ING supports Unseen – the leading Dutch platform for contemporary photography. This partnership has established an award called ING Unseen Talent – an exciting initiative focused on fostering new photographic talent. The Award provides an international platform for emerging European artists to present their work on a global scale.
Each year, cultural scouts select a pool of emerging talent from across Europe, from which five top talents are chosen by ING and Unseen. These talents follow an extensive talent programme, whilst creating new work for the ING Collection in response to a chosen theme. The programme includes three coaching sessions by an internationally established artist, as well as a range of workshops with various industry professionals. The final works are later presented in an exhibition at Unseen Amsterdam, the leading international event for contemporary photography, hosted each September in Amsterdam. The winner - who receives a production fund of €10.000 -, is selected by an international jury, and is announced at Unseen Amsterdam.
ING has decided to expand around the globe with this project, having chosen Moscow as its location for 2018.
The artworks of the finalists were presented at Lumiere Brothers gallery on May 31 – June 3.