In this interesting photograph by Annette Kelm, we see tulips and magnets in front of a black-and-white striped fabric. Unlike many still life photographs which tend to use monochromatic backdrops; the dizzying, high-contrast fabric dramatically highlights the objects in front of it. The Berlin-based photographer uses only large and medium format analog cameras and individually prints all of her photos by hand.
Kelm is one of four photographers that have been shortlisted for the prestigious AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize, Canada’s most significant prize for photographers.
The Prize will award C$50,000 to one winner, who is chosen by public vote. The four finalists will each be awarded a six-week artist residency in Canada and will present their work in an exhibition opening Sept. 9, 2015, at the AGO. Voting begins in person at the AGO upon the exhibition’s opening and on the Prize’s website on Sept. 15, 2015. Voting will close on November 29, 2015.