Chelsea director and renowned photographer Nadav Kander has been awarded the 2019 Sony World Photography accolade for Outstanding Contribution to Photography, it was announced this week.
Nadav will be honored at a London awards’ ceremony on April 17 for his versatility and significant impact on the medium of photography. The Awards will also celebrate the artist with a substantial presentation of his work at the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, running April 18 - May 6 at Somerset House, London. The exhibition will give audiences the rare opportunity to view seven varied bodies of Kander’s acclaimed and lesser-known works in one space, including portraiture, figure studies, landscapes and moving image.
To mark the opening of the exhibition, a public talk with Nadav Kander, interviewed by William A. Ewing, will be held on Thursday April 18. The 2019 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards hardcover book will also include a newly commissioned essay on the artist’s work by David Campany and a special selection of photographs.
Talking about his award, Nadav Kander comments: “To be the 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Photography recipient is a great accolade because it hints at one being an inspiration and I don't think there's a compliment greater than that. I feel honored to be in the same company as the previous recipients and if I have inspired people to dig deeper and to photograph authentically then I'm doubly honored. I'd also like to thank Sony and the World Photography Organisation for this platform, it really is very generous.”
Nadav's latest photo exhibit, Dark Line - The Thames Estuary
, is now running at the Flowers Gallery in NYC through May 25th.
For more of Nadav's photography and motion work, click HERE