News Recap: September 19, 2014

Fortnightly recap of art world news.

Prix Carmignac Winner Returns $64,600 in Prize Money
“When [Newsha Tavakolian]  won a 50,000-euro photojournalism prize from a French foundation started by the investment banker Edouard Carmignac, she thought she had the money, time and freedom to explore the lives of this so-called Burnt Generation. She passed up assignments and embarked on this personal project, spending the first part of this year making scores of portraits, landscapes and documentary images about these young adults, which she eagerly looked forward to exhibiting and publishing in a book. Not anymore. She has instead walked away from the prestigious prize after what she considered repeated interference from Mr. Carmignac…” —David Gonzalez
Read the full story (New York Times Lens Blog)

Dubai Opens New Exhibition Space for Photography
“East Wing, is a unique center for photography, originally founded in Doha, Qatar in 2012.  The organization launched a new gallery space in Dubai, UAE this past March. Working both within the region and internationally, the aim of East Wing is to open new dialogues through photography, with a programme focused on curating and commissioning contemporary photographic projects of global importance.” —L’Oeil de Photographie
Read the full story (The Eye of Photography)

Photoville Is Here, Free, and Open to the Public
“Housed inside (and out) of repurposed shipping containers, Photoville 2014 will present more than 50 photo exhibitions & outdoor installations in partnership with a carefully selected group of programming partners from around the globe. Addressing a wide range of issues, Photoville is a unique venue for photographers and audiences to connect through the power of visual storytelling.”
Read the full list of events (Photoville)