FILM PHOTO AWARD – SPRING 2022 STUDENT PROJECT AWARD: SASKIA BADEN
Over the coming days, we are excited to present the recipients of the Film Photo Award from the Fall 2021 submission period. Today we celebrate Saskia Baden, the Film Photo Award – Spring Student Project Award recipient.
The Film Photo Award is open to all emerging, established, and student photographers worldwide. Each award period provides three distinct grants of Kodak Professional Film and complimentary film processing by Griffin Editions to photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field and are motivated to continue the development of still, film-based photography in the 21st century.
Two Visionary Project Awards (100 rolls or 200 sheets of Kodak Professional Film + film processing via Griffin Editions) and one Student Project Award (100 rolls or 200 sheets of Kodak Professional Film + film processing via Griffin Editions + a 4×5 view camera by Standard Cameras) are awarded twice a year during the spring and fall.
Stay tuned for the Fall 2022 call for proposals that will open for submission toward the end of the summer of 2022. For the latest information, follow Film Photo Award on Instagram: @filmphotoaward
Saskia Baden is a photographer from western North Carolina and is currently based in Los Angeles, where she is finishing her MFA at UCLA. She works primarily in large format photography, and will be using the awarded film to continue developing Un earth, a body of work that seeks to describe moments when fear and intrigue rupture into one body—of flesh, of water, of land. This work is not about the objects of fear and/or desire themselves, but about the topography of the sites where they intersect. These sites are often wet and oozing, mirroring the female body– a host to much mythology and belief around the convergence of disgust and desire. Through self portraits, portraits of other women, inscrutable landscapes, and constructed worlds, Saskia uses the dark and wet analog process to surface the unseen spaces that inhabit our porous bodies.
Follow Saskia Baden on Instagram: @liquid_damage
Saskia Baden was born and raised in western North Carolina. She received her BA in photography from Bard College, and she currently lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Oyster, where she is in her second year of the MFA program at UCLA. Saskia works primarily in large format film photography making portraits, viscous landscapes, and constructed worlds that deal with (in)animacy, eroticism, amphibiousness, and transformation.
Follow her on Instagram: @liquid_damage
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