All posts tagged: competitions

#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. [bjp_ad_slot] 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 …

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. [bjp_ad_slot] 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. …

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_ad_slot] 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 …

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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