Announcing the winner of the ING Unseen Instagram Competition 2018

by Unseen December 06 2018

We are delighted to announce the winner of this year’s ING Unseen Instagram Competition! Last month, photography lovers and practitioners were called upon to submit their interpretation of the 2018 ING Unseen Talent Award theme, New Horizons: Exploring the promise and perils of the future.

Receiving nearly 600 submissions from across the globe, entrants offered myriad interpretations of the future and what it holds. After much deliberation, jury members Sanne ten Brink (Head Curator, ING Collection) and Emilia van Lynden (Artistic Director, Unseen) selected Tom Pope (@tom__pope) as the winner for his artwork This May Be Your End. With the precise nature and consequences of the UK's departure from the European Union still unclear, Pope's cyanotype depicts those with the power to shape the future – both Theresa May and the artist himself – whilst making use of a photographic process rooted firmly in the past.

Congratulations Tom!

Image: This May Be Your End, 2018 © Tom Pope