PANEL DISCUSSION (Zoom Event): Full Exposure: International Women in Photo Awards
Tamara Eckhardt, Finalist, Germany, The Children of Carrowbrowne
Ana Maria Arevalo Gosen, Finalist, Spain, Dias Eternos ("Eternal Days")
Dina Oganova, Finalist, Georgia, Me Too
Mara Sanchez Renero, Laureate, Mexico, Ilukiak ("Close to the Sky")
Rosa Rodriguez, Sustainability Award, Spain, White Line
Livia Saavedra, Discovery Award, France/Argentina, Ebola in Time of War
Marta Zgierska, Finalist, Poland, Votive Figure
Opening remarks: Laure Parise, IWPA Director, France
Moderator: Ilgin Yorulmaz (FCCJ Secretary and Diversity Committee Co-chair; BBC World Turkish reporter)
17:00-18:00, Monday, February 8, 2021
(The panel and Q & A will be in English.)
At a time when major exhibitions worldwide have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the FCCJ is pleased to present for the first time in public a selection of photographs from the 2020 International Women in Photo Awards (IWPA) finalists, as well as special award winners, in an exhibition from Feb 6 to March 5. The full series of the best photographers, their statements, interviews, and a virtual tour can be seen online at https://iwpa.fr.
Separately, a panel discussion titled "Full Exposure" was organized by the FCCJ Diversity Committee on February 8th to mark the exhibition launch, where the IWPA finalists and special award winners talked about their work and the difficulties they face as women photographers documenting such issues as injustice, economic hardship, sexual harassment, oppression, identity, and both natural and man-made crises. You can watch the panel video on the FCCJ's YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/ABkZXRBkXwo
FCCJ Exhibition Committee
FCCJ Diversity Committee
The International Women in Photo Association (IWPA) is a French non-profit group that aims to give more visibility to women photographers of all origins and nationalities, and promote global parity and equality through photography. Its showcase event is the IWPA Award, a photography competition that is followed by exhibitions of the winning entries in major cities across the Middle East, Asia And Europe. The winners last year were chosen by an international jury from 650 submissions from 70 countries across six continents.
At a time when IWPA exhibitions worldwide have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the FCCJ is pleased to present for the first time in public a selection of photographs from the 2020 finalists, as well as special award winners, in an exhibition from Feb 6 to March 5. The full series of the best photographers, as well as their statements, interviews, and a virtual tour can be seen online at https://iwpa.fr.
In a panel discussion to mark the exhibition launch, the IWPA Award Laureate, finalists and special award winners will talk about their work and the difficulties they face as a woman photographer documenting such issues as injustice, economic hardship, sexual harassment, oppression, identity, and both natural and man-made crises.
Tamara Eckhardt is a German documentary photographer and artist studying at Ostkreuzschule in Berlin. Tamara documents children and youth growing up in marginalized social groups and minorities. Her series Children of Carrowbrowne gives an intimate insight into the hostile conditions faced by children in an Irish traveler community.
Ana Maria Arevalo Gosen is a National Geographic Explorer, a member of Ayün Fotógrafas, and a visual storyteller from Venezuela. For her long-term project Dias Eternos ("Eternal Days"), she photographed for two years women in preventive detention centers and prisons in Venezuela.
Dina Oganova is a freelance documentary photographer working on projects mostly in Georgia and former Soviet republics. In 2015, Dina was named among the world's 30 best emerging photographers under 30. In 2019, she and a fellow photographer won the best documentary book of the year with their work sHERoes. In Me Too, she turns her lens to the exterior and interior spaces of sexual violence and tense silence.
Mara Sanchez Renero, from Mexico, is the IWPA 2020 laureate. Titled Iluikak ("Close to the Sky" in Nahuati), her work tracks the Nahuas indigenous people in Veracruz, Mexico, who have become immigrants in their own lands due to worsening socio-economic conditions. Mara has been published and reviewed by CNN, The New York Times, and photography magazines around the world.
Rosa Rodriguez is a Spanish artistic documentary photographer, who is interested in the influence of traditions and the society on mankind. From 2016 to 2019, she traveled to one of the most inhospitable and threatened areas of our planet – the Arctic – to meet the Inuit, the Nenets and the Sami, to create the project White Line.
Livia Saavedra is a French/Argentinian documentary photographer. She has photographed the war in Colombia; refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan and Chios, Greece; and Ebola survivors in Democratic Republic of Congo, which became the basis of her work Ebola in Time of War.
Marta Zgierska was born in Poland. She was named one of Lens Culture's Top 50 Emerging Talents in 2015 and was the 2019 Artist of the Year at the DongGang International Photo Festival in South Korea. After she was injured in a serious car accident, Marta developed the Votive Figure series, whereby she stages her own body and denounces both the cult and oppression of the female body by contemporary society.
Laure Parise is an art and culture entrepreneur from France. She started her first web agency 20 years ago, and has worked at L'Oréal, trend agencies, art fairs and trade organizations across five countries. She is co-director of the IWPA, and co-founder of Antidote art.design, an online platform that represents talented artists and designers with a special focus on the Middle East and South East Asia.
Panelist lineup may change subject to the coronavirus pandemic.
How to attend:
This event will be held on Zoom. Please use the following link to access from 4:55 pm onwards:
Meeting ID: 840 5259 4923 Passcode: 109380
How to ask questions: https://forms.gle/x4XoCm6cmk3nxyKcA
Members watching the event online can submit questions for the speakers in advance using this submission form (English)
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