Kevin Faingnaert wins ZEISS Photography Award

20/04/2017

Kevin Faingnaert has won the prestigious ZEISS Photography Award with his series of photos on the Faroe Islands. The Belgian photographer made an impressive series of photos depicting the remote and sparsely populated villages found on the group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Kevin Faingnaert has won the second edition of the ZEISS Photography Award with his series of photographs entitled ‘Føroyar’. This year's theme of "meaningful places" inspired Faingnaert to head to the isolated and sparsely populated Faroe Islands. During his time on these islands in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean he produced a wonderful photo series about a strong, tightly-knit community which is firmly hanging onto its roots, yet doomed to disappear.

The ZEISS Photography Award offers professional and amateur photographers the chance to showcase their work before an international jury. Faingnaert was chosen out of 4,677 photographers from 132 countries. He will now receive funding towards a new photography project, as well as €12,000 worth of world-famous ZEISS lenses. From 21 April to 7 May his work will be on display at the annual Sony World Photography Awards exhibition in London.

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