Born in 2006, The F Award is a biennial international award for concerned photography launched by Fabrica, the Benetton Group’s communication research center and Forma, Centro Internazionale di Fotografia (international photography center).
The F Award aims to involve photographers from all over the world.
The F Award aims to award photography that documents and criticizes, that tells a story: dramas, struggles, abused rights, but also dignity; pain and consolation, desperation and hope; the loss of everything and the triumph of life’s new possibilities and lastly the things that people do to face all of this. In a word, life.
The F Award aims to promote photography as a means of transmitting information and creating awareness. Without photography what would we know of hunger in the world, of the likely outcome of every war, of the living conditions of “the other half” to quote the work of one of concerned photography’s pioneers?
The F Award is inspired by the following words, published in 1972 by Cornell Capa: “They are concerned photographers. They take sides. They are people who wanted to show things that had to be corrected…wanted to show things that had to be appreciated”. The Concerned Photographer, Editor Cornell Capa, Grossman 1972
The winner of the F Award gets a contribution of euro 20.000 and the possibility of publishing a book.
A special section, F25, for photographers under 25 will see the winner awarded with a one year scholarship in Fabrica’s photography area.
The fourth edition of the F Award will be in 2012.
For further information:
Fabrica Press Office
Forma Press Office