Portraits of Humanity. Judging Panel announced.

 

1854 Media, publisher of British Journal of Photography, together with Magnum Photos have announced the international judging panel for PORTRAIT OF HUMANITY 

The judging panel of Portrait of Humanity is comprised of international industry leaders, from curators, directors, media publishers and photographers of global repute. Together, we aim to create a Portrait of Humanity, one of the greatest collaborative exhibitions in history. We seek to find images that celebrate our shared values: Individuality – Community – Unity. 

The judges will select 200 shortlisted images for the Portrait of Humanity Book, published by Hoxton Mini Press and distributed worldwide. 50 winning images will be showcased in a touring global exhibition from August to December 2019.

 Prizes

  • 200 shortlisted images will be featured in the Portrait of Humanity Book
  • 50 winning images will be exhibited at various locations around the world from August – December 2019
  • 20 images will be selected by Art on a Postcard, exhibited at Photo London and be featured on Paddle8 as well as included in the 2018 Photography on a postcard box set
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will share $10,000 in grant awards to create projects that explore their interpretations of humanity
  • All shortlisted and winning photographers will receive extensive international press coverage
  • The chance to be interviewed and featured on BJP-Online  

Key Dates:

  • Calls Open: 06 September 2018
  • Calls Close: 08 January 2019 – 4pm GMT
  • Shortlist and Winners Announcement: May – June 2019
  • Touring Global Exhibition: August – December 2019

 

Together, we will create a Portrait of Humanity 

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MEET THE JUDGES

       © Nico Djavanshir, Punk, Love and Kindness

Marina Paulenka
Artistic Director
Organ Vida Photography festival
Croatia

Karah Shaffer
Co-Founder/Executive Director Documenting Detroit
United States

Martin Usborne
Co-Founder Hoxton Mini Press
United Kingdom

Alan Chan
Designer, Brand Consultant and Artist Founder of Alan Chan Design Company
Hong Kong

Newsha Tavakolian
Magnum Photographer
Iran

Zelda Cheatle
Independent Curator & Art Advisor
United Kingdom

Gemma Peppé
Director Art on a Postcard
United Kingdom

Xixi Zheng
Creative Director VisionNow Media
China

Alessandra Sanguinetti
Magnum Photographer
United States

Jennifer Shaw
Founder & Creative Director PhotoNOLA
United States

Jacob Aue Sobol
Magnum  Photographer
Denmark

Fariba Farshad
Founding Director Photo London
United Kingdom

Aaron Bradbrook
Associate Curator Ballarat International Foto Biennale
Australia

Rocky Liang
Creative Director/Columnist
China

Alys Tomlinson EX-VOTO

Alys Tomlinson, Sony World Photographer of the Year 2018, is to publish a book of her acclaimed series Ex-Voto. Selected from over 300,000 entries, she is only the second British photographer in the award’s history to scoop the major prize. The Ex-Voto series was also awarded 1 Prize in the Discovery Category of the Sony World Photography Awards and shortlisted for the British Journal of Photography IPA, Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, and Renaissance Photography Prize. 

The series explores the Christian pilgrimage sites of Lourdes (France), Ballyvourney (Ireland) and Grabarka (Poland). An ex-voto is an offering of religious devotion and the project images encompass formal portraiture, large format landscape and small, detailed still-life images of the objects and markers left behind. Shot on 5x4, large format film, the images evoke a distinct stillness and reflect the mysterious, timeless quality present at these sites of great spiritual contemplation. 

“These are quiet images, beautifully produced, with a calm, spiritual feel that is at odds with so much of our frenetic lives. The idea of pilgrimage as a journey of discovery and sacrifice to a greater power has been illustrated so sensitively by Alys that she quickly became our choice of overall winner.”

Mike Trow, Chair, Professional Competition, Sony World Photography Awards 2018. 

The book, designed by renowned book designer Stu Smith, features over 40 black and white images, many of them not seen before. The series will be published by GOST Books with essays by The Guardian writer Sean O’Hagan and Professor John Eade, University of Roehampton. 

