Humankind exhibition in New York

I’m still pretty shocked, but apparently I have got selected to take part of the Humankind exhibition that will take place in New York between 17th Decembre and 20th January at The powerHouse Arena.

At the end of October a dear friend (thanks Olena!) sent me the link to this competition and I gave it a shot, but I didn’t really believe to have any chance to get through and I forgot about it…I’m so happy!

If you’re familiar with my work, you probably have already seen the lucky picture as it is part of my living statues project and I have already exhibited it in London and Newcastle.

If you are on this blog looking for puppets or retouching (the most common searches according to Google), you probably aren’t interested in seeing it anyway.

If you’ve stumbled upon this blog while researching about the exhibition, tadaam, here it is, I hope you like it!

Henry White

I have decided to make a special edition for this exhibition and the great guys at the Printspace are working hard to print it, mount it and ship it on time for me.

Below I have copied brief description of the competition/exhibition, the call for entries and the presentation of the jury.

HumanKind – A visual exploration of the human condition. Throughout history, every generation of theorists, scientists and artists has grappled with the ultimate quest: to understand and define the human condition.

Now our turn has come: We are looking for images that encompass the experiences of being human in a social, cultural, and personal context. Images that tell the story of what it means to be part of HumanKind – the bad, the good, the beautiful, the ugly, the exotic, the mundane, and everything in between.

Drawn from online submissions, 120 images will be selected and exhibited at The powerHouse Arena in Dumbo, Brooklyn. HumanKind – presented by the New York Photo Festival – will be on show from December 17 to January 20.

The Jury:

James Estrin is a Senior Staff Photographer for the New York Times and co-editor of the New York Times Lens blog. He started at the Times in 1987. He is also an adjunct professor at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.

Alisa Wolfson is the Design Director at Leo Burnett, Chicago. Over the last 15 years, she has worked on projects for Hallmark, Caesar’s Palace, Kelloggs, McDonalds, Crate and Barrel, The Joffrey Ballet and Archeworks.

Marc Prüst (1975) studied International Relations and Japanese language in the Netherlands and Japan. Currently Prüst is active as photography consultant and curator. In that capacity he teaches, creates exhibitions, edits books and portfolios, and advises photographers on their work and marketing.

Alfredo Cramerotti is a writer, curator and artist based in the UK.

Dr Christos Lynteris is a social anthropologist currently working at the Department of Social Anthropology of the University of St Andrews, Scotland, where he received both his undergraduate and doctoral training under a departmental scholarship.

Sam Barzilay is the Director – and a founding member – of the New York Photo Festival. In past lives, he has been a curator, a visual artist, and a social documentary photographer.


If you want to know more about the judges here, here and here you can find little interviews with some of them.

My lovely parents have decided to team up and give me an early Christmas-birthday-next Christmas present (hello another year without presents because I bulked up all of them in a big one) and buy me the plane ticket to go to New York!

Obviously I’m going to attend the opening, so, if you happen to be there on the 17th, please come and say hi!


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