ICP And Huawei Announce Winners Of “NEXT-IMAGE Awards”

The International Center of Photography (ICP), the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture, today revealed the winners of the Huawei NEXT-IMAGE Awards—a global photography contest presented in collaboration with Huawei, the third largest smartphone brand in the world.

The NEXT-IMAGE Awards drew over 150,000 visual creatives from over 90 countries around the world who used Huawei mobile phones to create and submit images in seven categories: @All; Me, Myself  and  I; Hello, Life!; Check-In; Citizen Witness; 3×3; and Timeline.

The full list of category winners includes:

  • Yuzi, Shadows Gazing Back; Category: @All; shot on a Huawei Nova
  • Cao Di, The Swimming Pool in Sahara; Category: Check-In; shot on a Huawei P10 Plus
  • Jiang Mingdeng, The Music Takes You Higher; Category: 3×3; shot on a Huawei Mate 9 Pro
  • Francisca Reyes, Subtle Summer; Category: Hello, Life!; shot on a Huawei P10 **Grand Prize Winner**
  • Wang Ailing, The Night Train; Category: Citizen Witness; shot on a Huawei Nova Plus
  • La Petite Touche, Rose; Category: My, Myself, and I; shot on a Huawei P10
  • Clouin Kim, A Dream of S; Category: Timeline; shot on a Huawei P10 Plus

Grand Prize Winner Francisca Reyes, whose work Subtle Summer took the prize in the “Hello, All” category as well, said of her photo: “I took this picture in my mother’s house in Santiago, Chile, on a late spring day. My six-year-old daughter Pascuala had spent the afternoon in the pool, and we were ready to leave. Her hair was wet and dripping over her dress, so I wrapped it in a braided ponytail. I thought the light was beautiful with sunset approaching, and her simple, red and yellow dress played well with the color of the walls and the art. I think there’s something mysterious about the way she is standing in the room, reflecting after looking at the woman in the painting. I wonder what she was thinking about.”

The NEXT-IMAGE Awards jury was composed of Mark Lubell, Executive Director of the International Center of Photography; Alex Webb, Magnum Photos photographer; Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, Art Director and Chief Representative of Leica Galleries International; Liu Heung Shing, Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalist and Founding Director of the Shanghai Center of Photography; Li Changzhu, Vice President of Huawei Smartphones; He Hongshan, actress and photographer; NK, freelance photographer; and ICP students Alphanso Appleton, photojournalist; Rebecca Morrello, freelance photographer; and Roy Baizan, Teaching Assistant of the Bronx Documentary Center.

The NEXT-IMAGE Awards category winners won a Huawei MateBook X and Huawei Mate 10. The Grand Prize Winner received $20,000.

The contest marked the first phase of an exciting partnership between ICP and Huawei, which kicked off this fall and will run through 2018. The collaboration is designed to celebrate the power of photography and engage talented imagemakers from around the world in a global dialogue. To learn more, go to https://www.icp.org/news/icp-announces-partnership-with-huawei.

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services provider, as well as the third largest smartphone brand in the world, committed to creating maximum value for carriers, enterprises, and consumers, becoming an enabler for a growing information-driven society, and building a better connected world. With an open and cooperative approach, stable operation, and continuous innovation, Huawei has established end-to-end capabilities and strengths across the telecom carrier network, enterprise, consumer, and cloud computing fields. Currently, Huawei has over 180,000 employees and serves more than 170 countries and regions and over one third of the world’s population.

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Cornell Capa founded ICP in 1974 to preserve the legacy of “concerned photography”—the creation of socially and politically-minded images that have the potential to educate and change the world—and the center’s mission endures today, even as the photographic medium and imagemaking practices have evolved. Through its exhibitions, school, public programs, and community outreach, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the role that photographs, videos, and new media play in our society. To date, it has presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes at every level. ICP brings together photographers, artists, students, and scholars to create and interpret the realm of the image. Here, members of this unique community are encouraged to explore photography and visual culture as mediums of empowerment and as catalysts for wide-reaching social change. Visit icp.org to learn more.