British Journal of Photography’s annual International Photography Award is one of the world’s leading showcases for contemporary photographic talent.
This year marks the award’s 10th edition, and the competition has established itself as an important springboard for future voices in photography, providing an opportunity for entrants to get their work in front of the most influential voices in the industry.
This year’s judges have been drawn from the worlds of photography, art and media, and represent some of the world’s most prestigious cultural organisations. The panel consists of: Shoair Mavlin (Curator of Photography, Tate Modern), Sean O’Hagan (Photography critic, The Guardian), Kate Bush (Head of Photography, Media Space), Emily Graham (Cultural & Education Manager, Magnum Photos), Bruno Ceschel (Founder, Self Publish, Be Happy), Hannah Watson (Director, TJ Boulting Gallery and Trolley Books), Ewen Spencer (photographer and publisher), James Reid (Photography Director of Wallpaper*) and our very own Diane Smyth (Deputy Editor, BJP).
The judges will select an outstanding single image and series of work to be exhibited at TJ Boulting, an innovative gallery in the heart of central London. Under the stewardship of IPA judge Hannah Watson, the gallery has become a home for challenging, thought-provoking photographic work such as recent group show Shine Ur Eye, a collaboration with Cristina de Middel, Benedicte Kurzen and Robin Maddock. The winning work will also be printed and framed by one of Europe’s leading pro labs, theprintspace.
In addition to the exhibition, winners will also receive a four-week showcase on the homepage of our media partner, WeTransfer, used by over 70 million creatives worldwide, and have their work published in future print edition of British Journal of Photography, on 1854.photography and on all our social channels. Runners-up in each category will receive WeTransfer Plus accounts, and be featured on BJP online.
Previous winners such as Chloe Dewe Mathews, Giulio di Sturco and Jane Hahn have gone on to win Harvard fellowships, exhibit at world-leading galleries and work with prestigious clients. Last year’s series winner Dominic Hawgood received critical acclaim and coverage in the Guardian, Time Out and Artlyst, going on to have his work shown at exhibitions and festivals such as Unseen Photo Fair in Amsterdam and The Photographer’s Gallery’s Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed.
The deadline for entries is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 8th November 2015 – submit your work here for the chance to win a career-changing award.