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PhotoVisa Photobook Contest. Deadline: Sept. 30, 2020

PhotoVisa Photobook Contest
June, 25 – September, 30
The 1st PhotoVisa International Biennale of Photography (which comes instead of the annual PhotoVisa festival, est. 2008) and LensCulture invite authors to participate in Photo book contest.

All authors who are willing to submit their new projects to the competition are invited to participate. The contest does not have any age limits or regional restrictions.

The judges of this nomination specialize in the artist’s book and author’s photo book. The applications are submitted to the competition in the form of a video file that gives an idea of the image of the book with the description of the project.

Apply to participate


June, 25 – September, 30
Free open call from June, 25 to August, 15.
Application fee from August, 15 to September, 30 is 20 euro.

There are two nominations – Book Dummy and Published book.
In each nomination criteria of assessment include:
 the idea assessment
 content and its representation assessment
 design and quality of manufacturing assessment
Books that were created with the participation of the jury members are not accepted to the contest.

Application should include:
1. Video demonstrating the pages of the book turned by the author. Duration no more than 5 minutes. Video files must be uploaded to Vimeo or YouTube platforms and presented as links for viewing by the jury.
2. 1 pdf file of the book. File size limit – no more than 1 Mb.
3. 10 images presenting a collection of photos included in the book and / or the layout of the photos on the page (author can choose). The size of each image is up to 1 Mb, jpg format only.
4. Technical description of the book: used materials, printing method, printing house, ISBN (if available), publishing house.
5. Description of the book in English.
6. Biography of the author in English.


According to the results of the competition, 10 shortlisted authors will be presented with their books as part of the festival's multimedia screenings and in the catalogue of the 1st PhotoVisa International Biennale of Photography 2020.

Winners of the title of PhotoVisa 2020 Best Photobook will be invited to participate in panel discussion and to send paper versions of their books to Krasnodar for display at the festival's photo book exhibition within the framework of coming PhotoVisa International Biennale of Photography.

The organizers of the contest have the right to non-commercial use of the submitted works for publications, exhibitions, advertising of the contest in the media, social advertising without payment of royalties, but subject to copyright.

The author, sending the photographs to the contest, is fully responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the persons depicted in the photographs, and assumes the risks associated with the claims for this permission.

All rights for the works submitted belong to their authors.

Apply to participate


Beate Cegielska,director of Galleri Image and co-founder of Photobook Week Aarhus, Denmark

Since 1990 Beate Cegielska has curated numerous group and solo exhibitions by Danish and international artists and organised exhibitions in Europe, South Korea, China and India. For many years she has also participated as a portfolio reviewer at different international festivals of photography around the globe.

Galleri Image is a public gallery aiming at spreading knowledge of high quality photo-based art by showing Danish as well as international art photography and video art. Founded in Aarhus (Denmark) in 1977, Galleri Image is the oldest non-profit exhibition space for photographic art in Scandinavia. In fact, for many years it was the only photo art gallery in Denmark. Over the last 40 years Galleri Image har achieved international reputation thanks to its exhibitions and has contributed considerably to the recognition and understanding of photography as an important and independent genre in the world of visual art.

Beate is also co-founder of Photobook Week Aarhus festival. Since 2014, Galleri Image and the Aarhus School of Architecture have collaborated on organising Photobook Week Aarhus (PWA). PWA focuses on the rapidly growing international interest in photobooks in recent years.

Nadezhda Dorovskaya was born in Krasnodar. She graduated from the Krasnodar College of Arts and the Faculty of Art and Graphics of the Kuban State University, Krasnodar. Graphic designer and educator specializing in corporate identity and packaging. The author of the corporate identity of the International Festival of Photography PhotoVisa, the author and developer of visual communications of the Festival. The permanent designer of the catalog of the Festival, at the moment 10 catalogs created with her participation have been published. Lives and works in Krasnodar

Roberto G. Fernández-Ibáñez was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1955. Photographer, writer, poet.He received the Morosoli Award in Arts in recognition to his trajectory and contribution to Uruguayan culture.

