10.07.2024  •  Art NEWS

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The HASSELBLAD Masters Competition 2023 presents the winners with outstanding photo projects in the categories: Landscape, Architecture, Portrait, Street, and Art here on GoSee

HASSELBLAD is delighted to announce the six winning projects of the 2023 Hasselblad Masters competition in the categories Landscape, Architecture, Portrait, Art, Street and Project//21. Submitted to the competition were a total of 85,000 images from renowned industry professionals, emerging talent and photographers under the age of 21. Topics such as the creation of a sense of values and mirroring reality, as an opposite pole to AI, were found in almost all submissions.

They were chosen through a combination of a public vote and a professional grand jury comprised of internationally renowned experts. Stefan Jensen, photographer and curator at the Hasselblad Foundation and chair of the grand jury, tells us: “Being a jury member for the Hasselblad Masters competition has been both exciting and challenging – the level of quality reached by the submissions this year made it difficult to decide. A thematic concept that comes to mind when looking at the winning contributions is the creation of a sense of values. With one exception, each category contained photographs that met the criteria of the original definition – a subject in front of the camera. They range from documentary to staged images and collages, but what they have in common is that they are a reflection of reality. The artists of the competition, i.e., the photographers, enable viewers to understand and make sense of their environment in new ways, demonstrating the strength of photography in our day and age.”

LANDSCAPE winner Weimin Chu combines traditional landscapes in his images with contemporary developments in China. Chu creates a frame within a frame, connecting a view of the carriage interior with that of the outside landscape, inviting viewers to embark on a journey with the photographer through space and time. “These landscapes, with a touch of humanity, send me off on a journey to various different places. The color palette is soft and refined and extremely balanced,” says Anne Farrar, Assistant Managing Editor of Photography at National Geographic and a member of the grand jury.

Tiina Itkonen’s series, winner in the ARCHITECTURE category, documents the traditional lives of Inuit hunters and their families, who live in small wooden houses in remote parts of East and Northwest Greenland. Her images exemplify resilience and ingenuity in extreme conditions. “What I love about this series is the freedom to show the building in the context of the surroundings. There’s a softness to the palette which reflects the understated architecture amid the calm landscape,” says Anne Farrar, Assistant Managing Editor of Photography at National Geographic and member of the grand jury.

The series by Jan Pypers, the ART category winner, explores the lost bond between mankind and nature, inspired by traditional dioramas and modern depictions. By blending reality with surrealism, Pypers creates images that evoke curiosity and fascination – urging to reconnect with and respect the natural world. “The photographer skillfully balances what looks like a documentary scene with added elements that make us question their reality,” says Stefan Jensen, curator of the Hasselblad Foundation and chair of the grand jury.

Each winner is given the coveted title of Hasselblad Master and receives their own Hasselblad 100-megapixel mirrorless medium format camera, including two XCD Series lenses and a creative fund of EUR 5,000. They will participate in a collaborative project with Hasselblad and have the opportunity to be published in the commemorative Hasselblad Masters book and across all digital Hasselblad channels.
 

 
2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Landscape :  Weimin Chu (China)  'Tibetan Landscape from the Train Window'

2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Landscape : Weimin Chu (China) 'Tibetan Landscape from the Train Window'

 
2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Landscape :  Weimin Chu (China)  'Tibetan Landscape from the Train Window'

2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Landscape : Weimin Chu (China) 'Tibetan Landscape from the Train Window'

 
2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Landscape :  Weimin Chu (China)  'Tibetan Landscape from the Train Window'

2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Landscape : Weimin Chu (China) 'Tibetan Landscape from the Train Window'

 
2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Architecture : Tiina Itkonen (Finland) 'Home'

2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Architecture : Tiina Itkonen (Finland) 'Home'

 
2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Architecture : Tiina Itkonen (Finland) 'Home'

2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Architecture : Tiina Itkonen (Finland) 'Home'

 
2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Architecture : Tiina Itkonen (Finland) 'Home'

2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Architecture : Tiina Itkonen (Finland) 'Home'

 
2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Portrait : Panji Indra Permana (Indonesia) 'Bicycle street sellers of Jakarta'

2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Portrait : Panji Indra Permana (Indonesia) 'Bicycle street sellers of Jakarta'

 
2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Portrait : Panji Indra Permana (Indonesia) 'Bicycle street sellers of Jakarta'

2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Portrait : Panji Indra Permana (Indonesia) 'Bicycle street sellers of Jakarta'

 
2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Portrait : Panji Indra Permana (Indonesia) 'Bicycle street sellers of Jakarta'

2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Portrait : Panji Indra Permana (Indonesia) 'Bicycle street sellers of Jakarta'

 
2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Art :  Jan Pypers (Belgium)  Diorama

2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Art : Jan Pypers (Belgium) Diorama

 
2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Art :  Jan Pypers (Belgium)  Diorama

2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Art : Jan Pypers (Belgium) Diorama

 
2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Art :  Jan Pypers (Belgium)  Diorama

2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Art : Jan Pypers (Belgium) Diorama

 
2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Street Winner: Tom Pitts (United Kingdom) 'The Commute'

2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Street Winner: Tom Pitts (United Kingdom) 'The Commute'

 
2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Street Winner: Tom Pitts (United Kingdom) 'The Commute'

2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Street Winner: Tom Pitts (United Kingdom) 'The Commute'

 
2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Street Winner: Tom Pitts (United Kingdom) 'The Commute'

2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Street Winner: Tom Pitts (United Kingdom) 'The Commute'

 
2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners -  Project // 21 Winner: Efraïm Baaijens (Netherlands) 'Tiny Titans'

2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Project // 21 Winner: Efraïm Baaijens (Netherlands) 'Tiny Titans'

 
2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners -  Project // 21 Winner: Efraïm Baaijens (Netherlands) 'Tiny Titans'

2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Project // 21 Winner: Efraïm Baaijens (Netherlands) 'Tiny Titans'

 
2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners -  Project // 21 Winner: Efraïm Baaijens (Netherlands) 'Tiny Titans'

2023 Hasselblad Masters, Competition Winners - Project // 21 Winner: Efraïm Baaijens (Netherlands) 'Tiny Titans'

 
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