March 29, 2021
The ING Talent Award offers emerging, talented photographers in Europe a platform for showing their own work to an international audience. The five photographers who have made it to the final of this eighth edition are Alina Frieske (1994, Germany), Camilla Ferrari (1992, Italy), Esther Hovers (1991, the Netherlands), Etienne Courtois (1969, Belgium), and Ire Lenes (1981, Spain). The finalists will be coached by the famous American photographer Alec Soth and have been nominated by experts affiliated with Futures, the photography platform for emerging European photography talent. The Award Ceremony will take place on Wednesday 2 June and can be followed online.
The talents will take part in an intensive three-month coaching programme and create new work for the ING Collection. They will be working with the theme ‘Resilience, a personal story’, a subject relevant to these challenging times in which an extra dose of resilience is required from us all. The winner of the ING Talent Award 2021 will be selected by an international jury consisting of, among others, Alessia Glaviano (senior photo editior of Vogue Italia, L’Uomo Vogue), author, art critic and curator Hans den Hartog Jager, Sanne ten Brink (head curator ING Collection), and the American visual artist and writer Roni Horn. The winner of the professional jury Award will receive € 10,000. The winner of the Public Award will be invited to create new work for the ING Collection. The finalists’ work is exhibited at the Kunsthal from 27 May up to, and including 19 September. Soon you will read more about how to vote for the public price.