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The 2019 Contests countdown is on

The 2019 World Press Photo Contest and 2019 Digital Storytelling Contest will open for entries on 3 December 2018!  We reccomend all UNP photographers to enter the contest. Why should you enter?  See below.  United National Photographers always reccomends WPP as we find it independent & honest with amazing showcases after the contest.

World Press Photo 2019

To put the spotlight on the stories that matter, this year World Press Photo have introduced three new, headline awards: in addition to the ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ we will be rewarding the ‘World Press Photo Story of the Year’ and for the Digital Storytelling Contest, the ‘World Press Photo Interactive of the Year’ and the ‘World Press Photo Online Video of the Year’. The winners of these four headline awards will receive €10,000 each.

Why you should enter:

  • It is free to enter
  • Open to all professionals around the world
  • Your work is presented anonymously to the jury
  • Independently judged by leaders in visual journalism
  • Winners are showcased in global exhibitions and yearbook
  • Winners share in prizes totaling more than €130,000 in value

Important dates:

2019 Photo Contest
3 December 2018: Entries open 12.00 (noon) CET
3 January 2019: Registration deadline 12.00 (noon) CET
8 January 2019: Submission deadline 12.00 (noon) CET

2019 Digital Storytelling Contest
3 December 2018: Contest entries open 12.00 (noon) CET
8 January 2019: Submission deadline 12.00 (noon) CET

Find out more and start preparing your submission

Meet the Jury Chairs of the 2019 Photo Contestand 2019 Digital Storytelling Contest

 

Chair of 2019 Photo Contest Jury: Whitney C. Johnson VP, Visuals and Immersive Experiences at National Geographic

Chair of 2019 Digital Storytelling Contest Jury: Zahra Rasool Head of Contrast— Al Jazeera’s immersive media studio

Announcing the 2019 Digital Storytelling Contest and Photo Contest Jury Chairs

  • Zahra Rasool will chair the 2019 Digital Storytelling Contest Jury
  • Whitney C. Johnson will chair the 2019 Photo Contest Jury
  • The full jury will be announced later this year
  • Entries for both contests open on 3 December 2018

The World Press Photo Foundation is pleased to announce that Zahra Rasool, Head of Contrast—Al Jazeera’s immersive media studio, will be chair of the 2019 Digital Storytelling Contest Jury and that Whitney C. Johnson, Vice President, Visuals and Immersive Experiences, at National Geographic, will chair the 2019 Photo Contest Jury.

Anna Lena Mehr, director of contests at the World Press Photo Foundation, says:

“We are honored to have two incredibly talented and inspiring women leading the 2019 Digital Storytelling Contest and Photo Contest. Zahra Rasool and Whitney Johnson both embody the values that are central to the World Press Photo Foundation: they both have impressive careers in the landscape of visual storytelling, and most of all they are strongly committed to diversity and ethical storytelling.”

Zahra Rasool will chair the 9th Digital Storytelling Contest Jury
Zahra Rasool is the Head of Contrast—Al Jazeera’s immersive media studio where she focuses on the production of compelling 360-degree video, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) content. Before joining Al Jazeera’s Innovation Team, she was the Managing Editor of HuffPost RYOT where she was responsible for RYOT’s editorial strategy, managing the content team and combining journalistic storytelling with VR and 360-degree technology. In 2015, she founded her own startup Gistory.

Zahra Rasool reflected on her upcoming task:

“I’m honored to be the chair of the 2019 Digital Storytelling Contest Jury. I’m particularly thrilled to be a part this contest because it offers an opportunity to recognize new forms of storytelling, and also speaks to how they connect audiences to multilayered stories, which are very crucial in understanding both the pressing issues of our time and the people impacted by them.

I think it will be significant for the jury to make sure we recognize and honor pieces that champion and contend with ethical storytelling. It’s very important for us as journalists to continue to have conversations and challenge ourselves to ask: How can we tell ethical stories that do justice to the people at the center of the issues we’re covering?”

Zahra Rasool will be joined by a group of professionals in Amsterdam in February 2019 to judge the entries. The full jury will be announced later this year. Learn more about the 2019 Digital Storytelling Contest judging process.

