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After ten successful years, the early career Talents program has been comprehensively restructured: Talents is now the C/O Berlin Talent Award. Effective immediately, the C/O Berlin Talent Award will honor one outstanding young photographer and one outstanding art critic each year, awarding €10,000 in total (€7,000 in the photography category and €3,000 in the art criticism category). In addition to the cash award, the recipient will be given increased space within the exhibition program, presenting a solo exhibition at C/O Berlin. His or her work will be honored with a comprehensive, individualized catalog, which will also showcase the winning critic and allow him or her to enter into a dialogue with the photographic works.

The C/O Berlin Talent Award is the only prize of its kind in Europe. It showcases emerging photographers and art critics under 35, accompanying them on their creative journey and offering a starting point for international exhibitions. The expert jury will nominate the candidates for the selection process. As well as choosing the prizewinners in the categories of photography and art criticism, four participants will be shortlisted. Their works will be published in the C/O Berlin newspaper and presented online as part of the collaboration between C/O Berlin and the photography magazine Der Greif. The media partner ARTE will support the C/O Berlin Talent Award and the prizewinner’s exhibition. A catalogue accompanying the show will be published by Spector Books.

C/O Berlin is delighted to award the first C/O Berlin Talent Award in the photography category to the Austrian artist Stefanie Moshammer (b. 1988, Vienna) and present her work in a solo show at C/O Berlin in July 2018. Stefanie Moshammer and her work won over this year’s jury members—Diane Dufour (LE BAL, Paris), Shoair Mavlian (Tate Modern, London), Aaron Schuman (freelance critic and curator, London), Anne-Marie Beckmann (Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation) and Ann-Christin Bertrand (C/O Berlin)—as an extraordinary example of the current debate on the discourse surrounding the topic of New Documentary Photography.