All posts tagged: Awards

New photobook award

Photographers have the chance to win a publishing deal worth £20,000 in a new photobook competition that launches today. The Bar Tur Photobook Award, which will be run in association with The Photographers’ Gallery and entrepreneurs and philanthropists Amnon and Armon Bar-Tur, offers an emerging photographer the chance to publish their first book with the Gallery and Trolley Books. A three-year initiative, the annual award will see The Photographers’ Gallery collaborate with a different UK-based independent publisher each year. [bjp_ad_slot] The award is open to artists that have not yet published a book, with the exception of self-published titles. Applicants must either be currently studying for, or have graduated from, a UK-based BA or MA visual arts course within the last five years. Applicants are asked to submit a proposal for their publication, including both written and visual material. Entries will be judged by a panel of experts co-chaired by Brett Rogers, director at The Photographers’ Gallery, and Amnon Bar-Tur. The inaugural panel will include: David Chandler, writer and curator; Nadav Kander, photographer; Caroline Metcalfe, director of photography at Condé Nast Traveller magazine; …

2014-09-12T12:22:23+00:00

RPS announces winners of 2014 Awards

American photographer Steve McCurry has been awarded the centenary medal for lifetime achievement at this year’s Royal Photographic Society Awards. The announcement was made last night at a special ceremony at The Royal Society in London. The Magnum photographer was given the award “in recognition of a sustained, significant contribution to the art of photography”. Speaking at the ceremony, McCurry told of his delight at being given the award, adding: “I can’t think of a better way to spend my life than wandering this planet telling stories.” Tim Webber, the driving force behind British visual effects company Framestore’s push into digital film and television, and credited with developing the company’s virtual camera and motion rig systems, was awarded an RPS progress medal and honorary fellowship. [bjp_ad_slot] The Society’s award for outstanding service to photography went to Terence Pepper, curator of photographs at the National Portrait Gallery from 1978 until 2014, now senior special advisor on photographs at the Gallery. The award “recognises major sustained, outstanding and influential contributions to the advancement of photography and/or imaging in their widest meanings”. Honorary …

2014-09-12T12:44:50+00:00

Getty names 2014 Grants for Editorial Photography [update]

Five photojournalists will each receive a US$10,000 grant in Getty Images’ 10th Grants for Editorial Photography. The 2014 recipients are: Giulio di Sturco, a Reportage by Getty Images’ featured contributor, who receives an award for his body of work titled Ganges: Death of a River, documenting the demise of the Ganges River in India and examining its impact on the livelihoods of millions of people who live along its banks. Juan Arredondo, whose portfolio Born in Conflict examines the effects of a 50-year conflict on the youth of Colombia, documenting the experiences of current and former child soldiers caught up in the ongoing war between The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the National Liberation Army. [bjp_ad_slot] Jordi Busqué, for his award-winning portfolio, The Mennonites of Bolivia, which documents the lives of the Mennonites – a comparatively unknown religious community of European descent whose way of life has remained relatively unchanged since the 16th century – in the east of the country. Krisanne Johnson, a Getty Images’ grant recipient in 2009, has been awarded a grant for South Africa’s Post-Apartheid Youth, a project that follows the lives of South African youth, twenty years after …

2014-09-12T16:57:59+00:00

EyeEm announces Awards shortlist

After sifting through more than 100,000 entries, the judges of the EyeEm Global Photography Festival & Awards have made their shortlist. The judging panel, which includes Time LightBox’s Olivier Laurent, and recently appointed executive director at the Tim Hetherington Trust, Stephen Mayes, has chosen ten entries from each of the competition’s ten categories. The winner of each category will be announced during an awards ceremony in Berlin on 12 September, during the inaugural edition of the EyeEm festival, which runs until 13 September. One shortlisted photographer will go on to be crowned EyeEm Photographer of the Year at the ceremony. [bjp_ad_slot] The winning images will be exhibited at the Alte Teppichfabrik in Berlin and in London, New York City, San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, and Tokyo. A book of the images will also be available. Founded in 2011 in Berlin by photo-enthusiasts Florian Meissner, Lorenz Aschoff, Ramzi Rizk and Gen Sadakane, EyeEm seeks to celebrate “the quality and community of mobile photography,” say the founders. As well as an online marketplace and community, EyeEm is a free application for iOS and …

2014-09-02T10:52:43+00:00

“I am excited to work from the birthplace of photography,” Natasha Caruana tells BJP

At this year’s Les Rencontres d’Arles festival in the south of France, Natasha Caruana was named 2014 BMW Young Photographer in Residence at the Nicéphore Niépce Museum. “I was told in advance that I had reached the last few photographers, and had prepared an acceptance speech in French,” Caruana told BJP at the festival. “The announcement was nerve-wracking, but I’m so happy to have won. It will be incredible to spend this time making my own work, receiving support from the museum and also drawing on its archive.” This is the fourth year of the BMW residency, which aims to “offer ongoing support and to foster a close link with the artists based on shared values”. Caruana will spend three months at the historic museum in Chalon-sur-Saône, the birthplace of Nicéphore Niépce,  – credited as the inventor of photography – and will have complete creative freedom. In addition to the three-month residency, Caruana received a €6000 grant to fund her time in France. Caruana spoke to BJP about her expectations and hopes for the residency, and offers an insight into her current way of working. BJP: What does winning mean to …