Whitney C.Johnson will be the 62nd Photo Contest Jury Chair
Whitney C.Johnson is the Vice President, Visuals and Immersive Experiences at National Geographic. Prior to joining the magazine, she was the director of photography at The New Yorker where her work was widely recognized, earning awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors; Awards of Excellence from the Society of Publication Designers; and a Peabody, in collaboration with Human Rights Watch and the photographer Platon.

The judging process for the 2019 Photo Contest involves four specialized juries and a general jury. It will take place in several rounds over a three-week period during January 2019. The full jury will be announced later this year. Learn more about the 2019 Photo Contest judging process.

Campaigning for diversity
In the coming weeks, the World Press Photo Foundation will campaign to attract a more representative range of submissions to both contests. In particular, the campaign will focus on increasing the number of participants coming from Africa and South America, boosting the number of women who enter their work, and finding great work on the environment and sport categories. In addition to making these aims well known through social media, the foundation is contacting editors, photographers and visual journalists around the world asking them to let us know about the compelling images and stories they have seen. The foundation will then contact those individuals directly and encourage them to apply.

Entries open on 3 December 2018
Both the 2019 Digital Storytelling Contest and 2019 Photo Contest will open for submissions on 3 December 2018. Entering the contest is free and open to all professionals around the world.

This year, the World Press Photo Foundation is introducing three major new awards: ‘World Press Photo Story of the Year’ in the Photo Contest, and for the Digital Storytelling Contest, the ‘World Press Photo Interactive of the Year’ and the ‘World Press Photo Online Video of the Year’. Find out what’s new on the 2019 contests.

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www.worldpressphoto.org/2019contest

 

Special exhibitions

Exhibitions

Maputo, Mozambique, 22 November to 13 December
A special exhibition of the 6×6 Global Talent Program, and the results of the Mozambican Photo Contest 2018 on Religion and Beliefs, will be shown alongside the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018. The 6×6 exhibition showcases stories by the six selected African talents, with a feature on the six South American talents.

Katowice, Poland, 1 December to 14 December

‘Our World’: spotlighting award-winning photography from the World Press Photo Contests 2016 – 2018 that portrays our natural world and human impact on the environment. All visitors can see the exhibition during the COP24 in Katowice, the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

World Press Photo Exhibition 2018

The World Press Photo Exhibition 2018 of award-winning images continues its tour around the world! The winning photographs selected from 73,044 images taken by 4,548 photographers from 125 different countries are on display in the following locations in the coming weeks:

Open now
Paris, France until 2 December
Groningen, the Netherlands until 2 December
Maia, Portugal until 2 December
Prangins, Switzerland until 9 December
Den Bosch, the Netherlands until 9 December
Lucca, Italy until 9 December
Chisinau, Republic of Moldova until 12 December
Maputo, Mozambique until 13 December
Opole, Poland 24 November to 16 December
Liege, Belgium until 13 January

Coming soon
Almaty, Kazakhstan 30 November to 13 December
Hulst, the Netherlands 30 November to 20 December
Valle d’Aosta Italy 7 December to 6 January
Shymkent Kazakhstan 10 December to 23 December
Tel Aviv, Israel 21 December to 2 February
Hilversum, the Netherlands 5 January to 27 January
Rotterdam, the Netherlands 19 January to 10 February
Oldenburg, Germany 16 February to 10 March

See where else the exhibition is going at worldpressphoto.org/exhibitions

*Please note, the list of exhibitions shared on our website is regularly updated as new locations are confirmed.

UK’s biggest outdoor exhibition of street photography

Congratulations to everyone who’s made the shortlist for MyTown 2018, the UK’s biggest outdoor exhibition of street photography.   They are not the world’s best press photographers or press pictures, but they are not far off.  The winner will be announced on Wednesday 5th December.  Shortlisted images will be shown on outdoor screens across the UK.

