Flash Forward Festival
The Magenta Foundation's excellent, first Flash Forward Festival featured lots and lots of exciting exhibitions of emerging photographers from Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Artists included Melinda Gibson (her photo shown here), Alinka Echeverria, Jason Larkin,Tom Hull, Ayoung Kim, Anja Schaffner, Toby Smith, Karen Asher, Alyssa Bistonath, Kotama Bouabane, Philip Cheung, Jinyoung Kim, Jason Andrew, S. Billie Mandle, Sarah Small, Magda Biernat, Katrina d’Autremont, Jonathan Gitelson, Jonathan Hanson, Gabriela Herman, Jowhara AlSaud, and Kevin Van Aelst.
The Flash Forward Festival was an extension of The Magenta Foundation’s successful annual emerging photographers competition, Flash Forward. The competition was established as a platform to promote emerging artists and has positioned itself as the critically important vanguard for introducing international emerging talent to a global audience.
The biennial festival provided an in-depth experience for emerging photographers through educational and networking opportunities including events with collectors/arts enthusiasts and industry professionals (academics, gallerists, media/art directors and photo editors). The festival included five curated exhibitions — representing the three host countries plus one guest country invited to showcase their best emerging photographers — as well as workshops, a lecture series, nightly events, an art fair and a major closing event that was filmed and transmitted globally.
– Text courtesy of The Flash Forward Festival 2010 and The Magenta Foundation.
See the photographs and accompanying artists' statements that won prizes in the 2009 Single Image category.
Last year, these 21 new & emerging talents were selected from hundreds of serious photographers who sent in their work from 43 countries. Explore and enjoy!
These fields of color originate in sea and sky and horizon line, imbued with the emotion of raw beautiful nature, turned completely upside down to heighten the magical effect of rare light-soaked moments.
re-traces the steps of his mother's life travels from China to Hong Kong to England. This family history is told through a deft mixture of old family photos, oral history, and new photos of the places that were significant in her past, but shown as they are today.