09 November 2021
near. prize 2021 winner

near. prize 2021

Winner of near. prize 2021 is Rebecca Bowring, congratulations !
We are thrilled to finally reveal the winner of the third edition of the near. prize: Rebecca Bowring for her project Knowing Thunder Gives Away What Lightning Tries to Hide, 2020


Here are the words of the jury : 
«Rebecca Bowring’s work addresses a topic which is almost impossible to convey with photography: her own experience of domestic violence. Rather than restaging past episodes of which no image exists, she uses photography in a subtle but powerful way to examine the feeling of isolation brought by violence, and to revisit how making images provided her with a temporary escape. Knowing what the photographs are referring to invites us to a somber but deeply engaging understanding of them, where every small detail can become a metaphor for violence and destruction, which furthermore hints at how widespread this form of violence is, and all too often concealed and unspoken. The tension lies within the images but also on the surfaces where the artist has placed them.»

Special mention
The jury decided to give a special mention to Tim Rod for his project Don’t forget the Knifish

«Tim Rod’s project is layered and complex. He uses photography in multiple ways, as a tool to make sense of, appropriate and ultimately write his personal history. The images are not only documents, but also a process and the research itself. The photographer successfully establishes connections and parallels between the different episodes and protagonists of his family history, while at the same time highlighting the many gaps that cannot be fully closed. In his playful approach to trace back his own history - or lack of it - he manages to incorporate a therapeutic method to overcome the void. Every image is a surprise yet it is linked to the whole project by an internal logic. Tim’s experimentation with post-production techniques gives the body of work a very delicate touch.»

near. prize
The near. prize is an annual award aimed at providing a financial incentive to encourage production and foster new ideas. Each year, a specific theme is chosen by the association’s committee. This year’s theme was «unspoken». The winner of the near. prize 2021 was awarded by a feature in GUP Magazine, 1000CHF in cash to support his/her work and a free one-year near. membership.
The composition of the third edition's jury was: Danaé Panchaud, Director of the Photoforum Pasquart and future director of Centre de la photographie Genève, Erik Vroons, Chief editor of GUP magazine, and the committee of near. counting as one vote.


Photo credit:
© Rebecca Bowring, Knowing Thunder Gives Away What Lightning Tries to Hide, 2020
© Tim Rod, Don’t forget the Knifish

 

near. prize 2021

Winner of near. prize 2021 is Rebecca Bowring, congratulations !
We are thrilled to finally reveal the winner of the third edition of the near. prize: Rebecca Bowring for her project Knowing Thunder Gives Away What Lightning Tries to Hide, 2020


Here are the words of the jury : 
«Rebecca Bowring’s work addresses a topic which is almost impossible to convey with photography: her own experience of domestic violence. Rather than restaging past episodes of which no image exists, she uses photography in a subtle but powerful way to examine the feeling of isolation brought by violence, and to revisit how making images provided her with a temporary escape. Knowing what the photographs are referring to invites us to a somber but deeply engaging understanding of them, where every small detail can become a metaphor for violence and destruction, which furthermore hints at how widespread this form of violence is, and all too often concealed and unspoken. The tension lies within the images but also on the surfaces where the artist has placed them.»

Special mention
The jury decided to give a special mention to Tim Rod for his project Don’t forget the Knifish

«Tim Rod’s project is layered and complex. He uses photography in multiple ways, as a tool to make sense of, appropriate and ultimately write his personal history. The images are not only documents, but also a process and the research itself. The photographer successfully establishes connections and parallels between the different episodes and protagonists of his family history, while at the same time highlighting the many gaps that cannot be fully closed. In his playful approach to trace back his own history - or lack of it - he manages to incorporate a therapeutic method to overcome the void. Every image is a surprise yet it is linked to the whole project by an internal logic. Tim’s experimentation with post-production techniques gives the body of work a very delicate touch.»

near. prize
The near. prize is an annual award aimed at providing a financial incentive to encourage production and foster new ideas. Each year, a specific theme is chosen by the association’s committee. This year’s theme was «unspoken». The winner of the near. prize 2021 was awarded by a feature in GUP Magazine, 1000CHF in cash to support his/her work and a free one-year near. membership.
The composition of the third edition's jury was: Danaé Panchaud, Director of the Photoforum Pasquart and future director of Centre de la photographie Genève, Erik Vroons, Chief editor of GUP magazine, and the committee of near. counting as one vote.


Photo credit:
© Rebecca Bowring, Knowing Thunder Gives Away What Lightning Tries to Hide, 2020
© Tim Rod, Don’t forget the Knifish

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09 November 2021
near. prize 2021 winner

near. prize 2021

Winner of near. prize 2021 is Rebecca Bowring, congratulations !
We are thrilled to finally reveal the winner of the third edition of the near. prize: Rebecca Bowring for her project Knowing Thunder Gives Away What Lightning Tries to Hide, 2020


Here are the words of the jury : 
«Rebecca Bowring’s work addresses a topic which is almost impossible to convey with photography: her own experience of domestic violence. Rather than restaging past episodes of which no image exists, she uses photography in a subtle but powerful way to examine the feeling of isolation brought by violence, and to revisit how making images provided her with a temporary escape. Knowing what the photographs are referring to invites us to a somber but deeply engaging understanding of them, where every small detail can become a metaphor for violence and destruction, which furthermore hints at how widespread this form of violence is, and all too often concealed and unspoken. The tension lies within the images but also on the surfaces where the artist has placed them.»

Special mention
The jury decided to give a special mention to Tim Rod for his project Don’t forget the Knifish

«Tim Rod’s project is layered and complex. He uses photography in multiple ways, as a tool to make sense of, appropriate and ultimately write his personal history. The images are not only documents, but also a process and the research itself. The photographer successfully establishes connections and parallels between the different episodes and protagonists of his family history, while at the same time highlighting the many gaps that cannot be fully closed. In his playful approach to trace back his own history - or lack of it - he manages to incorporate a therapeutic method to overcome the void. Every image is a surprise yet it is linked to the whole project by an internal logic. Tim’s experimentation with post-production techniques gives the body of work a very delicate touch.»

near. prize
The near. prize is an annual award aimed at providing a financial incentive to encourage production and foster new ideas. Each year, a specific theme is chosen by the association’s committee. This year’s theme was «unspoken». The winner of the near. prize 2021 was awarded by a feature in GUP Magazine, 1000CHF in cash to support his/her work and a free one-year near. membership.
The composition of the third edition's jury was: Danaé Panchaud, Director of the Photoforum Pasquart and future director of Centre de la photographie Genève, Erik Vroons, Chief editor of GUP magazine, and the committee of near. counting as one vote.


Photo credit:
© Rebecca Bowring, Knowing Thunder Gives Away What Lightning Tries to Hide, 2020
© Tim Rod, Don’t forget the Knifish

© Rebecca Bowring, Knowing Thunder Gives Away What Lightning Tries to Hide, 2020 © Tim Rod, Don’t forget the Knifish

now!
Are you near.?

Photography lovers, we are looking for you!

We are in search of motivated individuals to join the committee of near. swiss association for contemporary photography, a team of professionals committed to photography and culture, in order to help develop its vision and activities program.

Join us and contribute to the promotion of contemporary photography!

near. was founded in Lausanne in 2009 and its principal aim is to promote the work of Swiss and Swiss-based photographers for established talent as well as young artists. Among other things near. organises exhibitions, screenings, interviews, conferences and gatherings between professionals. 

The association counts more than 120 photographers members from all over the country and has organized numerous projects in collaboration with major cultural institutions in the French, German and Italian regions of Switzerland. near. also counts numerous near. family members, including institutions involved in the exhibition of photography, curators, art historians, critics, teachers, publishers and photographers. 

Interested? Write to info@near.li including a short paragraph about yourself and your motivation.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question about how the association works. Feel free to reach out and we’ll be please to give you more information!

We are looking forward to hearing from you in the very near. future !

Ann, Julie, Laurence, Samuel, Victoria and Zoé

 

Photography lovers, we are looking for you!

We are in search of motivated individuals to join the committee of near. swiss association for contemporary photography, a team of professionals committed to photography and culture, in order to help develop its vision and activities program.

Join us and contribute to the promotion of contemporary photography!

near. was founded in Lausanne in 2009 and its principal aim is to promote the work of Swiss and Swiss-based photographers for established talent as well as young artists. Among other things near. organises exhibitions, screenings, interviews, conferences and gatherings between professionals. 

The association counts more than 120 photographers members from all over the country and has organized numerous projects in collaboration with major cultural institutions in the French, German and Italian regions of Switzerland. near. also counts numerous near. family members, including institutions involved in the exhibition of photography, curators, art historians, critics, teachers, publishers and photographers. 

