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March 12, 2013
Swiss photography duo wins € 20.000 prize
Potsdammer, 2011 © Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs
The photographic team of Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs (both born in Switzerland, 1979) were chosen as the winners of the Foam Paul Huf Award 2013. The € 20.000 prize is award each year to a photography talent under 35 years old, and it also includes a project with Foam in Amsterdam.
The jury stated:
"Our shortlist consisted of a select group representing a variety of approaches, from contemporary docu-graphic to conceptual and fine-art practices. In the work of artistic collaborators Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs we see a playfulness and depth that touches upon the very DNA of photography. We happily confer this prize on them unanimously."
Darius Himes, chairman of the jury noted:
"As illusionists intent on pushing against the boundaries of the medium, Onorato and Krebs skillfully engage their audiences and convey some of the magic that lies at the core of photographic image-making."
Discover more of the winners' work at their website: www.tonk.ch.
Marzahn, 2009 © Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs
Spins 1, 2012 © Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs
Spins 2, 2012 © Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs
Spins 3, 2012 © Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs
Spins 4, 2012 © Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs