plus 3 solo exhibitions, projections at international festivals and much more.
Awarded by PhEST’s Team
PhEST’s team will select a work from all the submissions to be granted a solo show during the fifth edition of the festival to be held in Monopoli, Italy in September 2020.
Awarded by Jon Uriarte
Jon Uriarte, artistic director of Getxophoto and digital curator at The Photographers’ Gallery, will select a project from all the submissions to be awarded an exhibition during the new edition of the festival which will be held in Getxo, Basque Country, Spain in September 2020. In addition to the show production, the winner will receive an artist fee of €400, granted by Getxophoto Festival.
Awarded by PHmuseum's Team
PHmuseum's Director Giuseppe Oliverio and Curator Rocco Venezia will select 3 works from all the submissions to be published online on World Press Photo’s Witness, and promoted on their 1.3m follower Instagram account.
Assigned by the PHmuseum Team
Our team will select 3 photographers from all the applicants, who will be granted a 60-minute online portfolio review with a mentor of their choice from the PHmuseum Education Program.
Awarded by PHmuseum’s Team
Yes, we’re opening a physical space! The first exhibition with which we will officially inaugurate our new headquarter will feature a project selected by PHmuseum's Giuseppe Oliverio and Rocco Venezia among all of the submissions and presented in May 2020. More info coming soon!
Since I got the prize, I received many interview requests, exposure, and opportunities to exhibit. I am getting more confident to pursue a professional career. Thanks to PHmuseum support I started to envision my career, and became aware that it is possible to work continuously as an independent photographer. Yangkun Shi, 2nd Prize Winner, 2019 Grant
Simply click on Apply Now to start your submission and follow the guided process. You will be asked to create an account or login.
Upload between 8 and 20 photos. At least 4 of them must have been shot after 1 January, 2016. Images shall be in JPG or PNG format and not weight more than 5MB each. The ideal resolution is 72dpi with at least 1000px on the shortest side. You can present more than a project, but they must be submitted one at a time.
Check all the info and submit your project, being aware that you will not be able to modify it after submission. The judges will review all entries, with winners to be announced in April 2020. To submit another project simply click again on Apply Now.
When reviewing a submission my first instinct is simplicity. Then layers and work that is able to bring both together. Azu Nwagbogu, Judge
Professor at University of Arts Helsinki
Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger is Professor of Exhibition Studies and Spatiality at the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of the Arts Helsinki.
Rastenberger has previously worked as a curator, author, researcher and teacher both in Finland and abroad; since 2009, she has held the post of Chief Curator at The Finnish Museum of Photography. She has extensive experience in exhibition projects, curating practices and the international exhibition scene of the contemporary arts. Ms Rastenberger is interested in art practices and display in both physical and digital environments. Her special interests are new forms of photography as contemporary art, exhibition as critical practice, running, feminism and digital environments. She holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Helsinki. Rastenberger is also an artistic director and co-founder of ‘The Festival of Political Photography’.
The Academy of Fine Arts organises approximately 50 exhibitions and numerous public performances of various types every year, and they make up a part of the studies and degrees. It is the goal of tuition at the Academy of Fine Arts to emphasise interaction between exhibition practices and spatiality in the arts, and to generate new perspectives on the theories and philosophy of art and spatiality. The responsibilities of the Professor of Exhibition Studies and Spatiality will include both Praxis the Master¹s Programme in Exhibition Studies and the Exhibition Studies and Spatiality modules intended for all students.
Director, AAF and Lagos Photo
Azu Nwagbogu is the Founder and Director of African Artists’ Foundation (AAF), a non- profit organisation based in Lagos, Nigeria. Nwagbogu was elected as the Interim Director/ Head Curator of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art in South Africa from June 2018 to August 2019. Nwagbogu also serves as Founder and Director of LagosPhoto Festival, an annual international arts festival of photography held in Lagos. He is the creator of Art Base Africa, a virtual space to discover and learn about contemporary African Art. Nwagbogu served as a juror for the Dutch Doc, POPCAP Photography Awards, the World press Photo, Prisma Photography Award (2015), Greenpeace Photo Award (2016), New York Times Portfolio Review (2017-18), W. Eugene Smith Award (2018), Photo Espana (2018), Foam Paul Huf Award (2019), Wellcome photography prize (2019) and is a regular juror for organisations such as Lensculture and Magnum.
For the past 20 years, he has curated private collections for various prominent individuals and corporate organisations in Africa. Nwagbogu obtained a Masters in Public Health from The University of Cambridge. He lives and works alternatively in CapeTown, South Africa and Lagos, Nigeria.
Fair Director Of Photo London
Roderick van der Lee is the Fair Director of Photo London, an International photography fair championing the best in photo history, photo present and photo future.
Previously he was founder and director of Unseen Photo Fair, the Amsterdam based international photography fair with a festival flair, focused on new developments in photography.
Prior to that, he has worked at Foam Photography Museum and auction house Christie’s. As an independent artistic director he has curated many photography exhibitions and installations that have been programmed throughout several continents, among which Kyoto Photo Festival, Paris Photo, PhotoEspana, Unseen Photo Fair & Festival and World Press Photo.
Photographer and Member of Noor
Born in Jordan and educated in the United States, Tanya Habjouqa resides in East Jerusalem and is a member of NOOR. A photographer, artist, and educator—her work stems from long-term investments and collaborative methodology, blending ethnographic research and investigative reportage. Examining details of conflict in the Middle East, Habjouqa addresses the presentation of these conversations by western media outlets.
In recent years, her projects have been commended by the likes of TIME, Smithsonian and World Press Photo. Habjouqa is known for producing sensitive work underscored by the absurd.
She is a mentor for the Magnum Foundation initiative, "Arab Photography Documentary Program” and teaches workshops internationally. She is trained in journalism and anthropology with an MA in Global Media with emphasis on Middle East Politics from University of London SOAS. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and is in the permanent collections of the MFA Boston, Institut du Monde Arab, and the Carnegie Museum of Art. She is represented by East Wing and Ilex galleries.
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|1st, 2nd, 3rd Prize||New Generation Prize||Up to 9 Honorable mentions||25-35 Shortlisted||Every entrant|
|$16,000 in cash prizes|
|International Press Exposure|
|Projections at International Photography Festivals|
|Consideration for 3 solo exhibitions at PhEST, Getxophoto, and PHmuseum Lab|
|Consideration for 3 features on World Press Photo's Witness|
|Consideration for 3 free Portfolio Reviews with a mentor of our choice from the PHmuseum Education Program|
|Submission judged by our international jury|
|Consideration for PHmuseum Online Exhibitions and News Features|
|Consideration for PHmuseum Instagram Takeovers|
|Exposure to PHmuseum Audience, Including Instagram Features|
|20% Discount on PHmuseum Education Classes|
|Free Account on PHmuseum|
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