The Vila Casas Foundation has awarded the 2023 Photography Prize to the artist Carma Casulá (Barcelona, 1966) for the work Al Natural_Jungfraujoch from the series "Al Natural" (2019). The anthropization of the territory, the landscape and the footprint that humans leave on the environment are themes that we find in the artist's work. The second prize was awarded to Joan-Ramon Manchado (Valls, Tarragona, 1967) for the play Pedestrians (2023). Manchado is interested in the materiality of the photographic object and the craft techniques, which allow him to experiment and control the different phases of the development process.
The two works, awarded €6,000 and €3,000, will become the property of the Vila Casas Foundation, and the artist who won the first prize, Carma Casulá, will hold a solo exhibition in Can Framis in 2024.
The verdict of the jury - formed by Natàlia Chocarro, Sophie Köhler, Antonio Sagnier, Àlex Susanna, Laura Terré and Antoni Vila Casas - was made public on April 29, at 12.30 pm at the Palau Solterra Museum (Torroella de Montgrí), during the opening ceremony of the exhibition of the 2023 Photography Prize finalists.
The call for the 2023 Photography Prize of the Vila Casas Foundation closed with a record participation of 471 entries, which exceeds the previous edition of the Photography Prize. The exhibition can be visited at the Palau Solterra Museum until June 18.