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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/Flash Back: New Content

posted February 1, 2018 in Announcements, Flash Forward 2018

Flash Forward Flash Back

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.

The Magenta Foundation announces $10,000 grant with Flash Forward 2016

posted January 4, 2016 in Announcements, Flash Forward 2016

An Exploding Body I and II by Bryan Huynh (CA 2015 Winner)

The Magenta Foundation announces $10,000 grant with Flash Forward 2016

(TORONTO–JANUARY 4, 2016)

The Flash Forward Emerging Photographers Project Grant announced today by The Magenta Foundation is for all photographers who already meet the criteria of the Flash Forward program and need seed money to continue working on their projects. Interested and qualified emerging photographers need to apply for inclusion in Flash Forward 2016 by January 15, 2016

Magenta has always been proud of everything Flash Forward has accomplished for emerging artists. And now the trailblazing program continues to invest in artists who have talent and need support and encouragement to continue their work. The most lasting achievement of the program is all the talent that has come through in what we call The Flash Forward Family. These artists have built formidable careers—thanks to the launching pad nature of the program, which helps bring attention to the work they do. Artists such as Andrew Rowat, Donald Weber, Dominic Nahr, Simon Roberts, Melissa Gibson, Spencer Murphy, Matt Eich, Jenn Ackerman, Lucas Foglia and many, many others, are the true testament to this world-class program and how it has helped encourage and empower emerging artists at the beginning of their careers. Watching them grow and prosper has been a true honour.

The Flash Forward Emerging Photographer Project Grant is for all those artists who need the monetary funds to continue their projects, longer term, or to help them finish what they have been working on. This extended prizing is fully in line with Flash Forward’s original mandate to be a program that invests in artists, though recognition, publication, exhibitions, social media and acknowledgement in every possible way.

Follow this link to submit http://www.magentafoundation.org/flash-forward/. Everyone must fall under the criteria of Flash Forward. There will now be three prizes, plus a high-end publication, touring exhibitions, a festival in Boston and all the accolades that come from our program now and in the future.

We wish everyone the best of luck. Thank you for always inspiring us to work harder to bring your talent and work to a larger global audience.

Sincerely,
MaryAnn Camilleri

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Flash Forward Emerging Photographer Project Grant: $10,000

In the continuance of Flash Forward and its proactive leadership on artist encouragement and support, this grant will enable all photographers, in all mediums, to fulfill the goal of a larger scale of project. This monetary grant is for ALL photographers who need the essential seed money to work on long-term projects in progress.

Criteria

  • Money goes toward projects that are in progress and not completed.
  • Funds are to assist photographers and help them fulfill their vision.
  • All types of photography are welcome, including documentary, photojournalism, fine art, digital mixed-media, etc.
  • Also included in prizing is a chapter in the next Flash Forward publication. The selected winner of this grant and the work in progress will be highlighted.

How It Works

All photographers who submit to Flash Forward will be considered. Those who already submitted are also part of this award judging process.

Five semi finalists will be contacted and asked questions about their work, after which a winner will be chosen.

The competition catalogue will include a chapter dedicated to the selected project and its progress in the 2016 year and the following year.

Thank You

The Magenta Foundation would like to extend their gratitude to TD Bank Group for jumping into 2016 with us and helping us create another exciting opportunity for emerging photographers.

Call For Submissions: Flash Forward 2016 Photography Competition

posted October 27, 2015 in Flash Forward 2016

The Fabric of Space and Time, 2014 by Kevin Van Aelst (US)

Above: It’s the Flash Forward 2016 Call for Entries, starting now and going on until December 29, 2015!

Are you an emerging photographer? Do you know an emerging photographer you think should be recognized for their work? Then we invite you to submit your work or tell your eligible friends to submit theirs in our Flash Forward 2016 competition for emerging photographers. This is Year 12 of this renowned competition that is open to photographers working in Canada, the US and the UK who are 34 years of age or younger by the end of 2015. Head over to our website to get all the details about how to submit and our competition guidelines: magentafoundation.org/flash-forward.

There is a 1st place cash prize of $8,000 that will be awarded to the 2016 Bright Spark, an emerging photographer whose submitted body of work is identified by the jury as being extraordinarily accomplished.

The 2nd place winner will receive a $2,000 cash prize.

Air Canada enRoute Magazine will commission one of the Flash Forward winners for their magazine. Not only will their work get featured in the magazine, additional images will be exhibited as a solo exhibition during the Flash Forward Festival in Boston. This is NOT limited to 1st or 2nd place. This award is for any of the winners that are selected from the 2016 year in CAD, UK or US.

As we mentioned, Flash Forward is in its 12th year. Year 11 was Flash Forward 2015 which we recently celebrated with a book launch and exhibition at Division Gallery in Toronto. Come and have a look at our album of party photos and get your own copy of the publication here in our shop.  Right here we would like to say thanks to TD Bank Group, the Flash Forward Presenting Sponsor who helps to make this all possible.

Flash Forward 2015

Maybe we’ll see your work in our Flash Forward pages next year, but of course, not if you don’t submit! Don’t delay, the end of December will arrive sooner than you suspect.

Happy Halloween!