Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography - Rado Star Prize Switzerland
RADO STAR PRIZE SWITZERLAND 2012 at the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography awarded to the photographer Katrin Korfmann
German artist Katrin Korfmann emerged as the winner of the Rado Star Prize Switzerland 2012 for her work entitled “Count for Nothing”. Organized by Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography and Rado Watch Co. Ltd, this international photography prize aims to create a cultural exchange between Asia and Europe. The work of Katrin Korfmann was selected from 300 applications received from 26 European countries by a jury of renowned specialists chaired by the chief auctioneer, Simon de Pury. She is awared a production cost of up to CHF 10,000, plus a trip to China, and an exhibition in OFOTO Gallery located in the famous art scene of Moganshan Road in Shanghai in December 2012.
The 15th edition of the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography was a real succes with 6000 visitors who came to see the 26 exhibitions of 39 swiss and international photographers from the 2 - 25.9.2011. That's 20% more than in 2010.
Now, the 16th edition is in preparation and will open from 7. - 30.9.2012
The website www.jouph.ch will be updated in summer 2012.