Winners and finalists of the 2020 Blurring the Lines Edition

Thero Makepe, Re A Hlopela (Tombstone Unveiling)
© Thero Makepe - Re A Hlopela (Tombstone Unveiling)

“The theme for the 2020 edition call was “Commitment” as the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc., or an engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action. The question of photography’s commitment to real-world issues and its relationship provides significant directives for promoting a social engagement from photographers, which is changing the photographic tool.” Klaus Fruchtnis, Chair of Photography

Blurring the Lines
is happy to announce the winners and finalists of the 2020 edition selected by curators Steve Bisson, Lisanne van Happen, and John Fleetwood. For the fifth edition, we have received 151 very high-quality projects coming from 38 participating photography schools worldwide. For this edition, the curators selected 33 finalists and 3 winners.

This call aims to select, exhibit, and publish projects that represent the rapidly changing field of photography. Curators were very impressed by the high quality of the projects this year and made a selection of projects that deserve a broader audience.

The three winners Ragna Arndt-Maric, Riti Sengupta, and Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo will be exhibited at Espace F15 in Paris next November.

A special mention to the finalists Silvy Crespo, Zoë SluijsRomain RoucoulesLucas PandolfoMarco LoiHrafn JónssonTerna Teejay JogoJosephina van de WaterMax ArensLisbeth LuftDaan RusscherEvgeniia KoreshilovaMarina IstominaMaxim ZmeyevNatalia DavtyanLeif HoullevigueKincső BedeJuliette AlhéritièreMarthe BuerAlexandra MaldonadoWeronika PerłowskaPaolo García NigrinisBianca SalvoEréndira Gómez EspinosaGabriela Elena SuárezAlejandra EdwardsKaterina VoegtleTolga Akbaş, SivaSai JeevananthamOğulcan ArslanMuhammad Nurhakim NgatiminNadia Adler and Thero Makepe their work will be published in the catalog.

This project is made possible by the kind support of FOTODOKUrbanautica InstituteEuropean Cultural CentreFaservice, and Paris College of Art.

We hope to see you for the opening of Blurring the Lines Edition 2020 and the catalog presentation on Tuesday, November 10th at 18h30 at Espace F15 (PCA, 15 Rue Fénelon 75010 Paris) preceded but the PCA Talk A Commitment to Understand: Different photography worlds as a way to understand education and photography modes and contexts” by John Fleetwood.

Cover image © Thero Makepe