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Mast Grant for photography winner
(Image credit: Hicham Gardaf)

On January 25th, Fondazione MAST named Moroccan-born, England-based photographer Hicham Gardaf the winner of this year's Photography Grant.

The MAST (Manifattura di Arti, Sperimentazione e Technologia – "Manufacturing of Arts, Experimentation and Technology") Photography Grant on Industry and Work seeks out photographers who are tackling issues related to the ever-changing world of industry and tech. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.