Hello Magenta Friends,
Hope this lovely month of May finds you well. Over here we have our biggest news of the year, the names of the winners of #FlashForward2018. Flash Forward 2018 is our emerging photographers’ competition, and this year to refresh, we’ve headed in a new direction by introducing 4 new Special Interest categories, as well as opening up the competition to emerging photographers around the world. The depth and breadth of talent amazed us, and on behalf of our esteemed jurors, we are so very honoured and pleased to name these winners.
Our Special Interest category winners are:
RACE ISSUES: Luisa Dorr
FEMALE IDENTIFYING PHOTOGRAPHERS: Nina Roeder
LGBTQ ISSUES: Jan Hoek
CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT: Nichole Sobecki
The above are the Special Interest category winners, however many more are named to the Flash Forward 2018 winners circle–100 of them. See the FULL LIST of winners at our website magentafoundation.org/flashforward. If you’re sharing this news on social media, please use the hashtag #FlashForward2018 and tag us! CONGRATS to all our worthy and impressive winners.
As ever, a big thanks is in order to our Presenting Sponsor, TD Bank Group.
Congrats to all!
Hello Magenta Friends,
In addition to releasing our big news about the winners of Flash Forward 2018, we’re also so pleased to share that our national newspaper in Canada, The Globe and Mail, has published a number of articles featuring our #FlashForward2018 winners and their important work. We encourage you to settle in with a drink and take the time to read and look through these articles and discover our Flash Forward 2018 winner and the amazing artists in our special interest categories.
One of our 100 Flash Forward 2018 Winners: “Through the Eyes of Saige Mukash”
Our Special Interest Categories:
“In Photos: Magenta Foundation, LGTBQ+”
“In Photos: Magenta Foundation, Climate Change”
“In Photos: Magenta Foundation, Racial Issues”
“In Photos: Magenta Foundation, Female Identifying”
We would love to hear what you think of these thought-provoking and inspiring articles. Please let us know on social media. On Twitter we’re at @magentaFDN and on Facebook we’re at facebook/themagentafoundation.
Hello Magenta Friends,
As you might recall some 6 months ago, we announced that Stage 1 of our new website Flash Forward/Flash Back was live. And we’ve been hard at work since, creating a space for inspiration and discussion.
We’re happy to announce that Laurence Butet-Roch is taking on the role of editor. Aside from continuing to celebrate the works of past and present winners, through profiles and highlights, the site will also host discussions with practitioners around questions relating to the medium and its usages. We will invite guest editors to present their coup de cœur, and lists some of the incredible new projects, commissions, exhibitions and publications.
New content will be added each week, starting with a look at four Flash Forward winners whose work touched on this year’s four special categories. Please come and join us in this exciting new direction at Flash Forward/Flash Back.
Thank you to Presenting Sponsor TD Bank Group for its help in all the areas of Flash Forward. And a thank you to everyone: our artists to our jurors, editors and friends. Have a great month!
Cut and Paste
Mon, Apr 23-Sat, Apr 28,
M-F: 9 am-10 pm, Sa and Su: 9 am-4 pm
Roundhouse Community Arts Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Celebration and Silent Auction
Sun, Apr 29, 2-4 pm
Facebook Evite: facebook.com/events/948064018681993/
Another year, another big celebration of Flash Forward Incubator, our groundbreaking arts education program for high school students. We would like to invite all of you in the Vancouver area to come out on April 29 to the Flash Forward Incubator exhibition and silent auction. Of course we can’t forget a big thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, TD Bank Group, for its support of this program and for helping us to make this happen.
This year we have partnered with Capture Photography Festival to present Cut and Paste to you, featuring a range of photography-based projects that explore the theme of cut and paste: the impact of cut and paste in our world today, the role that it has played in the history of art, and the social and psychological impact that a cut-and-paste world proposes. Please come out, have a good time with us, and support this program. Hope to see you there!
Hey Magenta Friends! You are cordially invited to the launch of our publication Sentimental by Michelle Groskopf on April 14! If you’re in the Los Angeles area, please come.
Book Launch and Opening
Sentimental by Michelle Groskopf
Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA)
April 14, 5pm – 8pm
ROW DTLA, 777 Alameda St., Bldg. M-2: Suite #132, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Please come and join us in celebrating the launch of Sentimental by Michelle Groskopf on April 14 with MOPLA. Sentimental is the first monograph by Michelle Groskopf.
“We tend to forget that most of life takes place up close, where we cross each other’s paths. When we frame that energy, we can marvel at its beauty. This is Los Angeles. This book is a map of my whims. It’s a diary, in memory of all the days I trotted half in love down the street,” says Michelle.
The work is from her life and the streets of Los Angeles, truly her love letter to the city and its people. Copies of Sentimental will be available for purchase and a book signing will take place from 6pm to 7pm. Thank you once again to all our amazing patrons who helped bring this important book to fruition on Kickstarter!
Kim Dorland, Same Old Future
Curated by Jean-Michel Othoniel,
7 March – 22 April 2018 at Arsenal Contemporary in New York City.
The Magenta Foundation and /edition Toronto are pleased to announce their latest catalogue, Kim Dorland’s Same Old Future, which is on now at Arsenal Contemporary in New York City.
“Same old future,” is among the declarations etched into the tree trunks which make up Kim Dorland’s forests. Skulls, phalluses, and nude women accompany these delinquent inscriptions – the kind of graffiti we imagine discovering on the walls of public bathrooms, polluting urban spaces and inhospitable domiciles, rather than inscribed on the edge of the forest. And so how does this thicket of woods become a returning point for the wanderer?
Dorland’s painted scapes are frontiers, warnings, thresholds. Scrawled in vivid colors, the wanderers’ forgotten proclamations point us away from an idealized natural world towards nature’s aggressive end. Dorland depicts, before all else, a passage from one stratum to another and, more specifically, the metamorphosis between urbanity and the ancestral forest.
You can buy the catalogue at editioneditions.com.