Anthony Goicolea Wins
the BMW Paris Photo Prize

November 22nd, 2005 · No Comments · Artists

Anthony Goicolea, Ghost Ship, 2005 [source]

Anthony Goicolea was named winner of the 2005 BMW – Paris Photo Prize at a gala awards ceremony on 18th November at Paris Photo, receiving the 12 000 Euro (US$ 15, 000) prize.

The winning work entitled “Ghost Ship” by Anthony Goicolea, promoted by the Luis Adelantado Gallery in Valencia, is part of a recent series called « Sheltered Life ». Digitally enhanced, the image represents a fairytale landscape: a giant tree rises out of a devastated, almost lunar, environment. Captured in its ancient branches is a ship carrying a motley group of nameless refugees, hippies, drop-outs, nomads or pirates embarked on their way to a better world.

Born in 1971 of Cuban origin, Anthony Goicolea is an American artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His work has been exhibited in one-man shows recently held at the Melbourne Contemporary Center of Photography in Australia as well as at the Museum of Contemporary Photography of Chicago. His work features in the art collections of the University of Georgia Library and Yale University.

More info here.

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We’re big fans of Goicolea. Murray has written about his work here.

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