Sunday, December 2, 2007

Jitka Hanzlová wins Paris Photo Prize

The 2007 BMW-Paris Photo Prize winner is Jitka Hanzlová. The award was presented in mid November at Paris Photo. A panel of prestigious international experts picked the winner from artists represented by Paris Photo 2007 participating galleries. This years theme was "Water, Origin of Life".

Photograph by Jitka Hanzlová
Untitled (Hungry Fish) 2004
2007 BMW-Paris Photo Prize winner

Czech artist Jitka Hanzlová was born in 1958, and currently lives in Germany. She's an internationally recognized photographer and her work has earned considerable acclaim. In 1993, she won the Otto Steinert Award. Her work is featured in internationally renowned collections and has been shown in important group exhibitions. Her winning photograph is from her series called "The Cotton Rose" and was taken in Japan. She is represented by the Kicken Gallery in Berlin.

Additional information about Jitka Hanzlová .

The BMW-Paris Photo Prize was launched four years ago to support and promote contemporary artists working in photography. It's open to living photographers represented by galleries participating in Paris Photo.

Previous Winners:
Mathieu Bernard-Reymond - 2006
Anthony Goicolea – 2005
Jules Spinatsch - 2004

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