Felicity Hammond Awarded BJP International Photography Award 2016

Juno Calypso and Felicity Hammond have been named the winners of British Journal of Photography’s International Photography Awards 2016.

Felicity Hammond was awarded the Single Image Award for Restore to Factory Settings, a large scale photographic collage C-type print.

Hammond’s image explores economic and social evolutions in London; a cityscape once defined by factories and industrial structures, now given over to the incredible demand for residential and office spaces.

Restore to Factory Settings © Felicity Hammond

Restore to Factory Settings, 2014 © Felicity Hammond

“In this work, the urban landscape has been dismembered, whilst at the same time it has gone through a process of careful reconstruction,” Hammond says. “The image explores the interplay between the past and the present. By engaging in the complexity of restoration, I’m exploring what I think are dystopian visions.”

The Royal College of Art graduate has previously been a finalist for the Catlin Art prize and Saatchi New Sensations. “Hammond’s marrying of concept and technique distinguished her from the rest,” says Tate Modern’s Emma Lewis. 

RCA Graduate Show, 2014

Installation view of Felicity Hammond’s RCA Graduate Show, 2014 © Steve White, 2015, courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

“We were interested in how she is working with a historical technique (cyanotype) but with a very contemporary sensibility in terms of thinking about the sculptural in photography (both in the content of the image and how the work physically occupies the space),” Lewis says. “This is a completely fresh approach to the traditional subject of the British post-industrial landscape.”

This year marks the 10th edition of the prize, which has previously been won by the likes of Chloe Dewe Mathews, Dominic Hawgood, Giulio di Sturco and Edmund Clark.

Calypso and Hammond will have their work exhibited at TJ Boulting from 25th February – 12th March 2016. The show will be printed and framed by Europe’s leading pro-lab, theprintspace. The pair will also have their work published by British Journal of Photography, and displayed on the WeTransfer homepage for four weeks in 2016. 

via: British Journal of Photography