Congratulations to Dayanita Singh who has been awarded the 2022 Hasselblad Award.
Dayanita Singh lives in New Delhi and is the first laureate from South Asia as well as the first to receive the new prize sum of SEK 2,000,000. The award ceremony will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden on the 14th of October 2022. On the same day an exhibition with a selection of Dayanita Singh’s signature works will open at the Hasselblad Center and a publication about the artist, including a newly written essay by the Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk, will be released.
'I can hardly believe this is true, I feel honoured and humbled to receive this award from the Hasselblad Foundation. For years I had wanted to teach a class called "Dancing with my Hasselblad". And now to have this award as well as be in the esteemed company of previous awardees is beyond my imagination. I accept this award on behalf of my book objects and mobile museums.'
The jury behind the 2022 Hasselblad Award:
The Hasselblad Award Jury which submitted its proposal to the Hasselblad Foundation’s Board of Directors, consisted of:
Jury Chair, independent curator, editor, and publisher, USA
Executive Director and Chief Curator, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, South Africa
Photographer, Hasselblad Award Winner 1994, USA
Professor, Associate Dean of Research and Innovation, School of Art RMIT University Melbourne, Australia
Photo Historian, Curator, Director TurmericEarth Art Projects, India
About the Hasselblad Award
The Hasselblad Award is an international photography prize and was awarded for the first time in 1980 to the Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson. Since then it has been presented annually, with the exception of 1983 and 2021.
The Hasselblad Award is granted to “a photographer recognized for major achievements”, as stated in the last will and testament of Erna and Victor Hasselblad.
From 2022 the award comprises the sum of SEK 2,000,000, a gold medal and a diploma. The winner of the award is usually announced around 8th of March, the birthday of Victor Hasselblad.