FCBarcelona Photo Awards. Deadline Dec. 30, 2016

Description

The FCBarcelona Photo Awards, sponsored by Agbar and in partnership with the Fundación Foto Colectania, wish to identify work that deliberately reflects the intrinsically positive values of sport. They have been created in order to recognise these values, as viewed through the lens of contemporary photography.

The prizes will be judged by an international jury of renowned prestige. Such big names as Vicente Todolí, ex director of the Tate Modern London and Ayperi Karabuda Ecer, vice-president of pictures at the Reuters agency, will be assessing this ambitious club project, promoted from its Department of International and Institutional Relations.

FCBarcelona will be making the utmost effort to raise awareness of the awards and the winning entries on a worldwide scale by means of a variety of promotional events in different cities of Europe, the USA and Asia.

Categories, Prizes and Jury

The FCBarcelona Photo Awards are divided into two categories:

PHOTO AWARDS

This category is aimed at photographers with a proven history of working for the media, photography agencies or in the arts world, and will honour the photograph that best expresses the positive values of sport, and particularly non-professional sport.

There will be one first prize of €40,000 and 29 finalists who will receive €1,000

The winning photograph, along with the finalists, will be on show at an exhibition organised by FC Barcelona from April to June 2017.

The jury for this prize will be made up of the following people:

  • Vicente Todolí, director of the Tate Modern London until 2010. Artistic advisor to Hangar Bicocca in Milan
  • Azu Ngwabogu, founder and director of the African Artists’ Foundation (AFF).
  • Sandra Phillips, senior curator of the MOMA in San Francisco

PROJECT AWARDS

This category is aimed at photographers with a proven history of working for the media, photography agencies or in the arts world, or that have experience of project development.

The winner will receive €40,000 to carry out the photography project that best expresses the intrinsic positive values of sport and its contribution to modern society.

The winning project will be undertaken from March to October 2017 and will be exhibited along with the winning photographs in the PHOTO AWARDS category of the 2017 edition.

The jury for this prize will be made up of the following people:

  • Ayperi Karabuda Ecer, vice-president of pictures at Reuters
  • Alex Webb, full member of the Magnum Photos Agency since 1997.
  • Stephen Mayes, more than 25 years of experience as manager of projects and artists in different sectors.

Schedule

Entry period: July to December 2016
Jury verdict: late January 2017
Presentation of awards: early April 2017
Exhibition: April to June 2017

 

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