Chrystal Ding is the third recipient of the Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award.
Ding receives £2,000, plus £1,000 credit at Metro Imaging, for her project Attention Must Be Paid – which will document the process of recovery for genocide survivors along with their therapists and support environment in Rwanda. Read full details here. See coverage of the award on BBC news here.
Two further applications were highly commended; David Shaw‘s LGBT+ Football – photographing the LGBT+ support and fan groups throughout the English football leagues – and Graeme Weston‘s Under Seven Feet – documenting the growing community of Londoners living on and around London’s waterways. Along with Ding, Shaw and Weston also receive membership of Shutter Hub, and project support from the Trust.
Also shortlisted from more than 130 applications were Andrew Abrahamson, Adib Chowdhury, Daniel James Homewood and Chris King.
Portrait of Chrystal Ding by Diarmuid McGarry.