In 2021, Pink Woman® Meals Photographer of the 12 months was honoured to introduce the Claire Aho Award for Girls Photographers, in reminiscence of Finland’s biggest ladies photographer.
In an thrilling growth for this 12 months’s competitors, the 2022 winner of The Claire Aho Award for Girls Photographer will obtain an unique journey to Finland courtesy of VisitFinland.
We spoke with VisitFinland to study extra in regards to the significance of meals and pictures within the area. They shared with us why this particular award is so vital to them.
As we welcome this 12 months’s entries, we needed to share extra in regards to the award and look again on the unimaginable photographs from final 12 months to encourage.
An Introduction – Claire Aho Award for Girls Photographers
Claire Aho, 1925-2015, was born into one among Finland’s biggest cultural and inventive dynasties. Given her first digicam on the age of 10, she was a trailblazer in some ways – as a lady working as a industrial photographer from the late Forties at a time when nearly no ladies have been working on this area, in her use of color pictures and in her distinctive photographic mix of favor, wit and vitality.
‘The primary time Jussi and I spoke on the cellphone, we talked for nearly an hour. Then he flew from Stockholm to London to debate it additional. I used to be thrilled when he informed me the Basis was glad for us to create the Award in his mom’s reminiscence. I ought to like to have recognized her, however I hope and consider it is a becoming approach to have a good time her life and achievements.’ – Caroline Kenyon, Director, Pink Woman® Meals Photographer of the 12 months.’
The Claire Aho Award for Girls Photographers is meant to each have a good time and encourage all ladies photographers. Girls photographers around the globe, of all ages, and whether or not novice or skilled, are invited to submit photographs to this particular Award. Entries could present meals and the way it touches our lives in any setting, from studio pictures to reportage.
Jussi Brofeldt, Claire Aho’s son and Chairman of Aho & Soldan Picture and Movie Basis kindly shared with us his recollections of Claire, and extra of her inspirational pictures…
Be taught extra about this particular award, and the story behind it in our ‘Inspiring Girls Photographers’ Weblog.
Jussi can also be a member of our distinguished judging panel for this particular award. We’re inviting ladies photographers around the globe, of all ages, and whether or not novice or skilled, to submit photographs to this particular Award.
Claire Aho Award for Girls Photographers in affiliation with Go to Finland
Claire Aho was a trailblazer in so some ways. How has pictures and meals touched Finland over time?
‘Often known as the Grand previous girl of Finnish Pictures, Claire Aho has left a major imprint on the Finnish pictures and artwork world. The legacy of her pictures, distinctive outlook on life and ground-breaking profession as one of many world’s first skilled feminine photographers will stay on and proceed to encourage future generations.
In recent times, Finland – and notably Helsinki – have turn out to be extra revered and recognised as a number one foodie vacation spot. Foraging for meals can also be a long-held custom in Finland and with its Everymans’s Rights, anybody residing or visiting Finland has the liberty to roam in nature, forage and revel in outside pursuits no matter who owns or occupies an space. This additionally implies that it’s simple for Finns to eat native and create a constructive change by lowering the general environmental footprint.’
Why is Claire Aho Award for Girls Photographers award so vital to Go to Finland?
‘Dedicating this award to Claire Aho is an excellent nod to her legacy as one of many first pioneers of color pictures in Finland. It is very important Finland that Finns are recognised and celebrated for his or her distinctive work and we’re proud that this Claire Aho Award is each celebrating and inspiring ladies photographers of all ages to pursue pictures and enter this competitors. This award highlights how Claire Aho continues to have a huge effect on Finnish pictures, and as one of many world’s first skilled feminine photographers, dedicating this prestigious ladies’s pictures award to her is an honour for Finland.’
It’s the first 12 months we’ve launched this particular prize. What can we count on from this unique journey to Finland?
‘The fortunate winner of the Claire Aho Award for Girls Photographers will obtain 3 nights in a 4* resort in Helsinki and return flights from London, for themselves and a visitor. Named a UNESCO design metropolis, Helsinki is a vibrant metropolis stuffed with tradition, artwork, historical past, incredible gastronomy and a uniquely Finnish lifestyle.
Helsinki’s proximity to nature and the ocean additionally implies that guests can expertise metropolis life as properly the Helsinki archipelago consisting of 300 mesmerising islands, 42 nature reserves and the attractive Nuuksio Nationwide Park in neighbouring, Espoo which is in simple attain of the Finnish capital.’
Inspiring Girls Photographers
Claire Aho Award for Girls Photographers Finalist Pictures
With this thrilling new addition, we needed to have a look again on our unimaginable Claire Aho Award for Girls Photographers finalist photographs and share some inspiration for this 12 months…
The primary-ever winner of Claire Aho Award for Girls Photographers in affiliation with Aho & Soldan Picture and Movie Basis – Marina Spironetti, Italy, together with her magnificent portrait, Feminine Butchers of Panzano – Martina, one of many ladies educated by Dario Cecchini, world-famous butcher of Panzano.
‘This picture has a lot power, kind and stability of color in addition to the attractive directness of gaze from a younger girl discovering her approach in what has been, for hundreds of years, an entirely male business. I hope and I consider that Claire Aho would have beloved it.’ – Caroline Kenyon, Director.
Our unimaginable 2021 shortlisted and finalist work exhibits meals and the way it touches our lives in any setting, from studio pictures to reportage. Be impressed by our finalist photographs beneath.
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