08 April 2020

PHmuseum 2020 Photography Grant Shortlists Announced

08 April 2020 - Written by Simon Hall

37 finalists are in contention to win the Main Prizes while a further 24 have been pre-selected for solo exhibitions at Getxophoto Festival, PhEST, and PHmuseum Lab.

© Thadde Comar, from the series How Was Your Dream? 2020 Photography Grant finalist

An independent jury comprised of Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger (Professor at University of Arts Helsinki), Azu Nwagbogu (Director AAF and Lagos Photo), Roderick Van Der Lee (Fromer Photo London Director), and Tanya Habjoqua (Photographer at NOOR Agency) has shortlisted 37 projects for the PHmuseum 2020 Photography Grant Main Prizes.

See all the shortlisted projects at

© Maria Lax, from the series Some Kind of Heavenly Fire. 2020 Photography Grant finalist

An additional 9 projects have been pre-selected by PhEST’s curatorial team (which includes Artistic Director Giovanni Troilo and Photography Curator Arianna Rinaldo) for a solo exhibition at PhEST in Monopoli, Italy, in September. A further 9 submissions were chosen by Getxophoto Artistic Director Jon Uriarte, with one of them to be exhibited at the festival's upcoming edition in Getxo, Basque Country, in September. Lastly, 6 projects have been shortlisted for a solo show at PHmuseum Lab that will be inaugurated in September in Bologna, Italy.

All the submissions are still under consideration for the 3 features on World Press Photo's Witness and 3 free Online Portfolio Reviews with an expert of the PHmuseum Education Program. All the finalists’ work will be projected at Jakarta International Photo Festival (Indonesia, August 2020) Verzasca Foto (Switzerland, September 2020) and Lagos Photo (Nigeria, October 2020).

© Vincent Desailly, from the series The Trap. 2020 Photography Grant finalist

The Winners and Mentions will be announced on 14 April while all applicants are eligible for features on PHmuseum's News, Stories, and social media account over the next months.

Stay tuned and thank you again for having supported this eighth edition!

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Simon Hall

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