exploration of loss and personal grief, and it touched us in a very deep, almost inexplicable way. Choosing an extremely difficult intimate subject - her own miscarriages - to work with, Cravedi depicts her own struggles in a subtle and intuitive, yet very powerful way. Her process becomes her own therapy, her care for photographic accidents creates a way to talk about this topic openly with the viewer, and her approach to the medium displays an attempt to build a different kind of relationship with her own self. This series is a mesmerising body of work, which manages to express both the fragility and the strength of the author in a photographic way, becoming in some sort a visual poetry with its own language, metaphors, and symbolism.”


Special mention

The jury decided to give a special mention to Kostas Maros for the project Human Nature.

Here are the words of the jury:

“ The series Human Nature by Kostas Maros attracts with its uncanny quality – the images look almost staged and unreal, and the photographer plays really well with our expectations: should we be looking at the situations unfolding on the images? At the landscape? At the humans? Nature plays both a role of a protagonist and a subject, becoming a spectacle for both humans in the photographs and the viewers. The author’s sense of humour and undoubted photographic skill turns this selection of mundane scenes into a statement about the state of the world, revealing the human's relationship with nature from an observer’s distance, which almost gives us as the viewers an opportunity to inhabit each image, to research it and to reevaluate our own stance in the matter. Maros presents a very strong photographic survey of the human condition.”

near.prize

The near.prize is an annual award aimed at providing a financial incentive to encourage production and foster new ideas. The winner of the near prize 2022 was awarded with an exhibition at Strates Gallerie Lausanne, 1000 CHF in cash to support his/her work and a free one-year near. membership.
The composition of the forths edition’s jury was: Anna Konstantinova, curator and specialised in contemporary photography - the committee of Galerie and the near. committee.

Photo credit:
Marie-Pierre Cravedi,  What did they think when it got dark?
Kostas Maros, Human Nature

 

near. prize 2022 winner


Winner of the near.prize 2022 is Marie-Pierre Cravedi
We are thrilled to finally announce the winner of the 4th edition of the prize.
Marie-Pierre Cravedi for the project What did they think when it got dark?

Here are the words of the jury:

“The work of Marie-Pierre Cravedi is an exploration of loss and personal grief, and it touched us in a very deep, almost inexplicable way. Choosing an extremely difficult intimate subject - her own miscarriages - to work with, Cravedi depicts her own struggles in a subtle and intuitive, yet very powerful way. Her process becomes her own therapy, her care for photographic accidents creates a way to talk about this topic openly with the viewer, and her approach to the medium displays an attempt to build a different kind of relationship with her own self. This series is a mesmerising body of work, which manages to express both the fragility and the strength of the author in a photographic way, becoming in some sort a visual poetry with its own language, metaphors, and symbolism.”


Special mention

The jury decided to give a special mention to Kostas Maros for the project Human Nature.

Here are the words of the jury:

“ The series Human Nature by Kostas Maros attracts with its uncanny quality – the images look almost staged and unreal, and the photographer plays really well with our expectations: should we be looking at the situations unfolding on the images? At the landscape? At the humans? Nature plays both a role of a protagonist and a subject, becoming a spectacle for both humans in the photographs and the viewers. The author’s sense of humour and undoubted photographic skill turns this selection of mundane scenes into a statement about the state of the world, revealing the human's relationship with nature from an observer’s distance, which almost gives us as the viewers an opportunity to inhabit each image, to research it and to reevaluate our own stance in the matter. Maros presents a very strong photographic survey of the human condition.”

near.prize

The near.prize is an annual award aimed at providing a financial incentive to encourage production and foster new ideas. The winner of the near prize 2022 was awarded with an exhibition at Strates Gallerie Lausanne, 1000 CHF in cash to support his/her work and a free one-year near. membership.
The composition of the forths edition’s jury was: Anna Konstantinova, curator and specialised in contemporary photography - the committee of Galerie and the near. committee.

