Friday, February 15, 2013

World Press Photo Awards Nadav Kander 1st Prize for Staged Portrait

The 2013 World Press Photo Awards have just been announced, and we are proud to share that Chelsea's own Photographer / Director Nadav Kander has taken first prize in the Staged Portraits - Singles category. The winning portrait was of English actor Daniel Kaluuya from Nadav's "Titans of the Stage" portfolio published in the New York Times Magazine last year.

Nadav discussed the award winning portrait in an interview with the British Journal of Photography last week:
“It’s more fantastical than the others [in "Titans of the Stage"]... They are more quiet, more surreal. But that one seems to almost go towards a fashion photograph in a way; there’s more intervention.”
For the full article in the British Journal of Photography, click here.

For the complete portfolio "Titans of the Stage", click here.

British actor Daniel Kaluuya, January 2012. Copyright Nadav Kander / New York Times