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Calling all photographers

The Jerwood/Photoworks Photography Awards open for entries

Photographers have until the 1 December 2014 to submit their work for the new inaugural Jerwood/Photoworks Awards.

Launched in 2014, the collaboration between the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Photoworks is supported by Arts Council England. Three prizes will be awarded to photographers who produce “outstanding proposals in relation to innovative approaches to photography” write the organisers in a press statement.

Open to all art practitioners using photography residing in the UK, three awards of £5,000 each will be presented, alongside mentoring programme, access to a significant production fund, and a group exhibition in London as part of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme at Jerwood Space (from November 2015) with a subsequent UK exhibition tour.

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The judging panel includes Celia Davies, director of Photoworks; Shonagh Manson, director of Jerwood Charitable Foundation; artists Broomberg and Chanarin; and Lucy Moor, director of Claire de Rouen Books.

“We are as interested in entrants who use photographs, archives and found photography as we are in photographers and artists who make their own photography.” says Celia Davies. “The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards will give national and international recognition to emerging talent. They are not about promoting existing work, but rather about enabling artists and photographers to make important new work that wouldn’t otherwise happen.”

Shonagh Manson adds, “these awards are distinct from current opportunities in photography in their focus. They will support the process of creating and exhibiting substantial new work, alongside a valuable ongoing programme of professional mentorship from a dream list of practitioners; they will be something very special.”

The three winners will be announced in January 2015.

For more details about the competition and how to enter, visit the Photoworks website.

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