February 11 – March 21, 1993
The works of 58 nominated artists from Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States were juried for the 1993 Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Photography Awards. The jurors were Charles Stainback, then Associate Director of Exhibitions and Curator of Video and Media Programs at the International Center for Photography (New York, NY); Sylvia Wolf, then Assistant Curator of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago, and now, Adjunct Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY); and Helaine Posner, then Curator at the M.I.T. List Visual Arts Center (Cambridge, MA), and now, independent curator.
The 1993 Award winners were:
Gianantonio Battistella (Italy)
Holding a degree in Architecture, Battistella collaborated on a research project on the representation of building space and urban landscapes. His “Medieval Walls” are textural studies focusing on the ravages of time and the elements on these structures.
Knut-Wolfgang Maron (Germany)
Maron’s purposefully washed out “Bilder über Landschaften” (Landscape Pictures) are enigmatic and transcendent. He is concerned with the creation of an aura and a spiritual representation of the land.
Olivier Richon (England)
Richon’s richly finished images are witty and seductive commentaries on the biases of cultural and artistic and production in Europe. In his series, Richon stages humorous recreations of Baroque masterpieces and combines ironic aestheticism with historical reference. For the 1993 Godowsky award, Richon was recognized for outstanding achievement in the use of Kodachrome film.
Paul Seawright (Northern Ireland)
Seawright’s images bear witness to the division and strife in Ireland. He documents political pageantry and rituals dating back to the 1690s; in this series, he investigates the dress and parades of the Orange Order, a Protestant religious and political organization.
Jem Southam (England)
Southam investigates the relationship between the environment and human activity. In his series “Raft of Carrots,” his starting point was the notion of “Dominion,” as referred to in the first chapter of Genesis. By discovering and photographing situations, or “points in a story,” while walking in the southwest of England, he raises questions about the state of the earth.
1993 Award Winners
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