by Abdo Shanan
by Alex Turner
by Diego Moreno
by Işık Kaya
by Juan Brenner
by Lina Geoushy
by Nancy Floyd
by River Claure
by Rohan Thapa
by Seunggu Kim
by Diego Moreno
by J Houston
by Lina Geoushy
Results will be announced on 15 April
Editor of Aperture Magazine
Michael Famighetti is the Editor of Aperture Magazine. In 2013, he organized a relaunch and reconceptualization of the magazine, which won a 2018 National Magazine Award for General Excellence. He is the recipient, with guest editor Sarah Lewis, of the ICP Infinity Award for Critical Writing and Research for “Vision & Justice,” the summer 2016 issue of Aperture.
In addition to editing the magazine, Famighetti commissions and edits books for Aperture Foundation, including volumes by William Christenberry, Robert Adams, John Divola, Jonas Bendiksen, Kwame Brathwaite, Joel Meyerowitz, among others. He is currently a visiting critic at Yale University School of Art and a participant in SVA’s Mentors program. His writing has appeared in Frieze, Bookforum, Aperture, among other publications.
He is a member of the American Society of Magazine Editors and has been a guest reviewer and speaker at many international festivals and institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The New York Times; Vogue Italia; FOAM, Amsterdam; Art Gallery of Ontario; the Bamako Biennial, Mali; Kyotographie, Kyoto; Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark; and Fotografiska, Stockholm.
Senior Curator and Head of Curatorial & Collections at Autograph, London
Renée Mussai is Senior Curator and Head of Curatorial & Collections at Autograph, London. Over the past decade Mussai has organised numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally in Europe, America and Africa, including recent immersive gallery installations such as Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the dark Lioness (2017 – present); Lina Iris Viktor: Some Are Born To Endless Night-Dark Matter / Dark Testament (2019 – 21); and Phoebe Boswell: The Space Between Things, among others.
Research-led initiatives include multiple iterations of the critically acclaimed archive programme The Missing Chapter – Black Chronicles (2014 – 2018). Mussai publishes and lectures internationally on photography, visual culture and curatorial activism; among her edited volumes are Lina Iris Viktor: Some Are Born To Endless Night – Dark Matter (2019–20); James Barnor: Ever Young (2010–2015); Glyphs: Acts of Inscription (2013) and the forthcoming Black Chronicles (2021).
She is a regular guest curator and former fellow at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University; Research Associate at the Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre, University of Johannesburg; and Associate Lecturer at University of the Arts London.
Photographer and member of Magnum Photos
Trent Parke is one of the most innovative photographers of his generation. He is known for his poetic, often darkly humorous photography that offers an emotional and psychological portrait of his home country of Australia – from the southern outback to its busy beaches. Though rooted in documentary, his works sit between fiction and reality, exploring themes of identity, place, and family life.
Parke was born in 1971 and raised in Newcastle, New South Wales. Using his mother’s Pentax Spotmatic and the family laundry as a darkroom, he began taking pictures when he was around 12 years old. He began his career as a press photojournalist and in 2007 became the first Australian to become a Full Member of Magnum Photos.
His work has been exhibited widely and is held in major institutional collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Museum of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of South Australia, Artbank, Magnum London and Magnum Paris. In 2015, solo exhibition The Black Rose, premiered at the Art Gallery of South Australia, featuring photographs, light boxes, video, written texts and books.
Parke has published four monographs, Dream/Life in 1999, The Seventh Wave with Narelle Autio in 2000, Minutes to Midnight and The Christmas Tree Bucket in 2014.
Photographer, editor and educator
Julieta Escardó is a photographer, editor, and educator. She is the co-director of the publishing house La Luminosa and editor at Sueño de La Razón, a South American photography magazine.
In 2016 she founded TURMA, a platform for education and the dissemination of Latin American photography and photobooks. From 2002 to 2018, Julieta directed FELIFA, a fair dedicated to promoting the production and dissemination of photography books in Latin America that had 16 editions held in Buenos Aires and 18 in various Latin American countries.
She was a nominator for the 2019 Joop Swart Masterclass and she has been in the judging panels for a number of national and international photography awards such as Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales, Argentina; Bienal Argentina de Fotografía Documental, Argentina; Fotoperiodismo por la Paz, Ecuador; Premio Ediciones CdF, Uruguay; Poy Latam, Latin America; and Premio El Ojo Salvaje, Paraguay.
Julieta has photographed for newspapers and magazines in Argentina for years, and she further served on the Art and Education Board of the Ministry of Education. She graduated as Director of Photography from Escuela Nacional de Cine (ENERC).
The recognition came at a really strange and crucial time for the world. It has brought attention to my work but even more necessary the prize allowed me to buy some supplies and set up my home studio so that I could continue to work on projects throughout the wave of shutdowns. Something that has had a greater impact on my wellbeing than anything else. Noelle Mason, 1st Prize Recipient, 2020 Photography Grant
Awarded by PhEST’s Team
PhEST’s team will select a work from all the submissions to be granted a solo show during the 6th edition of the festival to be held in Monopoli, Italy in August 2021.
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 2021. In addition to the show production, the winner will receive an artist fee of €400 and accommodation for 2 nights during the Opening Week.
Awarded by PHmuseum’s Team
PHmuseum's Director Giuseppe Oliverio and Curator Rocco Venezia will select a project among all of the submissions to be exhibited at PHmuseum LAB, Bologna Italy, in September 2021. The prize includes travel, accomodation and production costs.
Awarded by Jenny Nordquist
Landskrona Foto's Director Jenny Nordquist, will select a photographer from all the submissions to be awarded a place for the Landskrona Foto Residency. The program takes place for 6 weeks during the autumn of 2021 in Landskrona, Sweden. The artist in residency receives a grant of 15000 SEK (approximately €1500), travel expenses to and from the home country (economy only), an apartment in Landskrona, and an office space. The selected photographer will commit to producing a unique body of work within the residency period having his/her new surrounding area as the main focus.
Assigned by the PHmuseum Team
Our team will select 6 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.
16 February 2021
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9 February 2021
5 February 2021