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Syngenta Photography Award at Somerset House

Copyright: Jan Brykczynski Sputnik Photos, The Syngenta Photography Award 2013 (cropped)

  The winners of the first Syngenta Photography Award were announced this month at a ceremony at Somerset House on 16 May. All six finalists came to London, travelling from Brazil, Mexico, USA, Poland and the Ukraine. The announcement coincided with a short exhibition showcasing the work of the finalists and the best of the entries from photographers from around the world, brilliantly highlighting the themes of this year’s award: ‘rural-urban’. Jan Brykcznynski from Poland was announced as the overall winner of the professional commission for his series documenting an isolated community in Iceland. He who will now go on to complete a fully funded photography project. Although no longer at Somerset House the exhibition can be viewed online at http://ruralurban.syngentaphoto.com

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