PHmuseum 2021
Photography Grant
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© Rodrigo Pinheiro and Gal Cipreste Marinelli

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The PHmuseum Photography Grant is an annual initiative that recognises the importance of photography and visual storytelling.

Over the years it has grown into a leading photography prize, with previous editions having awarded work by photographers like Jacob Aue Sobol, Diana Markosian, Max Pinckers, Poulomi Basu, and Tomas van Houtryve, among many others. Now in its 9th edition, the initiative is designed to support the production and promotion of visual projects through cash prizes, educational activities and exposure across international festivals, and online media.

Results

2nd Prize

GWO FANM

by Naomieh Jovin

£2,000 plus a projection at Lagos Photo Festival 2021, Verzasca Photo 2021, and Jakarta International Photo Festival 2021, and promotion on the PHmuseum channels.

© Rodrigo Pinheiro and Gal Cipreste Marinelli Rodrigo Pinheiro and Gal Cipreste Marinelli

Rodrigo and Gal exceptional project is distinguished by a sophisticated visual style and strong conceptual treatment of a pertinent socio-political subject matter that usually relies heavily on the representation – and figurative presence – of the body. Autobiographical in nature, the series’ subtle yet striking imagery visualises childhood memories of homophobic gender-based violence and the experience of hate crime through the symbolic arrangements of objects, sculptural still life compositions and abstract black and white photography. Renée Mussai, Judge, PHmuseum 2021 Photography Grant

New Generation Prize

MADRE

by Marisol Mendez

£2,000 plus a projection at Lagos Photo Festival 2021, Verzasca Photo 2021, and Jakarta International Photo Festival 2021, and promotion on the PHmuseum channels.

© Marisol Mendez Marisol Mendez

Determined to question the stereotypes through which femininity is still conceived in Bolivia, Marisol Méndez, 29, displays in Madre a series of portraits through which she seeks, in her own words, to "celebrate the diversity and complexity of Bolivian culture by the different representations of women in different contexts''. Marisol celebrates her own vision of women, and we, from this PHmuseum Open Call, celebrate her audacity and commitment to her work and the current times. Julieta Escardo, Judge, PHmuseum 2021 Photography Grant

Solo Exhibition at PhEST

Weathering Time

by Nancy Floyd

Selected by PhEST’s team the work is granted a solo show during the upcoming edition of the festival to be held in Monopoli, Italy in August 2021.

Solo Exhibition at Getxophoto

Las Dos Hebras (The Two Strands)

by Juliana Gómez Quijano

Selected by Jon Uriarte, artistic director of Getxophoto and digital curator at The Photographers’ Gallery, the work is granted a exhibition during the new edition of the festival which will be held in Getxo, Basque Country, Spain in September 2021.

Solo Exhibition at PHmuseum Lab

Slightly Altered

by Synchrodogs

Selected by PHmuseum Director Giuseppe Oliverio and PHmuseum Curator Rocco Venezia the work is granted a solo show at PHmuseum Lab in 2021.

Residency Bursary at Landskrona Foto

Koža, Women & Other Stories

by Deanna Pizzitelli

Selected by Jenny Nordquist, Landskrona Foto's Director, the work is granted a 6-week residency bursary happening in Autumn 2021 in Landskrona.

Judges

Main Shortlist

PhEST Shortlist

Getxophoto Shortlist

PHmuseum Lab Shortlist

Landskrona Shortlist