08 abril, 2010
A Hasselblad Foundation justificou o prémio de Sophie Calle assim:
“For more than three decades, French artist Sophie Calle has been questioning and challenging the relationship between text and photography, private and public personae, truth and fiction, in a groundbreaking, utterly original way. Her conceptually oriented work depicts human vulnerability and examines the interrelationship between identity and intimacy as well as the construction of official history. It evokes narrative, affect and emotion in ways that at the same time touch the viewer deeply and makes her reflect on the possibilities as well as limits of photography. Her contribution to the understanding of the medium of photography has inspired younger generations of artists.”
O júri era composto por Claude W. Sui, curador e presidente do Forum of International Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, Mannheim, Alemanha, Ariella Azoulay, professora da Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, Vladimir Birgus, curador, historiador da fotografia, professor e presidente do Institute of Creative Photography da Silesian University de Opava, Praga, República Checa, Sérgio Mah, professor da Universidade Nova de Lisboa e actual comissário do festival PhotoEspaña, Mette Sandbye, crítica e professora da Copenhagen University, Dinamarca.