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Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award . Deadline: March 15, 2018

The 17th edition of KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO AWARD, the biggest and the most prestigious photo contest in Georgia, is ready for you. The main goal of the AWARD is to link international photography to Georgia and to local photography. Announcement of the Photo Award worldwide intends to foster its international position. For the last several years the best photos of the contest were presented in Germany, Cologne, at Lichtblick Gallery and were shown projected in Arles and shown at Plovdiv Photomeetings.

Within the framework of KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO 2018, the city will host KOLGA AWARD the best photo selection exhibition on May 4-10, 2018 as well as several international and local exhibitions, series of workshops, lectures and portfolio reviews delivered by international professional photographers, curators and art critics. This year mobile and tablet photo lovers can again join KOLGA AWARD celebrating the art of photography.

This year’s categories include:

  1. Documentary Series
  2. Reportage
  3. Conceptual Photo Project
  4. Best Shot
  5. Mobile One Shot
  6. Mobile Photo Series

You can register for the festival at https://www.kolga.ge/?lang=en#/rules/ .

Fees – $30

The KOLGA AWARD prize fund is 7 000 USD. The sum will be equally divided between the winners in the first four categories. The winners of these categories will get 1500-1500 USD each. As for the Mobile Photo category (with sub-nominations: one shot and photo series) the winners will get a 500 USD each. Kolga Newcomer Photo Award. This award will be conferred on a young photographer (under the age of 25), whose photo series will be chosen from the following nominations: Documentary Series, Reportage and Conceptual Photo Project. The €500 will be granted to the winner of the nomination. The aim of the award is to facilitate professional development of young photographers and help them to pave the way in the world of photography. Special Prize for Georgian photographers: Internship at the international photo agency Prospekt in Milan. This award will be given to the Georgian photographer whose photo series will be chosen by Prospekt Photo Agency from the following nominations: Documentary Series, Reportage, Conceptual Photo Project and Mobile Photo Series. Eligibility: Participants are free to choose the subject of their works, because we would like to attract photographers of all different ages, and those working with various styles. The contest is open to all photographers worldwide. There are no age restrictions. You are free to choose the subject of your photo projects. Requirements:

Photos uploaded under Documentary Series, Reportage and Conceptual Photo categories should be a series of a minimum 6 photos to maximum 12 photos. You may enter a maximum of one entries/series in each category. One Shot category participants can upload a maximum of five photos. For Mobile Photo nomination the participants can upload photos for one shot category (max. 5 photos) and one photo series (a minimum 6 photos to maximum 12 photos). Applicants can participate in any or all categories announced (altogether 58 photos can be uploaded). The names of the winners will be revealed by the international jury members:

Lars Lindemann (Germany) :: Image editor and deputy creative director of the GEO magazine

Richard Bram (USA) :: Photographer

Tina Schelhorn (Germany) :: Gallerist, Curator

Nikolaj Laoutliev (Germany) :: Professor of Photography

Should you have any additional questions, please contact us at: contest@kolga.ge

https://www.kolga.ge/?lang=en#/rules/

 

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Doc photography and photobook grants (only for Indian artists). Deadline: March 31, 2017

Here are two grants from Alkazi Foundation. Both are only open to Indian nationals/residents, and the focus of their suggested project should be from India. Plus, the photographers have to be above the age of 25 years.

A bit restricting, but if you fall into that group, go for it!

http://acparchives.com/photobook-grant-2017/

http://acparchives.com/documentary-photography-grant-2017/

 

J. Riis Award for Editorial & Doc. Photography. Deadline: Jan. 10, 2017

1 WEEK LEFT TO ENTER
WIN A ROUND TRIP TO THE 5th BIENNIAL OF FINE ART & DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY TO BE HELD IN PRAGUE ON OCTOBER 2018, PLUS $1000 FOR LODGING EXPENSES AND FREE EXHIBITION OF THE AWARDED SERIES

The Gala Awards organizes the 5th edition of THE JACOB RIIS AWARD (named after the Danish-American photographer, 1849-1914), inviting photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought. Challenging personal, emotional or political statements will be welcome. The Award is open worldwide to all professional and amateur photographers working with digital or traditional photography.
No digital manipulation will be accepted if it alters the visual chronicle.

Any type of photography is accepted, either Black & White or Color.

In this edition, only series composed of 3 to 10 images will be accepted. The series has to be a coherent body of work, and each image composing the series must have its own intrinsic value.

The theme of the Award is Editorial and Documentary.

By Editorial and Documentary we understand the form of photography used to chronicle everyday life images, to illustrate an article or to inform and educate. It can be simply said that editorial and documentary is the photography that supports the printed word, although it can be used as standalone, while we distinguish it from corporate, advertising, or fine art photography.

This awards qualify to be selected to participate in the 5th edition of the Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography which will be held as Prague Foto Biennale to be held in Prague in September-October, 2018.

Eligibility: Open to all photographers 18 years old or older, professional and amateur, from any country of the world.

Submission Deadline:
Final Deadline: January 10, 2017

Juror:
Andrea Star Reese.
Andrea Star Reese is a VISURA photojournalist/documentary photographer based in New York, Seattle, and Jakarta, which recently won the 9th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, best portfolio in Human Rights in the Berlin Foto Biennale, and the Deeper Perspective Award of IPA.
Her potftolio Urban Cave was a Visa D’Or at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan, 2010. Andrea also received the 2014 David Pike Award for Excellence in Journalism and Best Social Documentary at the 2009 New York Festival (2009). Among other media, Andrea has published in CNN, The Guardian, Time, Huffington Post, Le Monde, and Paris Match.

