Hasselblad Award 2022
Sea of Files
15/10 2022–januari 2023
The photographer Dayanita Singh is the 2022 Hasselblad Award recipient. The award ceremony will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden on the 14th of October 2022. On the same day an exhibition with a selection of Dayanita Singh’s signature works will open at the Hasselblad Center and a publica-tion about the artist, including a newly written essay by the Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk, will be released.
Dayanita Singh lives in New Delhi and is the first laureate from South Asia as well as the first to receive the new prize sum of SEK 2,000,000. The award ceremony will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden on the 14th of October 2022
The Hasselblad Foundation’s citation
Through her extensive photographic oeuvre Dayanita Singh has paved new ways for engaging with images. From a humanist approach to portraiture to a consistent interest in the archive, her wide-spanning photography is innovatively presented in books and installations.
Her unique mobile ‘museums’ allow her images to be edited, re-sequenced, archived, and displayed, making the viewer an avid participant. With a distinctive sense of materiality, the ‘museums’ present her photographs as interconnected bodies of work charged with both poetic and narrative possibilities. Making images nurtured by a boundlessly curious intellect, Dayanita Singh’s influence on the younger generations of photographers, internationally but especially in India, has been and still is far-reaching.