January 23, the outcome of the annual Awards for best Dutch journalistic photo, the “Zilveren Camera” (Silver Camera) was announced. One of the portraits from the “Comfort Women” series, that of Ibu Wainem (“Comfort Women” book cover) has been awarded best single portrait (2010).
Also, a selection of photos from my series on the reconstruction of the Rijksmuseum, has been nominated in the category Arts, Culture and Entertainment Series.
Zilveren Camera (Winnaar 2010 Portretten Enkel)
Zilveren Camera (Winnaar 2010 Kunst, cultuur en entertainment Serie)
- Jan Banning
May 4th 1954, Almelo
Dutch photographer and artist. Banning was born in the Netherlands from Dutch-East-Indies parents. He studied social and economic history at the Radboud University Nijmegen, and has been working as a photographer since 1981. A central theme of Banning's practice is state power, having produced series about the long-term consequences of war and the world of government bureaucracy.