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Photobook Prize. Israel. Deadline: July 20, 2020

The 2020 Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography
Special COVID-19 Edition
Winner will receive a $20,000 grant for the publication of a photography book

The Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography, a collaboration between PHOTO IS:RAEL and the Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund, will be awarded for the fifth time this year to a photographer whose works demonstrate excellence in the field of photography.

Following the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, this year’s award process will feature a unique format that will adhere to the necessary restrictions without compromising its goal of supporting excellent photographers and the stories they tell, which are now more important than ever.

This year’s winner will receive a $20,000 grant for the publication of a professional photography book through BLOW UP PRESS, a Warsaw-based boutique publishing house. The winner will be announced in November 2020, and the book will be published and launched in November 2021 at the 9th International Photography Festival. During the course of that year, the winner will work on the production of the book together with PHOTO IS:RAEL’s Chief Curator and BLOW UP PRESS’ Head Designer. The book will then be distributed through various professional platforms around the world.
The winner will also receive royalties from the sale of the book.

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A professional panel of judges will review all award finalists and will select a photographer who demonstrates thought, quality, originality and excellence in photography, as well as the potential to create a comprehensive body of work suitable for publication as a book. The submitted portfolios will be delivered to the panel anonymously, with no identifying markers, and will be judged based on their excellency, quality and originality.

Of the works submitted, the panelists will select 20 finalists for a group exhibition at the International Photography Festival, which will take place in November 2020 in Tel Aviv.*

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Members of the Jury

David Adika, Photographer and head of the Photography Department at Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem
Michael Benson, Founder, Candlestar/Photo London
Maya Benton, Curator, Art Historian and Visiting Professor at Yale University
Dr Susan Bright, Curator and Writer, France / UK
Krzysztof Candrowicz, Curator and Researcher
Sian Davey, Artist, UK
Mirjam Kooiman, Art Historian, writer and Curator at Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam
Grzegorz Kosmala, Founder and Director, BLOW UP PRESS, Poland
Dafna Meitar Nechmad, The Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund
Rivka Saker, Chairman of Sotheby’s Israel, Founder and board chair of ARTIS
István Virágvölgyi, Curator, Photo editor, Secretary of the Capa Grand Prize Hungary

Bob Newman, 2019 Meitar Award Finalist
Registration schedule:

The Registration will be open from 17.6.2020 – 20.7.2020 23:59 (Israel time)
Registration rate is $35.00 – a subsidized rate for this year’s special edition
Photographs must be submitted via the award website
For questions and additional information please contact meitar@photoisrael.org

PHOTO IS:RAEL, an independent not for profit organization, active since 2009 with the aim to create social change through the language of photography.

*It should be noted that considering the latest global situation around the COVID-19 outbreak, PHOTO IS:RAEL will make every effort to hold the festival as planned. In case the festival will not be able to open as planned, PHOTO IS:RAEL will make all reasonable efforts to reschedule the IPF within a reasonable period of time. If need be, we will consider the option hold an online version of the festival, including exhibitions and a program of online lectures and events.

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Join us for an Online Lecture by by Gloria Oyarzabal
2019 Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography Winner
Tuesday, the 30th of June at 19:00 (Israel time zome)

Gloria Oyarzabal, 2019 Meitar Award Winner
Join us for an online lecture with Meitar Award 2019 Winner – Gloria Oyarzabal on her winning series “WOMAN GO NO’GREE” and other works.
The project “WOMAN GO NO’GREE” was shot in Nigeria between 2017-2019. Through this work, Oyarzabal investigates the effect of colonization on the concept of women and the impossibility of universalizing feminist discourses.

The lecture will be online and free of charge.
Please pre-register here: https://forms.gle/pDPrcAeZgeLYTSBP9
A link to a ZOOM conference will be sent to your email prior to the lecture.

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Fresh Eyes List.

FRESH EYES is proud to announce the 2020 Talents!