 

The break-up, London © Stevert Honorio

  • Clear Channel has launched the second instalment of its street photography competition MyTown, which celebrates the people, places and moments that make up the UK’s communities
  • Renowned social documentary and press photographer Dougie Wallace is joined on this year’s judging panel by Ronya Galka and Linda Wisdom, two of the UK’s best street and press photographers
  • Selected entries will be showcased on Clear Channel’s Digital Out of Home sites across the country, to create the UK’s biggest ever outdoor exhibition of street photography

Bradford Cafe, West Yorkshire © Craig Philip Szlatoszlavek

Outdoor media owner Clear Channel has today announced the return of MyTown, the UK’s biggest outdoor exhibition of street photography. The competition, which showcases the work of UK press photographers, celebrates the diversity and uniqueness of our local towns and cities.

Aftermath of Notting Hill Carnival, London © Brunel Johnson

Last year hundreds of budding press photographers, both amateur and professional, submitted images that highlighted the real-life moments, situations, and people that perfectly sum up the communities within their town or city.

Ron and Mitzi on Portobello Road, London © Steve Ullathorne

Selected images from this year’s entries will be showcased across Clear Channel’s national network of over 3,000 screens – the UK’s largest digital Out of Home network – and also displayed at a pop-up exhibition at Carousel: Next Door in central London, on December 5th, where the winner will be announced.

Justin Cochrane, CEO, Clear Channel UK says: “Like all of the MyTown entrants, we love the uniqueness of our towns and cities, and the people who make them great.”

Baking Hot, Brighton © Leah Sinclair

“We’re exceptionally proud to be bringing MyTown back again, bigger and better than last year. Our continually expanding digital portfolio, the UK’s largest, is the perfect vehicle to reach the nation and showcase the excellent work capturing what makes our towns so special.”

Returning judge Dougie Wallace says: “The bar was set exceptionally high last year, I was blown away with the sheer volume and high quality of MyTown’s entries. Huge quantities of them captured the spontaneity and spirit of street photography.

Faces, London © Justin Goulding

The UK’s towns and cities provide us with exceptional subjects – a truly great street photographer will make ordinary life look extraordinary. I’m looking forward to seeing how this year’s entrants tell the stories of their communities and those around them.”

My seafront, Hove © Fabrizio Oppes

The competition is open from now until Sunday 11 November, with a series of selected entries running on screens in the coming weeks. The shortlist will be announced on November 21st. In addition to the national exposure of the exhibition, the winning press photographer will receive a X100F, Fujifilm’s premium compact camera, and a UK City Break of their choosing.

Blackpool in Union, Blackpool © Gisela Szlatoszlavek

About this year’s judges:

Dougie Wallace is an award-winning British Street Photographer famed for his ‘Harrodsburg’ series, which won the Magnum Photographer Award in 2016 and had a number of images included as part of the Royal Academy’s 2018 Summer Exhibition, curated by Grayson Perry.

Man with red chair, London © Jonathan Sharp

His photos have been published in Dazed, GQ, The Guardian, New York Times and more, and he is internationally recognised for his long-term social documentary projects and distinct style of expressive street photography. Wallace’s next book ‘Shoreditch Themepark’ will be published by Dewi Lewis Publishing in March next year.

Tate Britain Colour Match, London © Josh Edgoose

 Ronya Galka was named as one of the ‘Top 10 British Street Photographers in 2015’ by the Interactive Design Institute and last year was shortlisted for ‘Most Influential Street Photographers of 2016’. Her fine art street photography has been exhibited at Liberty’s of London and the Pall Mall Gallery in London. It can be found in private collections around the world and has resulted in numerous publications and exhibitions over the past ten years. She was also a contributor to the book ‘The New Street Photographer’s Manifesto’ published by Illex Press.

Support, Newcastle © Alan Warriner

Linda Wisdom is a professional photographer specialising in fine art urban and street photography for almost 10 years.  She has been a part of many successful exhibitions including the London Photo Festival in Borough, Photo City London in 2017. Linda won ‘Best Street Life’ category with the British Life Photography Awards 2016 and was commended again in 2018, where her image was exhibited at the Royal Albert Hall. Her next group exhibition will be in Hull in October as part of the HIP Festival 2018.

Do not feed the gulls, Liverpool © Andy Allchurh

For more information on the competition, please visit: www.MyTown.Photography

 

 

 

DEUTSCHE BÖRSE PHOTOGRAPHY FOUNDATION PRIZE 2019 SHORTLIST

Susan Meiselas, Dee and Lisa on Mott Street, Little Italy, New York, 1976 © Susan Meiselas, 2018

Lucky Press Photographers based in the UK can visit The Photographers’ Gallery to browse through  works of the four artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019 are Laia Abril, Susan Meiselas, Arwed Messmer and Mark Ruwedel.