Photo credit:
Marie-Pierre Cravedi,  What did they think when it got dark?
Kostas Maros, Human Nature

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18 October 2022
near prize 2022 winner

near. prize 2022 winner


Winner of the near.prize 2022 is Marie-Pierre Cravedi
We are thrilled to finally announce the winner of the 4th edition of the prize.
Marie-Pierre Cravedi for the project What did they think when it got dark?

Here are the words of the jury:

“The work of Marie-Pierre Cravedi is an exploration of loss and personal grief, and it touched us in a very deep, almost inexplicable way. Choosing an extremely difficult intimate subject - her own miscarriages - to work with, Cravedi depicts her own struggles in a subtle and intuitive, yet very powerful way. Her process becomes her own therapy, her care for photographic accidents creates a way to talk about this topic openly with the viewer, and her approach to the medium displays an attempt to build a different kind of relationship with her own self. This series is a mesmerising body of work, which manages to express both the fragility and the strength of the author in a photographic way, becoming in some sort a visual poetry with its own language, metaphors, and symbolism.”


Special mention

The jury decided to give a special mention to Kostas Maros for the project Human Nature.

Here are the words of the jury:

“ The series Human Nature by Kostas Maros attracts with its uncanny quality – the images look almost staged and unreal, and the photographer plays really well with our expectations: should we be looking at the situations unfolding on the images? At the landscape? At the humans? Nature plays both a role of a protagonist and a subject, becoming a spectacle for both humans in the photographs and the viewers. The author’s sense of humour and undoubted photographic skill turns this selection of mundane scenes into a statement about the state of the world, revealing the human's relationship with nature from an observer’s distance, which almost gives us as the viewers an opportunity to inhabit each image, to research it and to reevaluate our own stance in the matter. Maros presents a very strong photographic survey of the human condition.”

near.prize

The near.prize is an annual award aimed at providing a financial incentive to encourage production and foster new ideas. The winner of the near prize 2022 was awarded with an exhibition at Strates Gallerie Lausanne, 1000 CHF in cash to support his/her work and a free one-year near. membership.
The composition of the forths edition’s jury was: Anna Konstantinova, curator and specialised in contemporary photography - the committee of Galerie and the near. committee.

Photo credit:
Marie-Pierre Cravedi,  What did they think when it got dark?
Kostas Maros, Human Nature

1. November 2022
crit group #6 with Nicolas Polli

Tuesday November 1st 2022
crit group #6 in Biel/Bienne with Nicolas Polli

In this crit the main focus will be to approach the photographic projects from and editorial point of view.
From discussing photographic series in a broad way, talking about editing images for a book, editorial concepts and insights into the publishing approach. Nicolas Polli is Publisher, Designer and Photographer.


 

Location: Atelier Robert Bienne
Adress: Paul Robert-Weg 11, 2502 Biel
Date: Tuesday 1. November 2022
Time: 10:30 am to 16:45
Approx 1 hour lunch break
(As we are kindly invited at Atelier Robert we will all have a simple vegetarian lunch together)

Number of participants: max. 7 persons
Language: english
 

The whole group participates to the whole day of discussions, each participant has 45min-one hour at disposal for presentation and feedbacks of his/her project.

Costs: near. members 25.–
(lunch and coffee included)
 

Applications:
We will do a “random pick” of all applications and have a waiting list.
If not enough participants we will open the applications to non-members for 50.–
Priority to members who didn’t participate in the last 2 crit groups in Lenzburg).

Registrations are only open from now to 11. Oct. 2022 at 5pm.
Application: Write an email to ann@near.li

 

 

Tuesday November 1st 2022
crit group #6 in Biel/Bienne with Nicolas Polli

In this crit the main focus will be to approach the photographic projects from and editorial point of view.
From discussing photographic series in a broad way, talking about editing images for a book, editorial concepts and insights into the publishing approach. Nicolas Polli is Publisher, Designer and Photographer.


 

Location: Atelier Robert Bienne
Adress: Paul Robert-Weg 11, 2502 Biel
Date: Tuesday 1. November 2022
Time: 10:30 am to 16:45
Approx 1 hour lunch break
(As we are kindly invited at Atelier Robert we will all have a simple vegetarian lunch together)

Number of participants: max. 7 persons
Language: english
 

The whole group participates to the whole day of discussions, each participant has 45min-one hour at disposal for presentation and feedbacks of his/her project.