Adriana Ferrarese IT
Adrienn Józan HU
Alexandre Pruvost FR
Anabela Pinto PT
Anaïs Lesy BE
Andrea Re IT
Anna Twardowska PL
Annette Wijdeveld NL
Asiko UK
Benjamin Lindner DE
Bowen Fernie US
Camilla Rocca IT
Carlos Barradas PT
Cecilie Fang DK
Celine Croze FR
Chanel Irvine AU
Christelle Boulé CH
Christine Mooijer NL
Corinna Hopmann DE
Cristiano Volk IT
Daniel Heilig HU
Daniela Constantini MX
David Hummelen NL
Davide Cerretini IT
Diego Costantini IT
Dienie Brouwer NL
Djulita Hoeks NL
Elena Orta IT
Eliška Sky CZ
Elizabeth Alderliesten NL
Emma Scarafiotti IT
Ester Sabik SK
Ezra Bohm NL
Fred Mungo IT
Frédérique Dimarco FR
Giacomo Infantino IT
Greet Weitenberg NL
Guido Belli IT
Guillem Ayora ES
Hanciu Dragos RO
Hannah Oseid NO
Heiko Kienleitner AT
Helene Goedl AT
Hester Baars NL
Ioanna Natsikou GR
Ioanna Sakellaraki GR
Ivelina Bridges BG
Jackie Mulder NL
James Hensby UK
Jan Philipzen DE
Jann Höfer DE
Jensy Franco NL
Jeremy Knowles UK
Jesse Wallace US
Jildo-Tim Hof NL
Joan Alvado ES
Joep Hijwegen NL
Johanna Laleh von Holst DE
Johannes Bosgra NL
Joost Wensveen NL
Julija Goyd LT
Katerina Motylova UA
Klim Kutsevskyy UA
Laila Mubarak NL
Lars van Straalen NL
Lidewij Mulder NL
Linda Zhengová CZ
Lizzy Mooiweer NL
Lotte Ekkel NL
Lucia Sekerková SK
Marco van den Arend NL
Maria Munzi IT
María Viñas ES
Marivan Martins BR
Markus Korenjak AT
Martin Tscholl DE
Mateo H. Acosta CO
Maxime Puteaux FR
Mirka van Renswoude NL
Monika Jagusinskytė LT
Myriam Escudero Polo ES
Naïs Bessaih FR
Nanouk Prins NL
Niccolò Quaresima IT
Nosh Neneh NL
Nynke Brandsma NL
Romain Bagnard FR
Sandra Mickiewicz PL
Sara Punt NL
Sebastian Steveniers BE
Sergey Korovayny UA
Silvia De Giorgi IT
Snejana Barteneva BY
Sonya Mantere FI
Teiksma Jankava LV
Turkina Faso RU
Uma Damle PT
Victoire Eouzan FR
Vito Sardone IT
Yara Jimmink NL

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: www.dgph.de/preise

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation

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

deutscheboersephotographyfoundation.org/

 

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: www.dgph.de

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: www.deutscheboersephotographyfoundation.org

 

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

Application: http://www.dgph.de/awards-and-prizes

Prix Ars Electronica & STARTS Prize. Deadline extended to Mar. 16, 2020

Open Call for Prix Ars Electronica & STARTS Prize

Prix Ars Electronica   – the world’s most time-honoured media arts competition – is now accepting submissions. Winners of the Prix are awarded the coveted Golden Nica statuette, prize money ranging up to € 10,000 per category and an opportunity to showcase their talents at the famed Ars Electronica Festival in Linz.

https://ars.electronica.art/prix

 

STARTS Prize

The STARTS Prize is part of the STARTS Initiative of the European Commission and awards the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts in two categories: Artistic Exploration and Innovative Collaboration. The two STARTS Prize winners each receive €20,000 and are prominently featured at theArs Electronica Festival, BOZAR and Waag.

https://starts-prize.aec.at

 

 

Projects submitted to the Prix Ars Electronica category can also be considered for the STARTS Prize!

 

Submission for both competitions is free of charge and ends on March 2nd, 2020

Tokyo International Photography Competition. Deadline: Feb. 21, 2020

THE TOKYO INTERNATIONAL

PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Photo ©: Daniel Castro Garcia, Ayumi Tanaka, Lydia Goldblatt, Bénédicte Vanderreydt, Seunggu Kim, Christian Vium 

Have questions before you submit your images on climate change to the 7th Edition of the Tokyo International Photography Competition? Check out a few of our most frequently asked questions below.

IS THERE AN ENTRY FEE?

Yes. The entry fee is $40 per set of 5–10 images. There is no limit to the number of entries allowed per person.

WHAT IF I CANNOT AFFORD THE SUBMISSION FEE?

Scholarships are available for photographers from countries without acess to credit cards or where the $40 entry fee would be prohibitive. To apply, please fill out the scholarship application form.

IS THE COMPETITION OPEN TO PHOTOGRAPHERS WORLDWIDE?

The Tokyo International Photography Competition is open to all photographers around the world. Note: Photographers must be 18 years of age or older at the time of submission.

WHAT LANGUAGE SHOULD MY ARTIST STATEMENT BE WRITTEN IN?

Please write your statement in the language you feel most comfortable in.

WHO WILL DECIDE WHICH PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE SELECTED?

A select group of internationally renowned jurors from around the world will review all the images submitted and select the winning entries.

WHERE WILL THE WINNING EXHIBITION BE PRESENTED?

Selected photographers will be invited to have an exhibition of their work at the Tokyo Institute of Photography in Tokyo, Japan; the United Photo Industries Gallery in Brooklyn, New York; Wonder Foto Day in Taipei, Taiwan; and the PhotoIreland Festival in Dublin, Ireland.

