Aperture announced the 2010 Portfolio Prize winners last week and David Favrod took top honors for his series Gaijin. Born in Japan to a Japanese mother and a Swiss father, he was raised in Switzerland. Although he was exposed to his Japanese roots by family stories told by his mother, and by his own travels to Japan, David was denied dual citizenship when he turned 18. This rejection made him explore his place in the world and create images that combine his worlds.
- Aperture Portfolio Prize for 2010 (mojoey.blogspot.com)