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Awards, Grants, and Competitions | Deadlines and Recipients | September 2012


Lens Culture International Exposure Awards : September 18

Format Festival 2013 : September 19

Portrait Salon : September 21

Magnum Showcase in association with IdeasTap : September 24

Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award : September 30

Marie Colvin Scholarship opportunity at Sunday Times Magazine… NB for writers

Marie Colvin. Photo © Ivor Prickett

Marie Colvin Scholarship : September 30

BJP’s 2012 International Photography Award : October 1

Photo © Alice Smeets
Unicef Photo of The Year 2008

Unicef Photo of the Year : NB photographers have to be nominated but you can get in touch with nominators in the hope of your work being put forward to the judging panel. Some of the nominators are Sherri Dougherty, and photographers Patrick Brown and James Whitlow Delano. You can send a sample of a maximum of 15 light jpeg files (72 dpi; 1200 pixels on the longest side) for consideration in a zip file via We Transfer, to one of the three. Emails: [email protected][email protected] ;[email protected]   : October 3

College Photographer of the Year : October 7

International Prize of Humanitarian Photography Luis Valtueña : October 31

Conscientious Portfolio Competition 2012 : October 31

PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards : November 1

Pikto Top Pick Photo Contest : November 1

Aftermath Project grant : November 5

Prix Lucas Dolega to honor photojournalists who have reported under difficult circumstanstances in memory of photographer Lucas Dolega (1978-2011) who died in 2011 covering the Arab Spring in Tunisia.

Prix Lucas Dolega : November 15

Terry O’Neill/Tag Award 2012 : November 22

The Magnum Expression Award : February 23, 2013

The Inquisitive Photography Prize


Stephanie Sinclair was presented with unprecedented third Visa d’Or Prize at Visa pour l’image in the beginning of September for her Child Brides project. The series was partly shot for the National Geographic… You can see the NGM feature from the June 2011 issue here.

Photo © Stephanie Sinclair

Stephanie Sinclair wins third Visa d’Or prize (BJP) | Stephanie Sinclair Honored Again at Perpignan Festival (NYT Lens)

The above links also include info on the other Visa pour l’image winners: Visa d’Or news award to Eric Bouvet for his coverage from Bab al-Azizia, Libya, for Le Figaro Magazine; Visa d’Or daily press award to Tomas Munita for his photographs of the conflict in Syria for The New York Times; City of Perpignan Rémi Ochlik Award to Sebastian Liste for his photographs of a community of squatters living in an abandoned chocolate factory in the center of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil; Prix Ani to Misha Friedman for his report on tuberculosis in the former Soviet Union ; Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Grant to Maciek Nabrdalik for his for report on economic migration in Europe; and Canon Female Photojournalist Award to Sarah Caron. Congratulations to all.

Getty Image handed out four $20,000 grants during Visa pour l’image…

Photo © Bharat Choudhary

Getty Awards $80,000 to Four Photojournalists at Perpignan (Lightbox) | Getty Images awards $80,000 worth of grants to four photojournalists (BJP)

Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grant Winner: Tim Matsui

Joel Meyerowitz, David LaChapelle Among This Year’s Lucie Award Honorees (Mediabistro)

The New York Photo Awards 2012 Finalists

International Photography Awards 2012 Winners

Guardian gallery to Taylor Wessing shortlisted four and couple of the other exhibited portraits…

Photo © Jordi Ruiz Cirera

Taylor Wessing photographic portrait prize 2012 shortlisted (Guardian)

Firecracker Grant recipient

The Royal Photographic Society Annual Awards | more info (pdf)

Awards, Grants, and Competitions | Deadlines and Recipients | August 2012


The New York Photo Awards : August 17

The Times/Canon Young Photographer of the Year  : August 19

The PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award : September 1

Bradford Fellowship in Photography : September 3

CGAP Photo Contest 2012 : September 3

BJP’s 2012 International Photography Award  : September 15

CDS/Honickman First Book Prize : September 15

Format Festival 2013 : September 19

Photo © Kai Wiedenhöfer/ Fondation Carmignac Gestion

Open to Interpretation

One day this beautiful book, Water’s Edge,  arrived in my mailbox.  Of course, I was intrigued and discovered not only a stunning collection of photographs, but wonderful writing that accompanies the images.  And I had to know more….

Created by photographer and publisher Clare O’Neill, she discovered that her work generated wildly different interpretations, so titled her first solo exhibition, Open to Interpretation.  She had a dozen images and collaborated with an array of writers to include 24 different stories and poems inspired by her work.  She discovered she really enjoyed the process of bringing more to that table than just  photographs.

Since that experience, Clare has become an art entrepreneur, creating a unique (and truly fabulous) approach to presenting work.  She has always wanted to be part of a creative publishing outlet, and so, she created her own, and titled it, Open to Interpretation.  She decided that a juried book competition that called upon photographers, and later writers, would be an incredible opportunity, not only for herself, but for an array of artists, to produce something bigger than they could do in isolation, and the result of that collaboration would continue long after most exhibitions are off the walls.

The inaugural Open to Interpretation book

Submissions to the Open to Interpretation’s next book, Fading Light, are due by June 26th. George Slade is the juror for the next book. Photographs are selected first, and then there is a call for writing. To submit, go here.

I thought you’d enjoy some samples from Water’s Edge.  The book can be purchased here.

Image by Gia Canali
Text by Justin Maxwell and Lisa Poje Angelos

Image by Susan Kae Grant
Text by Natalie Vestin and Charles Taliaferro

Image by Kirsten Hoving
Text by Wendy Amundson and Joel Kaj Jensen

Image by Anna Hurtig
Text by Jacqueline Kolsov and Milissa Link

Image by Yoichi Kawamura
Text by Barrie Jean Borich and Kristen Radtke

Image by Kat Moser
Text by Beebe Barksdale-Bruner and Pablo Medina

Kramer O’Neill

Kramer O’Neill is a Brooklyn-based photographer, animator and editor. But he is also a wonderful street photographer creating work that feels nostalgic, yet modern, truthful, yet mysterious. His first book, Pictures of People and Things 1, was published this summer, and his second, Till Human Voices Wake Us, a series of beach and underwater photographs, will be released in Autumn. He is a founding member of the strange.rs photo collective.

I photograph within the genre of “street photography,” making work about interactions in public places. These photographs are not staged or digitally manipulated, but they are my small attempt to illuminate the mysterious within the everyday, to reach toward a surreal truth.