April 2022 Exhibition: International Women in Photo Award 2022
April 4 - May 6, 2022
© Scattered Memories of a Distorted Future Maryam Firuzi (Iran)
The International Women in Photo Association (IWPA) addresses issues of gender equality in and through photography, aiming to promote women's voices by providing visibility to female photographers and the stories they have to tell.
Running from September 1st to October 31st, 2021, the Open Call for the 6th edition of the IWPA Award 2022 reached a final count of over 750 submissions from a record number of 95 countries, representing all continents. With a considerable increase of submissions from Asia, Africa and the Middle-East, IWPA made an important step towards the promotion of women visual storytellers of all origins while sharing with global audiences diverse stories about the realities of men and women of our planet.
An international jury of eminent personalities of the world of photography awarded 11 artists. IWPA is pleased to present the best female talents of the IWPA Award 2022.
Laureate: Maryam Firuzi (Iran)
Finalists: Lenka Klicperová (Czech Republic), Irina Werning (Argentina),
Simona Bonanno (Italy), Huda Abdulmughni (Kuwait), Natela Grigalashvili (Georgia)
Solidarity Award: Greta Rico (Mexico)
Canon Discovery: Eugénie Baccot (France)
IWPA Mention: Ana Elisa Sotelo (Peru)
Instituto Cervantes Discovery: Gala Font De Mora (Spain)
KG+ Discovery: Maki Hayashida (Japan)
The complete series by the laureates are available at https://iwpa.fr
A Zoom event is planned for Tuesday, Apr. 19, 7-8pm (JST) where some of the laureates from around the world will join online for a discussion on their work.
IWPA would like to express its gratitude to Leica Camera Japan Co., Ltd. for their invaluable support in making this exhibition possible.
Bruce Osborn / FCCJ Exhibition Chair