Awards:

One Photographer will be Recipient of the Jacob Riis Award Award, and will be invited to exhibit and attend the 5th edition of the Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography to be held in Prague* in September-October, 2018. The Gala Awards will pay her round trip couch ticket to Prague*, and $1,000 for lodging expenses. Awardee’s exhibition expenses will be borne by The Gala Awards.

*: The organizer of the Award reserves the right to change the city of the Biennial in case of extraordinary circumstances. If Prague is changed by another city, the city of the venue will be always within Europe.

Two Runner Ups Photographers will receive a prize of $300, and will be automatically selected to exhibit at the 5th edition of the Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography.

Artist Notification:

March 2, 2017 (results will be emailed to all participants by email.)

There is no limitation regarding the total of Series to be submitted.

5th Edition of the Jacob Riis Editorial and Documentary Award
juried by Andrea Star Reese
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Photographic Social Vision Scholarship. Deadline: June 10, 2016

New scholarship to promote documentary  photography and investigation related to journalism and social issues, rewarded with 8.000 euros and and exhibition. Only for residents in Spain 🙂

Beca de ámbito nacional para fotógrafos y periodistas que nace en 2016 en conmemoración del 15º aniversario de la Fundación y fruto de la urgente necesidad de apoyar el fotoperiodismo de investigación: un ejercicio necesario en el desarrollo de sociedades democráticas sanas. Photographic Social Vision abre una convocatoria para que profesionales del sector, fotógrafos, expertos en investigación y alumnos de periodismo con experiencia propongan temas a investigar. Un jurado experto evaluará las propuestas recibidas y otorgará 8.000 euros al profesional o colectivo escogido para llevar a cabo su investigación durante los 9 meses siguientes. El proyecto ganador de la beca debe ser inédito y de interés social, y se valora de los participantes su experiencia previa y calidad, rigor, así como su capacidad de ejecutarlo. El resultado de la investigación verá la luz en formato expositivo en la programación del festival DOCfield el año siguiente.

El trabajo a realizar deberá contar con las siguientes características formales: – Un texto (castellano o catalán) de 15.000 caracteres con espacios (mínimo). – Una serie fotográfica 30 imágenes (mínimo).

LINK: http://www.photographicsocialvision.org/profesionales/beca-investigacion/

HOW TO APPLY: http://www.photographicsocialvision.org/webwp/wp-content/uploads/CAST_BASES_BECA-PHOTOGRAPHIC-SOCIAL-VISION.pdf

The Lucie Scholarship Program. Deadline: November 30, 2015

The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer three cash grants to support the work of emerging photographers – one $2,500 scholarship with an open theme and two $1000 scholarships for photographers working in the fields of Fine Art or Documentary/Photojournalism.

$2,500 Emerging Artist Scholarship

This scholarship is open to all genres of photographic work and will be given to an individual to create or continue work on a specific dynamic project.

Application Fee: $20.00

Photo Taken $1,000 Emerging Scholarship

This scholarship will be given to an individual to create or continue a project focused on telling an existing story through a documentary or photojournalism approach.

Application Fee: $10.00

Photo Made $1,000 Emerging Scholarship

This scholarship will be given to an individual to create or continue a project focused on creating a story through a conceptual Fine Art approach.

Application Fee: $10.00

Emerging Scholarship Details:

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2015

Shortlist Announcement: December 10, 2015

Recipient Announced: December 15, 2015

Who Can Apply:

The LF Emerging Scholarship is open to emerging photographers worldwide.

What is Required to Apply:

Please read the following information carefully to make sure your application material is complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered:

1. Project Proposal. This proposal should include the following:

-Project Start and End Dates

-250 Word Description of your project

-Your Plan for completing the project (i.e. how you intend to approach the project and how you intend to use the scholarship money)

-Five Goals that you plan to accomplish while working on the project (e.g. producing 20 new images, making 5 prints, etc.).

2. A one-page biography and/or CV

3. Twenty digital images. 

http://www.luciefoundation.org/programs/scholarship/

Two stipends for studying in Spain. Deadline June 2 and June 14, 2015

Two opportunities to come to Spain and study professional photography or photobook design.

One is by El Observatorio in Barcelona, offering a stipend for their photobook and their documentary courses. Deadline: June 14. Recommended if you speak Spanish. Go take a look.

The other one is by IED Madrid, for the Master of Professional Photography, which consists of three modules:

Deadline: June 2. Taught in English. Go to Stipend application.

 

 

Call for applications – NOOR at fotografia europea festival. Deadline: April 28, 2015

As part of the festival Fotografia Europea 2015 in Reggio Emilia, Italy, NOOR offers aspiring photographers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working directly with our visual storytellers.

 Deadline to apply: Tuesday April 28, 2015 (by midnight C.E.T.)

Calendar of activities and events in which participants will personally come into contact with some of the leading figures in contemporary photography:

Three-Day Practical Workshop: From Thursday 14 May until Saturday 16 May 2015 NOOR will host a three-day practical workshop under the guidance ofStanley Greene, Jon Lowenstein, Sebastian Listeand Andrea Bruce.

One-Day Theoretical Workshop: On Saturday 16 May 2015 NOOR will host a one-day theoretical workshop ‘Rethinking the Photo Project’ under the guidance of Asim Rafiqui.

NOOR Lunch Talks: On Saturday 16 May 2015 NOOR will host ‘NOOR Lunch Talks’ at Ristorante Enoteca Il Pozzo with Nina Berman,Francesco Zizola, Pep Bonet,Alixandra Fazzina & Benedicte Kurzen.

Details and how to apply here.