Now in its twenty second year, this highly regarded annual prize, originated by The Photographers’ Gallery and subsequently awarded in collaboration with the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, recognises artists and projects deemed to have made a significant contribution to photography over the previous 12 months in Europe.  This year’s nominees survey a vast range of topical issues through the lens and language of photography. Collectively their projects explore state and gender politics, social injustice, human rights and conceptual approaches to image making. An exhibition of the shortlisted projects will be on show at The Photographers’ Gallery from 8 March to 2 June 2019, before touring to Deutsche Börse’s headquarters in Eschborn/Frankfurt.  The winner of the £30,000 prize will be announced at a special award ceremony held at The Photographers’ Gallery on 16 May 2019. The Shortlisted Artists and Projects:

Laia Abril: (b. 1986, Spain) has been nominated for the publication On Abortion (Dewi Lew is Publishing, November 2017).

Laia Abril: Magdalena, 32, Poland, 2018 © Laia Abril, 2018

On Abortion is a visual research project that draws on the past, present and  current history of abortion to highlight the continuing erosion of women’s reproductive rights. For centuries, people have searched for ways to terminate unsafe or unwanted pregnancies. Despite the fact that today safe and efficient means of abortion exist, many women are still forced to resort to ancient, illegal or risky home methods resulting in approximately 47,000 deaths due to failed procedures each year. In this meticulously researched project, Abril documentsthe physical and psychological dangers caused by the continued lack of legal, safeand free access to abortion. Her collection of visual, audio and textual evidence graphically represents the consequences of unsafe procedures. It raises complex questions around the ethics and morality involved in any consideration of this subject, while exposing the myriad social triggers, stigmas and taboos that still persist around abortion and female health. On Abortion is the first chapter of Abril’s long term project, A History of Misogyny.

Susan Meiselas: (b. 1948, USA) has been nominated for the exhibition Mediations (Jeu de Paume, Paris, 6 February 30 May 2018).

Susan Meiselas: Sandinistas at the walls of the EsteliNational Guard headquarters, Esteli, Nicaragua, 1979 ©Susan Meiselas, 201

Susan Meiselas is a leading documentary photographer, widely acknowledged for her work in conflict zones of Central America (1978 – 1983), and in particular for her powerful photographs of the Nicaraguan revolution. Favouring an immersive approach, she often collaborates with her subjects over long periods of time, and has focused on a wide range of challenging issues from ethnic and religious conflicts, human rights issues and the sex industry. Meiselas often adopts different methodologies in her process, in corporating photographic essays, installations, audio, film and the printed page. Mediations is the most comprehensive European retrospective of Meiselas’ work, bringing together series’ from the 1970s to the present day. The exhibition reveals her unique approach as an artist who has constantly questioned the status of the image in relation to the context in which it appears.

Arwed Messmer: (b. 1964, Germany) has been nominated for his exhibition RAF – No Evidence / Kein Beweis (ZEPHYR|Raum für Fotografie, Mannheim, 9 September – 5 November 2017).

Arwed Messmer: RAF No Evidence/Kein Beweis, 2017 © Arwed Messmer: research, concept and editing; source: Berlin Police Historical Collection, 2018

This comprehensive body of work reflects on the trajectory of the Red Army Faction (RAF) also referred to as the Baader – Meinhof Group. A far left extremist organisation, it was formed in 1970 and engaged in a series of violent terrorist attacks in Germany over the course of three decades. Focusing on the period 1967 to 1977, Messmer set out to chart and consider the group’s involvement in such events as the student protests of 1968 to the violent ‘German Autumn’ of 1977. The resulting project draws on a diversity of source materials from variousstate archives, including an extensive collection of investigative, forensic and documentary photographs ranging from the mundane to the surreal. By repurposing and recontextualising the tools and materials commonly used in police investigations and crime-scene reconstructions, Messmer’s ‘narrative’ examenes how images once used to collect evidence in criminal cases can now provide a different insight into our understanding of history.

