Contemporary photography space House of Lucie in Budapest launched “Best of Show” exhibition showcasing the extraordinary work of the International Photography Awards (IPA) 2020 category winners and a special curated selection of winning images by esteemed photography curator, editor and publisher, Anne Morin.
Sharing some of her thoughts on her selection, Anne Morin said: “Bringing together photographs in the form of an exhibition is above all to give free rein to one’s sensitivity, and it is this sensitivity that makes a certain typology visible and creates a clearly defined order and logic. An exhibition contains its own dialectical movements, which together tell a story. I conceived this “Best of Show” exhibition as an exquisite corpse, this literary game invented by the Surrealists at the beginning of the 20th century, and of which Georges Bataille will say “it is the most perfect illustration of the spirit.”
Due to the current situation, virtual experiences are taking on a whole new dimension and House of Lucie wanted to take advantage of this: even though photographers and art lovers won’t be able to attend the exhibition opening in person this year, the IPA is offering a virtual view of its “Best of Show” and some of the best photography work of emerging and established artists. The works move the viewer on a primal, deep level, the emotions and stories conveyed by the images are nothing short of extraordinary.
The exhibition can be virtually viewed at photoawards.com/bestofshow2020.
IPA 2020 “Best of Show” Photographers are:
Curated selection: Xiaopeng Liu, Wei Fu, Chloe Meynier, Jasper Goodall, Michaela Salvo, Mariano Belmar Torrecilla, Hossein Fardinfard, Rebecca Moseman, Marcello Vigoni, Petra Barth, Leo Fellner, Jamie Johnson, Midhat Poturovic, Sandro Miller, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Beatrice Heydiri.
Category Winners: Rebeka Legovic, F. Dilek Uyar, Chloe Meynier, Hossein Fardinfard, Elena Litvinova, Peter Li, Teodelina Detry, Wei Fu, Nicolo Filippo Rosso, babak mehrafshar, Aaron Chuo, Augusto Bartelle, Simone Francescangeli, Mike Dodd, Paulius Makauskas, Jesús M.Chamizo, Tim Evans, Katja Ogrin, Sebastian Copeland, Kiran Ridley, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Brian Hodges, Ari Rex, Howard Schatz, Iwona Podlasinska, Sawyer Russel.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, the International Photography Awards is one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today.