Photographer Hannah Reyes Morales has won the 2019 Visionary Award from the Tim Hetherington Trust, which comes with a £20,000 cash grant. The award was announced last night at a presentation at The Frontline Club in London.

Morales plans to use the grant for her project “Living Lullabies.” In a statement about her winning proposal, the Trust said, “This multimedia document explores how caregivers prepare children for sleep in environments that are often fraught with hazard and the unique role of the lullaby as a vector for sense- and place-making.”

The Visionary Award designed to foster innovative approaches to storytelling by visual artists and journalists. The award particularly favors projects that can be augmented by the application of new skills or technologies. The Tim Hetherington Trust and the Visionary Award were created in memory of Tim Hetherington, the photographer and filmmaker who was killed in Misrata, Libya in April 2011.


In addition to Morales’s project, five other projects were shortlisted for the Visionary Award.

Laia Abril’s “A History of Misogyny, Chapter 2:” The second chapter of the photographer’s work on misogyny, begun with her history of abortion control in many cultures.

Debi Cornwall’s “Necessary Fictions: Pineland”: A two-screen installation “that uses factual records of fictional events to explore our relationship with truth.”

Christopher Nunn’s “Ukraine”- a plan to collaborate and share gear with a young friend in Ukraine, “to create a collaborative study of what it’s like to be a child of war.”

Christina Simons’ “Running to Nowhere,- the Central American Refugee Crisis”: A book and exhibition that will tour Central America.

Peoples Cultures’ “Fireflies, A Brownsville Story”: A proposal from the arts collective Peoples Culture to use gaming technology “to break down barriers and foster community in the Brownsville public housing developments in Brooklyn.”

The jurors for this year’s Visionary Award were Anna Dickson, Visual Lead, Image Search, Google; Francis Hodgson, professor, University of Brighton and Idil Ibrahim, filmmaker.

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