$200,000 Hasselblad prize awarded to photographer Dayanita Singh

Hasselblad Prize winner 2022
(Image credit: Hasselblad Foundation)

The Hasselblad Foundation has just awarded its biggest prize ever to Indian photographer Dayanita Singh. Regarded as one of the world's top photography honors, the Hasselblad Prize recognizes the major achievements of a single photographer who has made pioneering achievements in photography, who inspires a younger generation and has worked on internationally significant projects.

Dayanita Singh never wanted to be a photographer. Her passion was in typography and her dream was to invent a new type. While studying at the National Institute of Design in New Delhi, India, Singh quite literally fell into her career following an embarrassing misstep at a Zakir Hussain concert that changed her life.

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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.