The Act On Your Future Foundation is very pleased to announce the names of the two winners of the fifth edition of the Human Rights Photography Prize on the theme "No Planet B: Human Rights in Times of Ecological Crisis": Lowena Poole for "Stop Time By Smashing Clocks" (RCA/Royal College of Art, London) and Romain Roucoules for "Global Solutions" (ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne)
The Jury thus wished to reward two artists at the beginning of their careers with different profiles and approaches. The prizewinners receive a contribution of CHF 10,000 to be shared between them in order to enable them to produce an exhibition following on from the prize-winning projects. Their work as well as the projects of the other finalists will also be included in the retrospective book that the Foundation will publish to mark the five-year anniversary of the competition. The exhibition of the winning projects and the book will be presented at the Centre de la photographie Genève (CPG) from 27 October to 15 November 2020.
Global Solutions par ECAL/Romain Roucoules
Following the Brazilian presidential elections, the Amazonian rainforest, an environmental icon forgotten for some twenty years, is returning to the forefront and once again crystallises the general concerns.
This project, presented in the form of an installation, brings together modern simulacres from different backgrounds. Distant consequences, close causes. Between collective memory and collective forgetfulness, Global Solutions questions the way we perceive distant realities, observed through the prism of technological tools.