Joseph Thabang Palframan, Cas van der Steen, and Sander Coers

Winners Announcement – Best of Graduates 2021


The Ron Mandos Young Blood Foundation proudly present the winners of the RM Residency Award, the RM Photo Talent Award, and the RM Public Choice Award of 2021: Joseph Thabang Palframan, Sander Coers, and Cas van der Steen, Congratulations!⁠
During the award ceremony that took place on Friday 20 august, Roderick van der Lee (Director of Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam) announced that Sander Coers (Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam) is the recipient of the RM Photo Talent Award of 2021. Winning the Photo Talent Award means that work by Sander Coers will be shown in our Unseen fair presentation of 2022.⁠
This year’s winner of the RM Public Choice Award is Cas van der Steen (AKV St. Joost, Den Bosch). Jacquill G. Basdew (Director of the Ron Mandos Young Blood Foundation) presented the award to the talented artist. Winning this award means that Cas van der Steen will make the official design of Best of Graduates 2022.⁠
Finally, Dutch visual artist Joep van Lieshout announced that Joseph Thabang Palframan (KABK, The Hague) is the winner of the RM Residency Award. The winner of the RM Residency Award will be given a studio residence at AVL Mundo in Rotterdam, including support and guidance during this period.⁠