Hello Magenta Friends,
We hope you’ve been staying tuned to Flash Forward/Flash Back, our engaging new platform under the direction of editor Laurence Butet-Roch. Each week we post new content, from conversations by Flash Forward artists, to in-depth looks at important work.
“I’ve modelled the Flash Forward Flash Back website along the lines of my real-life encounters with fellow photographers, editors and academics. Those conversations often lead to the discovery of new work and new artists, the recommendations of shows to attend and books to purchase, and discussions about approach, ethics, representation and responsibility,” says Butet-Roch. You can read her full editor’s letter here.
Don’t miss one of the most recent roundtable posts that poses one of photography’s most challenging questions: How do artists honour the dignity of those they are representing?
Let us know what you think, we’re on Twitter at @MagentaFDN and Facebook as
Hello Magenta Friends!
This year’s new direction for the Flash Forward award brought us new friends, more audience and many accolades to help us celebrate all the amazing talent we see in the competition each year. We are busy behind the scenes creating the publication of the TOP 100 photographers, selected by the jurors, from this year’s Flash Forward 2018.
This year’s foreword text will be written by Chloe Coleman, Photo Editor at Washington Post.
The special interest categories; RACE, LGBTQ, CLIMATE AND FEMALE-IDENTIFYING will have their own little artist books produced by our new partner Anteism Publishing. Both sets of books are underway. All books will be launched at our Edition Toronto art book fair this October. At this time we would like to thank our Presenting Sponsor, TD Bank Group.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.