Wolf Suschitzky Prize 2021: Lea Abendstein / Mike Ying

Exhibition at the archive: 31 March – 26 May 2022

Lea Abendstein. Intermezzo. Photographic collage, 30 x 40 cm, 2020
Mike Ying. How did you find me 05: Portrait of Jamey, London, 2020. C-Print, 12x16 cm

Public Talk with the winners Lea Abendstein and Mike Ying
on Thursday, 7 April, 7 pm at the archive

 

Virtual Tour:
 

Shortlist:
Austria: Katharina Bayer, Maurizio Cirillo, Maximillian Schneller, Anny Wass. Great Britain: Bex Day, Maisie Hill, Les Monaghan, Michaela Ngyidaiova.
Four artists each from Great Britain and Austria were shortlisted by the jury and a selection of these works can be seen in the exhibition.

The "Wolf Suschitzky Photography Prize" was initiated by the "Austrian Cultural Forum London". The prize is named after the Austrian-born photographer Wolf Suschitzky, who was forced into exile in Britain in the 1930s. The photography prize takes this circumstance into account by selecting one British and one Austrian prize winner each by a top-class jury.

In April and May 2022, the Fotohof archiv will present the two prize winners: In dynamic portraits, Mike Ying (UK) shows the difficult situation of professional dancers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Lea Abendstein's (AT) multi-layered collages convey the inner world in the pandemic lockdown and the impact on everyday life, mental health and family structures.

Fotohof archiv is home to the estate of Wolf Suschitzky and therefore sees its responsibility not only in preserving the material legacy of Wolf Suschitzky, but also in conveying his non-material legacy and his approach to photography through this cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum London.
 

Exhibition at the Austrian Cultural Forum London:
https://www.acflondon.org/events/virtual-exhibition-wolf-suschitzky-photography-prize-2020/

 

Press Images / High Res. Downloads:

Press photos may be reproduced free of charge in conjunction with an exhibition notification or review. 
 

  • Lea Abendstein. Intermezzo. Photographic collage, 30 x 40 cm, 2020
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  • Mike Ying – How did you find me 05: Portrait of Jamey, London, 2020. C-Print, 12x16 cm
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