Emidio Battipaglia et Augustin Lignier , graduates with a Master's degree in photography in 2020 and 2022, have been awarded Vontobel’s biannual international art award A New Gaze. Endowed with CHF 20,000, this prize for young contemporary photography is regarded as a springboard for emerging artists. In 2024, the two winners will be honored with an exhibition in Zurich.
Over 70 young artists from across Europe were invited to submit a project based on the theme of “Community”. Out of the numerous candidates nominated by experts, the two artists impressed the jury with their equally expanded and experimental approach to photography and their thought-provoking take on this year’s theme.