Celeste prize: Familydom winners

familydomeFamilydom winners

We are pleased to announce the names of the three photographers, winners of this year’s editon of Visibile White Photo Prize 2015: Monika Merva, Marcela Paniak and Natalia Wiernik, were chosen by prize curators Francesca Fabiani and Paul di Felice at a crowded, exhibition opening at the Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Florence, Italy, on Friday 15 May.

Winner Project Prize, 2,500 €
Marcela Paniak, Poland
Draft Book – http://www.celesteprize.com/artwork/ido:326981/
My parents have immortalized their story themselves through the production of photographs, drawings and writings of the entire period of their life. They left few traces that testify to their presence. My job is to stop time, so this project is an attempt to capture memories and to not let them be forgotten.

Winner Runner Up Project Prize, 1,500 €
Natalia Wiernik, Poland
The Protagonists – http://www.celesteprize.com/artwork/ido:326422/
In the same way as the boundaries of tolerance grow, the notion of family escapes the limitations of one simple definition. More and more frequently, relations are formed not on the basis of blood ties but based on similarities. These can stem from corresponding experience, shared values or emotional closeness.

Winner Single Work Prize, 1,000 €
Monika Merva, USA
Doki – http://www.celesteprize.com/artwork/ido:326376/
A portrait of my great aunt in Budapest. She was 89 years old and going blind. She died in 2011.

The exhibition Familydom is open until 6 June, FSM gallery, via San Zanobi 19r, Florence, Italy.

The Celeste team
Tel. +39 0577 1521988

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