Costs: near. members 25.–
(lunch and coffee included)
 

Applications:
We will do a “random pick” of all applications and have a waiting list.
If not enough participants we will open the applications to non-members for 50.–
Priority to members who didn’t participate in the last 2 crit groups in Lenzburg).

Registrations are only open from now to 11. Oct. 2022 at 5pm.
Application: Write an email to ann@near.li

 

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1. November 2022
crit group #6 with Nicolas Polli

Tuesday November 1st 2022
crit group #6 in Biel/Bienne with Nicolas Polli

In this crit the main focus will be to approach the photographic projects from and editorial point of view.
From discussing photographic series in a broad way, talking about editing images for a book, editorial concepts and insights into the publishing approach. Nicolas Polli is Publisher, Designer and Photographer.


 

Location: Atelier Robert Bienne
Adress: Paul Robert-Weg 11, 2502 Biel
Date: Tuesday 1. November 2022
Time: 10:30 am to 16:45
Approx 1 hour lunch break
(As we are kindly invited at Atelier Robert we will all have a simple vegetarian lunch together)

Number of participants: max. 7 persons
Language: english
 

The whole group participates to the whole day of discussions, each participant has 45min-one hour at disposal for presentation and feedbacks of his/her project.

Costs: near. members 25.–
(lunch and coffee included)
 

Applications:
We will do a “random pick” of all applications and have a waiting list.
If not enough participants we will open the applications to non-members for 50.–
Priority to members who didn’t participate in the last 2 crit groups in Lenzburg).

Registrations are only open from now to 11. Oct. 2022 at 5pm.
Application: Write an email to ann@near.li

 

1. December 2022 at 18h30
Guided tour with Matthieu Gafsou at the Musée d’art de Pully

In order to meet one last time before the end of the year, near invites you to a private guided tour of the exhibition of the photographer and near. member Matthieu Gafsou “Le voile du réel”. The exhibition will be commented by the artist and Victoria Mühlig, the curator of the exhibition and near. committee member.

After the visit, near invites you to share an aperitif at the Museum of Art in Pully until 8:30 pm.
Please RSVP at info@near.li



Matthieu Gafsou, Feu I, de la série “Vivants”, 2019 © Matthieu Gafsou / courtoisie de l’artiste et de la Galerie C
Matthieu Gafsou, Fils I, de la série “Vivants'”, 2019 © Matthieu Gafsou / courtoisie de l’artiste et de la Galerie C

 

 

In order to meet one last time before the end of the year, near invites you to a private guided tour of the exhibition of the photographer and near. member Matthieu Gafsou “Le voile du réel”. The exhibition will be commented by the artist and Victoria Mühlig, the curator of the exhibition and near. committee member.

After the visit, near invites you to share an aperitif at the Museum of Art in Pully until 8:30 pm.
Please RSVP at info@near.li



Matthieu Gafsou, Feu I, de la série “Vivants”, 2019 © Matthieu Gafsou / courtoisie de l’artiste et de la Galerie C
Matthieu Gafsou, Fils I, de la série “Vivants'”, 2019 © Matthieu Gafsou / courtoisie de l’artiste et de la Galerie C

 

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1. December 2022 at 18h30
Guided tour with Matthieu Gafsou at the Musée d’art de Pully

In order to meet one last time before the end of the year, near invites you to a private guided tour of the exhibition of the photographer and near. member Matthieu Gafsou “Le voile du réel”. The exhibition will be commented by the artist and Victoria Mühlig, the curator of the exhibition and near. committee member.

After the visit, near invites you to share an aperitif at the Museum of Art in Pully until 8:30 pm.
Please RSVP at info@near.li



Matthieu Gafsou, Feu I, de la série “Vivants”, 2019 © Matthieu Gafsou / courtoisie de l’artiste et de la Galerie C
Matthieu Gafsou, Fils I, de la série “Vivants'”, 2019 © Matthieu Gafsou / courtoisie de l’artiste et de la Galerie C