He exhibited in Uruguay, Argentine, Brazil, Colombia, USA, China, Spain, France, The Netherlands, Australia, and Portugal. His work is in The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, USA, Fototeca Latinoamericana FoLA, Argentine, and in private collections.

He gave lectures about his work and his creative processes in FotoFest Houston (USA), in the Sydney Town Hall and in Canberra (Head On Photo Festival, Australia), in the Municipal Palace of Montevideo (Uruguay), in Centro Cultural Ceará, (Fortaleza, Brazil), in Museum Enrique Larreta (Festival de la Luz, Buenos Aires, Argentine), in Bienal Fotográfica Bogotá (Colombia), and in Glenn Echo Park Photoworks, Maryland, USA.

He was twice selected to FotoFest International Discoveries, and to the Biennial FotoFest, Houston USA.

He won twice the Discover Portfolio Review Award at The Festival de la Luz, Argentine.

First Prize in the FestFotoPoA Open Call, Porto Alegre, Brazil, and the Open Call Oporto, Portugal.

As a poet, he gave lectures at the International Poetry Festival in Lima and Arequipa, Perú, and in the Feria Internacional del Libro Caaguazú, Paraguay.

His work was published in USA, China, Colombia, South Korea, Argentine, Uruguay and Denmark.

He lives and works in Solymar, a seaside town near Montevideo where he has his home and darkroom.

Konstantin Eremenko
Graphic designer
Konstantin Eremenko is from Moscow, Russia. He graduated from Moscow State University of Printing Arts in 2007 with Master of Art. Since 2006 until 2013 he was co-founder and art director at Counterform studio. In 2015 he graduated from FHNW HGK Visual Communication Institute, The Basel School of Design with Master of Arts in Visual Communication and Iconic Research. His creative direction covers a diverse range of fields including typography, packaging, posters and editorial design. Some of his projects were awarded at European Design Awards, D&AD, Red Dot Awards, German Design Award, iF Design Award, Joseph Binder Award, ISTD Typographic Awards, The Society of Typographic Arts, AIGA 50 Books | 50 Covers, TDC
New York, TDC Tokyo.

Scholarship for doc. photo and photojournalism. Deadline: Sept. 6, 2020

English version (automatic translation of the Spanish version. The information on the call is in Spanish but it does not say that you cannot apply in another language) // Versión en español abajo…

Committed to the mission of disseminating and promoting the social value of documentary photography and photojournalism, in 2019 the Photographic Social Vision Foundation created the Joana Biarnés Scholarship for Young Photojournalists in honor of the first woman photojournalist in Spain. This fulfills the photographer’s desire to support the new generations of photojournalists, while allowing the foundation to pay tribute to her human and professional values.

This annual grant aims to support the professional development of young photojournalists, both over and under 35 years of age, who identify with the concerns, talent, principles and values of the best visual journalism and promote, thanks to the support received, the visibility of issues and challenges of necessary dissemination and social reflection, focusing on the national geography.

An expert and prestigious jury will evaluate the proposals received and will award 8,000 euros to the author or team selected to carry out their research. In addition, the author(s) will benefit from the advice of a tutor with extensive teaching and professional experience to develop their photojournalistic research for nine months through personalized sessions, reviews of the work produced and strategic analysis of the approach of the report. The final result is guaranteed to be disseminated through the production of an exhibition.

