1st Prize | Photo of the Year 2020
Hilary Sample, Achitect, Partner, MOS , USA
Louise Wolthers, PhD, Head of Research and Curator at Hasselblad Foundation, Sweden
Torben Nielsen, Rector, Aarch, Denmark
From the jury: "An unanimous jury chose ´Electronic Contact´ as this year’s winner of Photo Of The Year. The five black and white photos create a narrative that beautifully visualize the current state of living, where lack of proximity and consequences of social distancing – especially for the elderly – are prevalent. With a sharp eye for details and spaces the photographer composes a both poignant and poetic, realistic and respectful portrait of an elderly woman, who seems to be isolated in her home. The camera connects her embodied presence and traces of her personal life with the electronic devises that serve as different kinds of life lines. The series is a remarkable example of architectural photography, with original angles and strong composition, which elegantly includes architectural elements like plan, section and detail – of human life. Each photograph holds an aesthetic and atmospheric density that opens for further interpretation and the series stays with the viewer for a long time."
Station Service by Jean-François Zevaco
The modern city was designed for the automobile, and the gas station is its emblem. The while tiles perfectly frame the remnant of a primeval landscape.