2013 Winners - Runner-up: Eva Stenram
In Eva Stenram’s Drape series, arms and legs peek playfully, provocatively from behind billowing curtains whose vintage aesthetic and color schemes are reminiscent of mid-century elegance. Using found photographs from the 1950s and ’60s, Stenram complicates the domestic pinup portrait by turning backdrop into barrier; challenges the notions of the erotic and fetishistic; and blurs the line between public and private space.
Look out for Aperture magazine’s Fall 2013 issue, which will feature a portfolio of Stenram’s Drape photographs with an introduction by Lucy Soutter.
Eva Stenram’s work has been exhibited at the V&A Museum, London; Seoul Museum of Art; Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum; and Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Zendai, China. She was nominated for the Les Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award in 2012 and selected as a finalist in the Hyeres International Photography Competition in 2013. She lives and works in London.