Congratulation to Walid Raad, the 2011 Hasselblad Award winner.
Raad was presented the 2011 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography in New York on March 8, and it honors his innovative photography and ongoing Atlas Group project. Raad’s photographs document and explore Lebanon’s contemporary history by approaching social and political conflicts through art. The award includes a diploma, gold metal, and SEK $1,000,00 (approximately $150,000 USD).
An exhibition of Raad’s work will open on November 12, 2011 at the Hasselblad Center at the Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden, where the Foundation has its head office.