Pilar Citoler Prize Award Winner
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Karen Knorr ( Born in Frankfurt,Germany)American(Puerto Rico) British resident, has been awarded the fifth International Photography Prize of Photography Pilar Citoler. The prize includes an award of 15,000 Euros, a monographic publication and an exhibition in 2012 . The work “ Flight to Freedom” was supported by the jury which included he photographer Jose Manuel Ballester, the curators Afonso de la Torre and Jaime Brihuega, the gallerist Pilar Serra, the director of Madrid Foto, Giuletta Speranza and Juan del Junco , the previous prize winner.
The photograph “ Flight to Freedom” was presented in the Press Room of the Rectorate of the University of Cordoba in presence of the rector Jose Manuel Rolda Nogueras, the collector Pilar Citoler, the president of the bank Caja Rural, Manuel Enriquez Garcia, the deputy of culture, Jose Mariscal; the deputy mayor of the environment of the Cordoba , Francisco Javier Cobos Rojas; and the director of the Rabanales XXI Project Rocio Munoz Benito.
The Fifth edition of the prize which was launched at Paris Photo included 172 photographic works. In the past 10 photographers were selected from which the winner is chosen. On this occasion because of the high standard of work submitted a secret ballot was taken and the jury decision was unanimous .The winning work by Karen Knorr was realized in 2010 using digital photography printed on Hannemuhle Fine art archival paper and measures 122 X 152 cms / 48 “ X 60 “. The jury valued the trajectory of the artist and remarked that this was photography “ capable of referring to an exoticism devoid of frivolity,creating a singular reading that inscribes itself totally in modernity.” It was noted that the work “rescues poetry from the chromatic semitones of symbolism , giving the work a convincing spatial vigor “ The work also incribes itself in a series India Song, produced in India which is “ rich and coherent”
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