Oscar Muñoz is the winner of the Hasselblad Foundation International Award 2018
"I keep stumbling over the same feelings of disbelief and joy while thinking that my work will join that of the distinguished artists who have received the Hasselblad Award before. I also feel gratitude for the honour that is granted to me, which encourages me to keep working with intensity and passion." - Oscar Muñoz
Sicardi Ayers Bacino congratulates Oscar Muñoz for receiving the 2018 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. The award is considered the most prestigious international award in photography and is granted to "a photographer recognized for major achievements," as stated in the last will and testament of Erna and Victor Hasselblad.
Mark Sealy, Chair of the Hasselblad Award Jury states, "In an era of increasing global political uncertainty and heightened states of human anxiety the works of Oscar Muñoz serve to remind us of just how fragile we are. Across the incredible range of work that Oscar Muñoz has produced what is evident is that he is determined for us not to forget the episodes in history that so often get culturally and politically erased."
The Hasselblad Award was given for the first time to Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson in 1980. Among other recipients are Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Cindy Sherman, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Ansel Adams and Rineke Dijkstra. Recipients have made pioneering achievements in photographic art and a decisive impact on younger generations of photographers by executing internationally significant photographic projects while continuing to develop artistically.
Sicardi Ayers Bacino is honored to have worked with Oscar Muñoz for the past sixteen years. His work continues to amaze and humble us. We look forward to future projects.