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REBECCA VASSIE AWARD for UK based photographers. Deadline: March 27, 2020

Submissions open for fourth Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award, photography bursary worth £3,000

The Rebecca Vassie Trust today announces the fourth annual Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award for emerging photographers, which includes a cash bursary of £2,000. The award, which funds an early-career photographer in the UK to undertake a narrative photography project, also includes more than £1,000-worth of premier printing at Metro Imaging plus support towards industry and public exposure. In addition, up to twelve longlisted applicants join the trust’s Development Network, which offers smaller grants towards educational projects and professional development throughout the year. Judges for the award include Caroline Hunter (picture editor, Guardian Weekend magazine), Phil Coomes (picture editor, BBC News Online) and Jennifer Thatcher (critic, curator and lecturer). The award was created in memory of Rebecca Vassie, a British photographer and photojournalist who died suddenly, aged 30, while on assignment in Uganda in March 2015. Applicants for the award, who must be either from or based in the UK, are asked to submit a proposal setting out a compelling vision for a narrative photography project with a social or political context. The deadline for submissions is Friday, 27 March 2020.

Rebecca Vassie Trust is a charity registered in the UK, established 2016 in memory of the British photographer Rebecca Vassie. The Trust supports the art of long-form narrative photography, and promotes education in photography both for emerging professionals and the broader public.

About Rebecca Vassie: Rebecca Vassie was born in 1985 and studied photography at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Rochester. After graduating she worked as a commercial photographer and photographer’s assistant. In 2012 she moved to Uganda to establish a career as an international photojournalist. She worked as a stringer for Associated Press (AP), with her pictures appearing in major newspapers worldwide including The Guardian and The Washington Post. She also photographed for a number of charities and NGOs as well as pursuing her own projects, such as documenting Uganda’s transgender community and its Olympic boxing hopefuls. She died suddenly, aged 30, in March 2015, from complications related to an asthma attack while documenting Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in Hoima District in western Uganda.

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REBECCA VASSIE MEMORIAL AWARD Deadline: Friday, 27 March 2020

Who can apply: An early-to-mid-career photographer in or from the UK The award: £2,000 to undertake a narrative photography project with a social or political context; approx. £1,000-worth of printing at Metro Imaging; support from the Trust towards public and industry exposure of the work; membership of Shutter Hub. How to apply: Full submission information at http://www.rebeccavassietrust.org

Judges include: Caroline Hunter (Guardian), Phil Coomes (BBC) and Jennifer Thatcher (critic and curator).  

August Sander Award. Deadline: Jan. 24, 2020

August Sander Award. Prize for Portrait Photography
Open for artists up to 40 years old
Application deadline: 24 January 2020

The August Sander Award – Prize for Portrait Photography, sponsored by Ulla Bartenbach and Prof. Dr. Kurt Bartenbach in collaboration with Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne will be awarded for the second time in 2020.

The prize is designed to promote young artists working in the field of documentary and conceptual photography. In honor of August Sander’s seminal contribution to portrait photography, the candidates’ photographic work should primarily focus on portraiture. The prize is awarded every two years.

National and international artists aged 40 and under who work mainly with photography are eligible to enter. The prize is endowed with €5,000. Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur will also organize, if possible, a solo exhibition of the winners’ works in cooperation with the artist.

The artist should submit a largely completed series of no more than 20 photographs. Only works that form a thematically coherent group or sequence will be reviewed; individual images will not be considered. Submitted works must not have won prizes at other competitions.

The jury is composed of five members: Rineke Dijkstra, artist, Amsterdam; Douglas Eklund, curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Prof. Dr. Ursula Frohne, art historian, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster; Dr. Anja Bartenbach, sponsor family; Gabriele Conrath-Scholl, director, Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne.

A shortlist will be published at the end of March 2020. The winner will be announced at the end of April 2020. The award ceremony will take place in September 2020 on the premises of Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur in Cologne. The closing date is 24 January 2020. Details of terms and conditions for submissions can be downloaded here.

More information and application:

Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur, Köln
Im Mediapark 7 . 50670 Cologne
T +49 (0)221-88895300
photographie@sk-kultur.de
http://www.photographie-sk-kultur.de

Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur, Köln

 

Contemporary African Photography Prize. Deadline: Feb 7, 2020

Call for entries:
Ninth edition of the CAP Prize, the Contemporary African Photography Prize

The Contemporary African Photography Prize (CAP Prize) is open for entries to its ninth edition. The prize is directed at photographers whose work engages with the African continent or its diaspora. The five winning entries will be showcased in a series of exhibitions produced in collaboration with major photography festivals in Africa and the rest of the world with the aim of raising the profile of African photography.
The CAP Prize aims to raise the profile of African photography within the arts and to encourage a rethinking of the image of Africa. Each year five winners are selected by an internationally sourced panel of judges, enabling the promotion of African photography worldwide. The CAP Prize is open to artists of any age and descent. Submitted photo series must consist of a minimum of 10, but may not exceed 25 images. The call closes on 7 February 2020. There is no entry fee.
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