2014-08-18T11:07:12+00:00

Carmignac Gestion winner talks to BJP

Tavakolian, who was born in Tehran in 1981, was awarded the €50,000 prize for her report on Iran’s lost generation – young people who are caught between an increasingly modern society, and religious and cultural traditions of old. The Award, which was founded by the Carmignac Foundation in 2009, has a different theme each year. For the 5th edition, photographers were asked to submit portfolios about Iran. The aim of the Award is to support and promote photography of lesser known areas of conflict, by providing funding to a photographer to produce an in-depth photographic report. Past winners include Panos Pictures photographer Robin Hammond, who won in 2012 for his work about life in Zimbabwe under the rule of Robert Mugabe, and Italian photographer Davide Monteleone, who won last year’s edition for his work in Chechnya. Monteleone’s resulting body of work, Spasibo, will be on show at the Saatchi Gallery in London from 11 October to 9 November. Tavakolian, who began shooting professionally at the age of 16, has been published in Time Magazine, The New York Times, …

2014-07-30T20:50:24+00:00

Mack releases Frowst by Joanna Piotrowska

Joanna Piotrowska’s publication Frowst won Mack’s First Book Award in April this year, and has just been published by the London-based publisher. The book features a series of black-and-white staged photographs of members of Piotrowska’s family. Through her images, the Royal College of Art graduate explores the idea of anxiety and the family, touching on themes such as family relationships, which can be both oppressive and rewarding, and dysfunction within the family unit. Piotrowska’s carefully posed subjects – quite often positioned in close proximity to each other – look almost sculptural. The result is a series of images that are intimate yet claustrophobic, and unsettling at the same time. It is no accident that the meaning of the book’s title refers to a warm but stuffy atmosphere. [bjp_ad_slot] Polish-born Piotrowska, who has exhibited her work in countries including Ireland, Spain, France, Poland and the UK, was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013, and the exhibition Jerwood Encounters: Family Politics, curated by Photoworks. The First Book Award, now in its third year, is awarded to a photographer who has not yet had a book published by a third-party publishing house. Industry professionals are invited …

2014-06-20T11:59:36+00:00

Director of The Photographers’ Gallery receives OBE

Brett Rogers has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday 2014 Honours List for services to the arts. In her thirty-year career, Rogers has been instrumental in establishing photography as a leading art form, both in the UK and internationally. Rogers was appointed director at The Photographers’ Gallery in 2005, and to date has led the London gallery through a number of changes, including a move to new premises on Ramilles Street in Soho and an 18-month-long £9.2m redevelopment project, which saw the gallery transformed into a world-class exhibition and education space for photography. The gallery re-opened to the public in May 2012. [bjp_ad_slot] Prior to The Photographers’ Gallery, Rogers, who moved to the UK from Australia in 1980 to study a Masters at The Courtauld Institute of Art, worked at the British Council from 1985 to 2005 in the Visual Arts Department, where she was director of exhibitions. During her time at the British Council, she was responsible for establishing its photography programme and policy, as well as organising major exhibitions that include: Anish Kapoor for the British Pavilion at the 44th Venice Biennale in 1990; Look at Me – Fashion and …

2014-06-19T17:51:07+00:00

IdeasTap and Magnum Photos announce award winners

Abbie Trayler-Smith, Souvid Datta and Lee Price have been named winners of the 2013 IdeasTap and Magnum Photos Photographic Award. Each photographer wins £5000; in addition, Datta and Price will receive paid placements with Magnum Photos in London or New York. Panos Pictures member Trayler-Smith won the 31+ age category with The Big O, a long-term personal project that looks at childhood obesity; Mumbai-born Datta won the 16 to 22 category with his series that looks at the human cost of pollution in China; and Manchester photographer Price was named winner of the 23 to 30 category for his series, Against the Order of Nature, which explores LGBT communities in Uganda.  The announcement was made last night at the Truman Brewery, off Brick Lane in east London, where an exhibition of work by all nine shortlisted photographers is on show until 25 May. [bjp_ad_slot] The award, now in its fifth year, aims to identify, showcase and celebrate emerging documentary photographers, and to help them “take their careers to the next level”. Self Publish, Be Happy founder Bruno Ceschel, who was one of the judges, said: “We were looking for projects we felt were heading …

2014-05-27T09:30:02+00:00

Photobook competition calls for entries

The Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards are back. Celebrating the best photobooks from the past year, the competition awards prizes in two main categories: PhotoBook of the Year and First PhotoBook. The former prize is awarded to a photographer and his or her publisher for “the photobook deemed to be the best of 2014”, chosen from a shortlist of 20 books. The $10,000 First PhotoBook prize is awarded to a photographer for his or her debut photobook, selected from a shortlist of 10 books. [bjp_ad_slot] New to the competition this year is a third category: Photography Catalogue of the Year. The new prize recognises the increasing number of high-quality exhibition catalogues being produced. It will be awarded to “the publication, publisher, or institution responsible for the exhibition catalogue or museum publication judged to be the best of 2014”, write the organisers in a press statement. American photographer Todd Hido is on this year’s jury, although the full panel has not yet been announced. The judging takes place in two stages: an initial jury meets in New York in September, to create the shortlist of 35 titles across all …

2014-05-23T17:03:19+00:00

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