Mark Ruwedel: (b. 1955, USA) is nominated for the exhibition Artist and Society: Mark Ruwedel (16 Feb –16 Dec 2018 at Tate Modern, London).

Mark Ruwedel: Antelope Valley 1438, 2008 © Mark Ruwedel, 2018

Having spent many years photographing across North America, Mark Ruwedel’s work explores how geological, historical and political events leave their marks on the landscape. The works in this exhibition date between 1995 –2012 and showcase his interest in the history of photography and conceptual art practices of the 1960s and 70s. Merging documentary and conceptual methods of image making, often repeatedly photographing the same subject matter, Ruwedel also finds influence in land art echoed in his expansive images of abandoned railways, nuclear testing sites and empty desert homes. His work echoes historical photographic processes exemplified through his use of obsolete photographic papers, traditional darkroom techniques and application of handwritten captions. His interest in the craft of photographic printing and the photograph-as-object is further evidenced by his hand-made artist’s books, which are a central part of his practice.

The 2019 Jury and statements

The members of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019 jury are:

Sunil Gupta, artist, writer, activist and curator;Diane Dufour, Director of Le Bal, Paris; Felix Hoffmann, Chief Curator at C/O Berlin;Anne-Marie Beckmann, Director, Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, Frankfurt; Brett Rogers, Director, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, continues as the non-votingchair.

Brett Rogers, Director, The Photographers’ Gallery: “The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prizewas established over 22 years ago to recognise and reward photographic talent and remains a significant barometer of innovation, originality and quality. Each year the artists selected for the prize are those perceived to uniquely address and expand the fluency and capabilities of the medium. The 2019 shortlist continues this legacy, exemplifying the myriad ways that photographic images engage with the world around us.Whether drawing on documentaryor conceptual approaches to the medium (Ruwedel,Meiselas, Abril) or by appropriating archival materials (Messmer), all four artists show a serious level of personal engagement and anundiluted awareness of, and reference to, past and present history. 3Anne-Marie Beckmann, Director, Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation: “We are delighted to announce the four finalists of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019. This year’s shortlist refers in an impressive way to the diversity of the medium of photography as an artistic form of expression as well as to its relevance in today’s world. The nominated projects include classic black-and-white photographs, archive-based positions as well asreflecting highly topical issues alongside strategies for understanding the past.  We are very much looking forward to presenting the exhibition at our premises in 2019 as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Art Collection Deutsche Börse.”

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Attention to all Press Photographers:

British Journal of Photography has announced judging panel for

The judges for this year’s edition come from a range of professional backgrounds, from
curators, editors and directors of international standing.


Meet the judges:
Russ O’Connell , Picture Editor, Sunday Times Magazine
Johanna Neurath , Design Director, Thames & Hudson
Renée Mussai, Senior Curator and Head of Curatorial, Archive & Research,
Autograph ABP
Simon Bainbridge, Editorial Director, British Journal of Photography
Sarah Marie Allen, Assistant Curator, Tate Modern
Hannah Watson, Director, TJ Boulting
Find out more about our judges here.
Past winners, such as, Sara, Peter & Tobias , Juno Calypso , Daniel Castro Garcia , and
Chloe Dewe Mathews , have gained international industry recognition, and a solo show
at a prominent gallery. The show for the BJP IPA 2019 winner will be held at the
renowned TJ Boulting based in London, UK.

Prizes:
Winner:
● Solo show at renowned art gallery, TJ Boulting in London UK
● Up to £5,000 production grant for solo show
● 4-page supplement in British Journal of Photography
● International press coverage
● Travel & accommodation to London to attend the opening of your solo show
● 5 year print subscription to British Journal of Photography
● One face-to-face portfolio review with a BJP Editor
2nd & 3rd place:
● 2-page supplement in British Journal of Photography
● International press coverage
● 3 year print subscription to British Journal of Photography
● One online portfolio review with a BJP Editor
Press Pack can be downloaded here: Dropbox
Key Dates:
● Call for applications open
● Calls Close – 20 December 2018
● Exhibition – TJ Boulting, London, UK – Summer 2019
Applications are open until 20 December 4pm GMT to both emerging and established
photographers from all over the world.
www.bjpipa.com

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