Interested? Write to info@near.li including a short paragraph about yourself and your motivation.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question about how the association works. Feel free to reach out and we’ll be please to give you more information!

We are looking forward to hearing from you in the very near. future !

Ann, Julie, Laurence, Samuel, Victoria and Zoé

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now!
Are you near.?

Photography lovers, we are looking for you!

We are in search of motivated individuals to join the committee of near. swiss association for contemporary photography, a team of professionals committed to photography and culture, in order to help develop its vision and activities program.

Join us and contribute to the promotion of contemporary photography!

near. was founded in Lausanne in 2009 and its principal aim is to promote the work of Swiss and Swiss-based photographers for established talent as well as young artists. Among other things near. organises exhibitions, screenings, interviews, conferences and gatherings between professionals. 

The association counts more than 120 photographers members from all over the country and has organized numerous projects in collaboration with major cultural institutions in the French, German and Italian regions of Switzerland. near. also counts numerous near. family members, including institutions involved in the exhibition of photography, curators, art historians, critics, teachers, publishers and photographers. 

Interested? Write to info@near.li including a short paragraph about yourself and your motivation.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question about how the association works. Feel free to reach out and we’ll be please to give you more information!

We are looking forward to hearing from you in the very near. future !

Ann, Julie, Laurence, Samuel, Victoria and Zoé

From 11 June 2022
Secrets of the Val de Bagnes

Opening on June 11, 2022 from 9am
Val de Bagnes, Wallis

 

An exhibition created in collaboration with and produced by the PALP Festival.

 

Ten photographers from near. have been invited to meet ten inhabitants of the Val de Bagnes in order to draw one of their secrets into images. From the language of trees to the virtues of medicinal plants, the mysteries of cup-and-ring stones and the magic of the alembic, a wide range of subjects awaits you along a 25 km path, to be explored by bike or on foot.

 

With Cynthia Mai Ammann, Graziella Antonini, Tomasz Fall, Yann Haeberlin, Yann Laubscher, Arthur Lehmann, Laurence Rasti, Virginie Rebetez, Alfio Tommasini and Laurence von der Weid.

 

More information on : https://palpfestival.ch/en/evenements/secrets-of-the-val-de-bagnes/

 

Photo credit:
© PALP Festival
© Laurence Rasti
© Yann Laubscher

 

Opening on June 11, 2022 from 9am
Val de Bagnes, Wallis

 

An exhibition created in collaboration with and produced by the PALP Festival.

 

Ten photographers from near. have been invited to meet ten inhabitants of the Val de Bagnes in order to draw one of their secrets into images. From the language of trees to the virtues of medicinal plants, the mysteries of cup-and-ring stones and the magic of the alembic, a wide range of subjects awaits you along a 25 km path, to be explored by bike or on foot.

 

With Cynthia Mai Ammann, Graziella Antonini, Tomasz Fall, Yann Haeberlin, Yann Laubscher, Arthur Lehmann, Laurence Rasti, Virginie Rebetez, Alfio Tommasini and Laurence von der Weid.

 

More information on : https://palpfestival.ch/en/evenements/secrets-of-the-val-de-bagnes/

 

Photo credit:
© PALP Festival
© Laurence Rasti
© Yann Laubscher

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From 11 June 2022
Secrets of the Val de Bagnes

Opening on June 11, 2022 from 9am
Val de Bagnes, Wallis

 

An exhibition created in collaboration with and produced by the PALP Festival.

 

Ten photographers from near. have been invited to meet ten inhabitants of the Val de Bagnes in order to draw one of their secrets into images. From the language of trees to the virtues of medicinal plants, the mysteries of cup-and-ring stones and the magic of the alembic, a wide range of subjects awaits you along a 25 km path, to be explored by bike or on foot.

 

With Cynthia Mai Ammann, Graziella Antonini, Tomasz Fall, Yann Haeberlin, Yann Laubscher, Arthur Lehmann, Laurence Rasti, Virginie Rebetez, Alfio Tommasini and Laurence von der Weid.

 

More information on : https://palpfestival.ch/en/evenements/secrets-of-the-val-de-bagnes/

 

Photo credit:
© PALP Festival
© Laurence Rasti
© Yann Laubscher

© PALP Festival © Laurence Rasti © Yann Laubscher