Andrea’s images of the Utøya survivors are presented on The New York Times Lens Blog. In the interview she telle about her experience from July 22nd and the project.
Andrea Gjestvang has won the FotoVisura Grant for outstanding Personal Photography Project with her series “One Day in History”. Fotovisura is an international self publishing community & resource center for art & documentary photography. The project is also a library and search engine for editors, curators, collectors and lovers of art and photography.
Andrea Gjestvang is the winner of L’Iris d’Or/Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year. Chair of the Honorary Jury, Catherine Chermayeff, Director of Special Projects at Magnum Photos, adds: “As the Jury Chairman I am delighted that Andrea Gjestvang has won the L’Iris d’Or prize. The entire jury was unanimous in selecting this body of work. “One Day in History” is a quiet, thoughtful and ultimately powerful voice for the children and survivors of the massacre in Norway. We were all moved by the dignity and beauty of these images.”
In total, there were more than 122,000 entries from 170 countries. Andrea collected her award plus prize money at a gala ceremony held in London on April 25th. All the winning images are exhibited at Somerset House in London until May 12th.
The launch of the first edition of the Norwegian Journal of Photography book is presented on the New York Times Lens Blog: Norway’s New Photographic Landscape.
Andrea Gjestvang won the Norwegian Picture of the Year Award. Her picture of Utøya survivor Ylva Schwenke was awarded the main prize in this year’s contest. Her series “One Day in History” won the Portrait series category. The award ceremony was hosted in Oslo by the Norwegian Press Photographers Association, and the jury consisted of Thomas Borberg, picture editor in the Danish newspaper Politiken, Marie von Krogh, picture editor in the Plot reportage magazine and Roger Turesson, photographer and former picture editor in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
Read about the picture on Foto.no (in Norwegian) and see all the winning images on Fotojournalisten.
Andrea is part of the program at the photo festival Dokfoto 2013 in Oslo. She is talking about her project One Day in History Sunday 24. February at 4 pm at Litteraturhuset. Other photographers at the festival are Mimi Chakarova, Sanna Sjösward, Thomas van Houtryve, Katharina Hesse, Helge Skodvin, Sebastian Liste, Paal Audestad and Mary Ellen Mark.