Nature photography fellowship

Hasselblad Foundation stipend for nature photography 2018

Nature, landscape & environment

 

 

Erna and Victor Hasselblad’s Foundation is now offering for the sixth time stipend in nature photography.

 

Purpose
The general purpose of the stipend, recalling Victor Hasselblad’s interest in the subject, is to encourage nature photography in the Nordic region.

 

Eligibility

The applicant must be a citizen of one of the Nordic countries, or a citizen of another country living permanently in the Nordic region. The stipend is intended for a  photographer in order to finance fully or partly an artistic or documentary project within nature photography and relating to biological diversity, landscapes and the environment.

 

Criteria and policy for assessments

The project must be restricted and well-defined within a time frame of 1-3 years from start to completion.

Applications with samples of work shall be received by the Hasselblad Foundation by 1 November 2017 at the latest.

No digital applications.

 

Stipend amount

One recipient will receive SEK 100,000. The recipient will take individual responsibility for tax arrangements.

 

Reporting
During the project period a written situation report shall be submitted. A final report shall also be submitted when the project is concluded.

 

Stipend payments
The Foundation reserves the right to make payments in instalments related to specific conditions, such as submission of situation reports, etc.

 

Applications
Applications shall be submitted on the forms provided by the Foundation. Samples of work should be attached to support the application.

 

You can download the application form here.
Application forms should be filled in fully and legibly and must be signed by the applicant.

 

Applications shall be addressed to the Hasselblad Foundation at the following address:

Hasselbladstiftelsen
Ekmansgatan 8
412 56 Göteborg

 

Applications must be received by the Hasselblad Foundation by 1 November 2017 at the latest. Incomplete applications will not be considered and additional documents will not be accepted after the entry deadline.

No digital applications.

 

Samples of work
Samples of the applicant’s work may include publications and/or photographs. Select samples that you consider to be representative of your work.

Final deadline for applications to be received by the Hasselblad Foundation: 1 November 2017.

 

Nomination committee
A nomination committee appointed by the Foundation will assess applications and select the candidate.

 

David Arnar Runólfsson 2016 fellowship in nature photography

The Hasselblad Foundation is pleased to announce that David Arnar Runólfsson has been awarded the Foundation’s 2016 fellowship in nature photography.

 

The general purpose of the stipend, recalling Victor Hasselblad’s interest in the subject, is to encourage nature photography in the Nordic region.

 

From the series Impact, Skaftafellsjökull, 2015 © David Arnar Runólfsson

From the series Impact, Skaftafellsjökull, 2015 © David Arnar Runólfsson

David Arnar Runólfsson applied with a project investigating the serious environmental impact of the Kárahnjúkar dam in Iceland. Through various methods of photographic documentation, archival research, and interviews with scientists and journalists, David Arnar Runólfsson will be conveying the irreversible effects on the environment and local ecosystems in a publication. Other dam projects around the world have similar effects, and as the artist states: “I believe it’s very important that we learn from this project and consider carefully before sacrificing more wilderness areas under water.”

 

David Arnar Runólfsson is currently finishing an MFA in photography at Valand Academy.

 

Members of the committee were Katarina Gårdfeldt, Dean at the Centre for Environment and Sustainability, GMV, at Chalmers and University of Gothenburg; Tyrone Martinsson, Senior Lecturer at Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg; Cecilia Sandblom, photographer at the Hasselblad Foundation, and Louise Wolthers, Research Manager at the Hasselblad Foundation.