Flash Forward 2018 Winners Announced!

posted May 8, 2018 in Announcements, Flash Forward 2018

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!

Flash Forward 2018 and The Globe and Mail Newspaper

posted May 8, 2018 in Announcements, Flash Forward 2018

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.

Flash Forward/Flash Back News

posted May 7, 2018 in Flash Forward 2018, Flash Forward Flash Back

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!

Flash Forward Incubator In Vancouver With Capture Photography Festival

posted March 26, 2018 in Announcements, Flash Forward 2018, Incubator

Art by Kenisha Anderson

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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!

Flash Forward/Flash Back: New Content

posted February 1, 2018 in Announcements, Flash Forward 2018

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More great news about our newest platform. As we have mentioned in previous newsletters (and above), we are continuing to add to the dedicated Flash Forward/Flash Back site with results that are both compelling and exciting.

What have our past grant winners been working on? Find out as we catch up with 2016 Flash Forward Project Grant Winner Jake Naughton (Dual Shadows), and 2017 Project Grant Winner Maya Fuhr (Malleable Privilege). We also feature 2018 entry highlights, and a selection of past winners. Do have a look and let us know what you think.

Flash Forward 2018: Thank You!

posted February 1, 2018 in Flash Forward 2018

Eustache Seke in Vivienne Westwood, London (2016) by Alice Mann

Happy February, Magenta friends!

The entry period for Flash Forward 2018 Emerging Artists’ Competition is now closed. We would like to thank every photographer who submitted to this competition. In addition, we would also like to extend our sincere thanks to the jury who helped us spread the call far and wide.

The results of the competition will be announced early May. In the meantime, please do visit our new dedicated website to all Flash Forward photographers: flashforwardflashback.com.

Flash Forward Flash Back: Our New Website is LIVE

posted December 15, 2017 in Announcements, Flash Forward 2018, Flash Forward Flash Back

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We are so happy to announce this. Stage 1 of Flash Forward Flash Back is now live! There is much more to come in the days and months ahead, but for now, please enjoy the past and present winners of the Flash Forward Competition as we showcase their stories on our new platform here: flashforwardflashback.com.

Also DO pay attention to all the early bird entries for this years 2018 competition. We will highlight some very special entries, such as Kirsten Leah Bitzer’s, over here: flashforwardflashback.com/flash-forward-2018-best-entries.

And a special note from all of us at The Magenta Foundation… We want to wish everyone a very safe and happy holiday season with all the very best for 2018. Let’s all step in the right direction and make positive changes to the world by being kind and thoughtful to everyone we meet. See you in 2018!

New Flash Forward Website!

posted November 24, 2017 in Announcements, Flash Forward 2018

Hello Magenta friends! Flash Forward is not just changing in terms of submissions and guidelines and overall direction, it’s also changing online as well, in keeping with our new direction for 2018.

Next week a revamped website launches and we hope you return to our website to check it out. We’ll be unveiling a new platform with a new way of seeing the work of past and present Flash Forward photographers. Please do reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter to let us know what you think, we’d love to hear from you on social media.

Flash Forward 2018 Call For Submissions

posted November 22, 2017 in Announcements, Flash Forward 2018

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Call for submissions is open! As of now, the Flash Forward Emerging Photographers Competition is open for submissions. Times are changing, and so are we. As mentioned previously, we’re embarking upon an important new direction this year. The competition is now open to photographers anywhere in the world. We’re also announcing 4 additional areas of special interest: Racial Issues, Climate and the Environment, LGBTQ Issues, Female-identifying Photographers. This open call for submissions ends January 15, 2018. Of note:

– Open to all photographers around the world.
– Applicants must be 34 years-of-age or under as of December 31, 2017.
– The submission fee is $25 USD.
Please review all submission guidelines and upload instructions before you submit your work: magentafoundation.org/flash-forward.

“This is a big deal,” said FFOTOIMAGE when they shared our news on Facebook, and we are confident you’ll agree. Please don’t hesitate to share and submit.

Flash Forward 2018’s New Direction

posted November 9, 2017 in Announcements, Flash Forward 2018

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Hello Magenta friends!

As we’ve shared before, there will be big changes for the next Flash Forward Emerging Artists’ Competition. We’re pleased to announce them here in further detail:

When the Flash Forward Emerging Artists’ Competition first began 13 years ago, the intention was to support and encourage emerging photographers in Canada and stack them up against their counterparts in the U.S. and U.K. to show that there was a group of talented voices not getting the exposure it deserved.

As we enter our 14th year, we are seeing a growing shift in perspective: The work of these young people is being taken seriously throughout the industry, as gallerists, art buyers and photo editors realize that this younger generation is better suited to tell the stories that speak to their peer group. You only need to look to the explosion of Instagram and the talent-mining that routinely happens there for major campaigns to see the change.

Because of this and in the spirit of standing up for under-served artists focusing on the major issues of our time, The Magenta Foundation is announcing a big change for Flash Forward.

Flash Forward 2018 will be a competition for ALL emerging photographers 34 years-of-age or under from all over the world in all forms of photography. It will have something for everyone in all ways the medium is represented today and introduce four important special-interest topics:

1] Racial Issues
2] Climate and the Environment
3] LGBTQ Issues
4] Female-identifying Photographers

The new Flash Forward awards will now include book awards as part of the yearly award: one large compendium of the 100 winners from the year and four artist catalogues, one for each special-interest focus. The competition will also have more ways to showcase the work submitted, thereby increasing the audience. Special guest editors will also be part of our exciting program revision. All the work will be seen on the new Flash Forward/ Flash Back website launching November 20th.

With this change in focus and these additional book awards, Magenta can start conversations that promote awareness, engagement, education and acceptance worldwide. We will create an expansive visual language base, supporting the work of artists who are doing all they can to make the world a better place—while showcasing and celebrating emerging talent in all its forms.

The new Flash Forward will be called: Flash Forward: Canada and the World.

As always, thank you for your support, and we look forward to this year’s reinvigorated competition and hope you do too.