06.05.2023 - 24.06.2023
Harry Pennings Prize 2023
In 2023, the Pennings Foundation will celebrate its first lustrum and we will do so by organizing the Harry Pennings Prize. The Harry Pennings Prize will be awarded for the 6th time.
Sabine van Wechem
In 2023, the Pennings Foundation will celebrate its first lustrum and we will do so by organizing the Harry Pennings Prize. The prize is linked to the name of the founder of one of the first photo galleries in the Netherlands, and serves to give starting photographers a chance to distinguish themselves and to present themselves. The Harry Pennings Prize will be awarded for the 6th time.
We have asked a number of experts in the field of (art) photography to nominate candidates who have been trained at an art or photo academy and living in the Netherlands or Belgium. From the longlist of candidates, a jury has compiled a shortlist of nominees for the prize. The jury is formed by: Hendrik Driessen (former director of Museum De Pont), Roos Schouw (editor-in-chief Focus) and Martijn van de Griendt (photographer).
The nominees are: Bebe Blanco Agterberg, Wiosna van Bon, Eliza Bordeaux, Laura Chen, Jasper van den Ende, Julia Gat, Esther Hovers, Rick van der Klooster, Sabine van Wechem. The photography projects for which they have been selected will be shown in the group exhibition from 6 May to 24 June.
Visitors to the exhibition are invited to cast their vote for the public award.
View the exhibition here. A booklet will accompany the exhibition.
During the award ceremony on Saturday 10 June, the jury will announce the overall winner. The winner of the public award will also be announced.
The former Harry Pennings Award recipients are as follows: 2007, Renée van Trier; 2009, Wytske van Keulen; 2011, Awoiska van der Molen; 2015, Maroesjka Lavigne and in 2019, Marwan Bassiouni.