All posts tagged: competitions

IdeasTap and Magnum Award announces finalists

IdeasTap has named the photographers who will go through to the next round of its annual competition, which it runs in partnership with Magnum Photos. Of the 18 photographers selected from three categories for the 2014 IdeasTap and Magnum Photographic Award, a jury of industry professionals chose nine to go through to the next stage of the competition. They are: Albert Elm; Jack Latham; Sophie Green; Karolina Jonderko; Magda Rakita; Sarah Amy Fishlock; Adél Koleszár; Álvaro Laiz; and Vasantha Yogananthan. On the judging panel were: Lucy Davies, commissioning editor of photography at The Telegraph; Peter Marlow, Magnum photographer; Jonathan Bell, editorial and publishing representative at Magnum Photos; and Souvid Datta, 2013 IdeasTap Photographic Award winner. The Award, now in its fifth year, aims to showcase and celebrate emerging photographers who are working within documentary photography. Each of the nine shortlisted photographers will receive £1500 to shoot a new project, and will also be mentored by a member of Magnum Photos. The three overall winners will be announced in May 2015 and awarded prizes that include £5000 in cash and paid internships at the Magnum Photos offices in either London or New York. To find …

2014-11-26T21:54:36+00:00

Erik Kessels, Brett Rogers and more to judge BJP’s IPA

  Would you like to have Erik Kessels see your work? Or Brett Rogers, director of The Photographers’ Gallery? How about Emma Bowkett, photography director of the award-winning FT Weekend Magazine? Now you can, via the BJP‘s International Photography Award. Offering photographers the chance to show their work at London’s TJ Boulting Gallery, the competition is divided into a series and a single image category; the series category will be judged by Erik Kessels, curator and co-founder of KesselsKramer communications agency; Brett Rogers OBE, director of The Photographers’ Gallery; Bruno Ceschel, director of Self Publish, Be Happy and SPBH Editions; Emma Bowkett, photography director for the Financial Times’ FT Weekend Magazine; and Hannah Watson, director of TJ Boulting gallery and Trolley Books. The single image category will be judged by Sean O’Hagan, photography critic for The Guardian and The Observer; Bruno Bayley, European managing editor Vice; Alexia Singh, editor-in-charge of the Wider Image Desk, Reuters; Sarah Thomson, head of art production, Fallon London; and Hannah Watson. Entries can be on any topic, shot in any format and taken with any camera; photographers can be of any age …

2014-11-26T23:34:54+00:00

The other portrait show

Founded by photographers Carole Evans and James O Jenkins, Portrait Salon is an annual exhibition showcasing a selection of images that have been rejected from the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize (TWPPP). Following the announcement of the shortlist for the 2011 National Portrait Gallery-run prize, Evans and O Jenkins “noticed a wave of disgruntled photographers on Twitter who had been rejected.” The founders decided to launch the prize as they were convinced there would be strong work among the rejected images, given that such a small percentage of the submitted works is selected for the prize. The idea is based on the first Salon des Refusés that was staged by artists who were rejected from the 1863 Paris Salon. However, as Evans and O Jenkins point out, many rejected works went on to gain significant notoriety, a prime example being Édouard Manet’s Déjeuner sur l’herbe. “This goes to show that juried art shows don’t necessarily reflect the views of the public or predict what will become memorable”, the founders comment. In assembling the judging panel, O Jenkins and Evans …

2014-10-14T18:49:31+00:00

Photography competition calls for entries

Brighton-based gallery One Eyed Jacks is offering photographers the chance to compete to have their work shown in a month-long group show in January 2015. The Open Call, with a top prize of £500, is open to both professional and amateur photographers working across all genres of photography. There is no theme, and all portfolios will be considered. “Discovering new work and reaching out to new talent is the greatest buzz for a gallerist,” says gallery director Matt Henry. “We’ve decided to launch our first Open Call to unearth new gems and to create a fantastic and eclectic group show.” Instead of inviting a jury to oversee the submission process, Henry has decided upon a single individual to curate the exhibition. “This Open Call will mark the first of many submission-based shows that allow one person to execute his or her unique vision,” says Henry. “British Journal of Photography’s Gemma Padley will curate our first show.” The deadline for entries is 01 November 2014. For more information, and to enter, click here. Stay up to date with stories such as this, delivered to your inbox every Friday.

2014-11-26T23:35:44+00:00

#RePicture competition open for entries

Getty Images and iStock have teamed up to create a new international photography competition, #RePicture. The competition aims to challenge how we photograph the world and find ways to subvert stereotypical imagery across the globe. Originally launched at this year’s Cannes Lions festival in France, #RePicture is inspired by the success of Getty Images’ recent partnership with Lean In, an organisation that champions creative opportunities for women. Open to amateur and semi-professional photographers and creatives worldwide, the competition offers prizes from Canon, and the chance to get on board as a Getty Images contributor. “We feel passionately that images have the power to change the way people view the world.” says Andy Saunders, senior vice president for Creative at Getty Images in a press statement. “We’re excited to launch this competition and not just continue with our aim of breaking down existing visual stereotypes, but also to discover ground-breaking new creative talent around the world”. He adds: “Getty Images has always been committed to creating imagery that presents a more authentic view for our customers– everywhere from Tokyo to …

2014-10-02T11:12:31+00:00

Calling new creatives

James Reid, photography director of Wallpaper* magazine; Jefferson Hack, editorial director of Dazed Group; Johanna Neurath, design director at Thames & Hudson; Sarah Thomson, head of art production at Fallon; Daniel Moorey, head of print at communications agency adam&eveDDB; Andy Saunders, senior vice president of creative content at Getty Images; and photographers Oliviero Toscani and Miles Aldridge – these industry-leading figures are all on the extremely impressive judging panel for the Next Photographer Award. A new prize organised by D&AD and Getty Images, the Next Photographer Award offers emerging image-makers the chance to be mentored by professionals such as Sarah Thomson and Daniel Moorey, funding to realise a personal project, flights and tickets to the D&AD Professional Awards Ceremony, and a coveted D&AD ‘Pencil’ mark of honour. Entrants are invited to submit three images, which can be from a series or one-offs, and which can be on any subject. There is no age-limit, but entrants must be out of full-time education and have no more than three years’ editorial and advertising industry experience as a photographer; it costs £40 to enter. The …

2014-10-02T09:53:40+00:00

Win a solo show

British Journal of Photography’s International Photography Award is back, with a new venue and a judging panel that includes Brett Rogers, director of The Photographers’ Gallery; Emma Bowkett, picture editor of the Financial Times’ award-winning FT Weekend Magazine; Hannah Watson, director of Trolley Books and TJ Boulting gallery; and Bruno Ceschel, founder of Self Publish, Be Happy. The prize is divided into two categories, one recognising a series of work and the other an outstanding single image, and is open to anyone, making images on any topic, from anywhere in the world. Both winners will have their work printed and professionally framed by Spectrum Photographic – one of Europe’s best pro labs – and exhibited at TJ Boulting for one week in February 2015. The exhibition will include a private view, and both winners will be free to keep their framed prints after the show. BJP’s IPA has been running since 2005; previous winners include Edmund Clark, Giulio di Sturco, Walter Astrada and Chloe Dewe Mathews. Clark won the series prize in 2009 with a …

2014-08-20T16:09:19+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

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