DOWNLOAD THE RULES of the II Joana Biarnés Scholarship in Spanish

Versión en Español (English above)
Es un verdadero orgullo para la Fundación Photographic Social Vision anunciar la IIª edición de la Beca Joana Biarnés para jóvenes fotoperiodistas, cuya convocatoria se abre hoy y aceptará candidaturas hasta el próximo 6 de septiembre. Participa aquí : un año especialmente complicado, resulta fundamental continuar apoyando el futuro del fotoperiodismo y seguir visibilizando realidades sociales necesitadas de difusión y reflexión ciudadana. Además, en esta edición creemos más importante que nunca circunscribirnos a la geografía nacional para que toda la atención recaiga en los desafíos y el talento locales.Un jurado de reconocido prestigio, integrado por Agus Morales (5W), Arianna Rinaldo (Cortona On The Move), Edu Ponces (RUIDO Photo), Imma Cortés (Archivo Joana Biarnés) y Juan Valbuena (NOPHOTO), seleccionará el proyecto que recibirá 8.000 euros para desarrollar su investigación periodística a lo largo de nueve meses, contando con el asesoramiento de la experta Jessica Murray (Al-liquindoi) como tutora.


KASSEL DUMMY AWARD. Deadline: Sept. 2, 2020

2020 KASSEL DUMMY AWARD – Entries now open until 2 September!
Arriving date of physical books is now 2 September.

!!NEWS!! We have decided to postpone the Kassel Dummy Award 2020 process due to the Corona crisis one more time and now until 2 September. The shortlist jury session is now planned for 5 September in Cologne. The final jury session will be postponed to a new date and location to be announced. We will do this in close contact with all our cooperation partners and friends, and especially with all the photography festivals where the shortlisted books should be exhibited.
We will still do our very best to show all shortlisted books at several international photography events as planned in Melbourne (Australia), Zagreb (Croatia), Dublin (Ireland), Istanbul (Turkey), Cluj (Romania), Aarhus (Denmark), Madrid (Spain), Angkor (Cambodia), Rome (Italy), Milan (Italy) and more (to be announced).  Read our terms and conditions here. Entries will be open now until 2 September 2020.


DGPh Research Award. Deadline: 30 Sept., 2020

The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (German Photography Society, DGPh) have joined forces to promote academic exchange in the field of photography. As part of their collaboration, the “DGPh History of Photography Research Award”, originally established in 1978, will be replaced by two separate awards for research and for innovative publications, awarded every two years.

Young researchers’ innovative power and creativity have a significant impact on how photography is perceived and reflected upon. The “Thinking Photography. DGPh Research Award” is awarded for approaches in the humanities, cultural or social sciences which make an exceptional contribution to photography research. Academic research projects as well as independent publications introducing fresh research perspectives to the medium of photography qualify for the €3,000 prize. Works committed to venturing beyond disciplinary or methodological boundaries and open to new methods and questions are of particular interest.

Photography is no longer debated and reflected upon exclusively in scientific publications – an innovative digital culture of discussion has permeated the field of photography. The second new award “Writing Photography. DGPh Prize for Innovative Publication” recognizes shorter formats such as blogs, columns and reviews, online publications and those creatively merging text and photographic material. The winner will receive €1,000 in prize money.

An international jury will select the awards’ recipients. The award ceremony will be held every two years as a joint public event organized by the DGPh and the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation.

We look forward to numerous submissions of digitally or analogously published articles from the past two years. The submission deadline for both prizes is September 30, 2020. Details on this and the application documents can be found here:

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation

Mergenthalerallee 61, 65760 Eschborn
T +49 (0)69-21 11 40 60


The Cologne-based Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie e.V. (German Photography Society, DGPh) works to promote and examine the cultural interests of photography and related imaging. Its activities are focused on the various fields of application in art, science, education, journalism, across industries and politics as well as their links and interactions. As the central authority for communicating ground-breaking achievements in the field of photography to the public, it awards several prizes and distinctions. More Information:

The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation is a non-profit foundation based in Frankfurt. It is responsible for the development of the Art Collection Deutsche Börse, a collection of international contemporary photography, whose works range from the mid-20th century to the present. In addition to collecting, exhibiting and promoting photography, the foundation’s central activities include awarding prizes and scholarships and fostering academic exchange. More Information:


Thinking Photography. DGPh Research Award
Writing Photography. DGPh Prize for Innovative Publication
Deadline: 30 September, 2020