2016 Photography Grant

ZUM Magazine and Instituto Moreira Salles announce the two winning projects of the ZUM/IMS Photography Grant 4th edition:

Brazil x Argentina (Amazon and Patagonia), by Dora Longo Bahia – proposal of an audiovisual installation made with photographs and videos portraying the meltdown of the Perito Moreno glaciers and the Amazon rainforest fires.

Dora Longo Bahia (São Paulo/SP – 1961)

Holds a PhD in visual poetics by ECA/USP, where she teaches, and a postdoc in philosophy by FFLCH/USP. Exhibits in Brazil and internationally since the 1980s. Multimedia artist, her works touch on topics such as violence, sex and death.

Sambashiva – The Photographs of Sambasiva Rao Patchineelam, by Vijai Patchineelam: a research project within the photographic archive of scientist Sambasiva Rao Patchineelam, aiming at the publication of an artist’s book discussing issues like authorship, editing and image appropriation.

Vijai Patchineelam (Niterói/RJ – 1983)

PhD by the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp) in 2016, graduated in industrial design by Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 2007. Participated in many group and solo exhibitions, besides residencies in Brazil and internationally. His work combines photography, video and publications.

Besides each project’s artistic quality, the jury also evaluated the candidates’ qualifications and the practical feasibility of their proposal. This year, the grant received 819 projects from every region in Brazil, besides material sent by Brazilians living outside the country.

The goal of this grant is to foment the work of photographers and artists in the photography field, in its most diverse branches, with no restriction of theme, profile or support. Each selected participant will receive a R$ 65,000 grant and will have eight months to develop their work. The final result of the winning projects will be added to Instituto Moreira Salles’ Photography Collection.

The two wining projects of ZUM/IMS Photography Grant 2015 were Masters of Cerimony, by Bárbara Wagner, and Memento, by Trëma Collective.

Jury 2016:

Luiz Camillo Osório, art critic and Aesthetics and Art History teacher at UniRio and PUC-Rio

Thyago Nogueira, ZUM’s editor and contemporary photography coordinator at IMS

Heloisa Espada, visual arts coordinator at IMS

Lorenzo Mammì, events curator at IMS

Sergio Burgi, photography coordinator at IMS