Ingrid Pollard

Hasselblad Award 2024

Hasselblad Center

12/10, 2024–19/1, 2025

The Hasselblad Foundation is delighted to announce that Ingrid Pollard is the 2024 Hasselblad Award laureate and receives a gold medal and the sum of SEK 2,000,000. The award also includes a Hasselblad camera by the Gothenburg-based company Hasselblad. The award ceremony will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden on 11th of October 2024. That same day, an exhibition of Ingrid Pollard’s work will open at the Hasselblad Center, and a new publication about the artist will be released. In conjunction with Ingrid Pollard’s visit to Gothenburg, a seminar will take place in collaboration with the County Administrative Board, and a concert will be held with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Sweden’s national orchestra. The celebratory concert is led by its honorary conductor Neeme Järvi.


About Ingrid Pollard

Ingrid Pollard is a leading British contemporary photographer and artist. She was born in 1953 in Georgetown, Guyana and grew up in London. She currently lives and works in Northumberland, Northeast England. 

Pollard’s work interrogates and explores aspects of race and colonialism, often based on her experiences and research. She is particularly interested in how these issues are manifested in both urban spaces and landscapes. Central to her work is a fundamental interest in photography, its technical aspects, materiality, and potentials, as well as its historical use in the exercise of control and power.


The Hasselblad Foundation’s citation regarding the Hasselblad Award laureate 2024, Ingrid Pollard:

In her four decades of practice Ingrid Pollard uses photography to question deeply engrained social and cultural constructs behind race, identity, community, and gender. Her work reveals subtle and starkly evident injustices through her engagement with the British landscape, iconography, and identity, as well as challenging the medium of photography and its history. Formally her work combines portraiture, found archival material, objects and text to produce complex installations. Born in Guyana and raised in Britain, she has consistently engaged with colonial history and how it continues to impact society, both in her artistic practice and as an educator in photography. Ingrid Pollard has a profound impact on younger generations of artists and thinkers.


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