Juries announced for the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

The World Photography Organisation is delighted to announce the juries of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s most diverse photography competition. To mark the occasion, a selection of entries to the Open competition are released, and the Chair of Judges offers advice to potential entrants. 

The World Photography Organisation today also publishes the opening list of participating countries for 2019’s National Awards. A longstanding part of the Sony World Photography Awards, the National Awards provide the unique opportunity for entrants of all levels, from more than 50 countries, to be recognized in an internationally renowned photography competition.  

Now in its 12th year, the Sony World Photography Awards celebrate the finest contemporary photography from the past 12 months across all genres of the medium. All entries are free at www.worldphoto.org/swpa. 

Expert juries seeking the world’s finest contemporary photography

The 2019 juries specially selected by the World Photography Organisation are all experts working across the photographic industry. This year’s panel, who will judge series across 10 categories of the Professional competition, consists of industry leaders from across the world:

  • Erin Barnett, Director of Exhibitions and Collections, International Center of Photography (USA)
  • Brendan Embser, Managing Editor, Aperture (USA)
  • Olivier Laurent, Foreign Photo Editor, The Washington Post (USA)
  • Emma Lewis, Assistant Curator, Tate (UK)
  • Isabella van Marle, Head of Exhibitor Relations, Unseen (The Netherlands)
  • Chair: Mike Trow, editor, photographer, producer (UK)

 

Chair Mike Trow comments:“It is an honor to be asked to be Chair of Judges for the Sony World Photography Awards’ Professional competition. What makes the Sony World Photography Awards so exciting is the range of subjects and global reach of the stories and images selected. My advice for entrants is to choose your categories carefully and believe in your story. Show how you see the world, and avoid cliché. Photography techniques and styles are getting more adventurous and dynamic, so technical excellence is also necessary. To impress this world-leading panel of judges will take your best output, and the ability to edit your work so it is coherent, dynamic and beautiful.”

 

The Open competition, judged on a single image across 10 categories, will be chaired by Rebecca McClelland, Photography Director & Head of Art Production for Saatchi Saatchi & Prodigious (UK), who we are delighted will also chair the Youth and National Awards competitions. This year’s Student competition will also be judged by 3 further leading judges from the international photography industry – Jason Baron, Creative Director of Photography, BBC Creative (UK); Bruno Bayley, Managing Editor, Magnum Photos (UK) and Jeff Hamada, Founder & Editor, BOOOOOOOM (Canada)

 

 

Inspiring images from across the Open competition

Following a record-breaking number of entries in 2018*, the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards have already received thousands of diverse and exceptional images from across the world. While the Professional competition is judged on a series of images, the new images released today are all entries from across the 10 categories of the Open competition. Judged upon a single image, the submissions include Marco Gaiotti’s (Italy) image of icebergs stuck in frozen water in Svalbard (Landscape category), Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz’s (Spain) image showing a diver in motion outside the Guggenheim Bilbao, Christy Lee Rogers’ (USA) and images of swirling images of people entangled in water (both Motion category). 

Worldwide recognition for all levels through the National Awards and Sony Grant Each year the Sony World Photography Awards celebrate and reward photographers of all abilities, recognizing stunning bodies of work in the Professional and Student competitions and the world’s best single images across the categories of the Open and Youth competitions. The National Awards celebrate local photographic talent from more than 50 countries. The range of eligible countries and prizes can be found below, with more being added in the coming months: https://www.worldphoto.org/2019-national-awards 

The Awards’ winning and shortlisted photographers can enjoy worldwide recognition and exposure in addition to cash prizes, the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony and inclusion in global exhibitions. Award-winners can also secure a Sony Grant to fund future photographic projects. Multiple grants of $7,000 (USD) will be awarded to selected winners of the Professional competition and multiple grants of $3,500 (USD) will be given to selected shortlisted photographers in the Student competition to work together on a new photographic commission set by Sony and the World Photography Organisation.

 

The Open and Youth shortlist for the Awards will be announced on February 5, 2019. The Open and National Awards winners will be announced February 26, 2019. The Professional and Student competitions’ shortlist will be announced on April 2, 2019. The Photographer of the Year, Overall Open, Student, Youth

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Professional category winners will be announced

 

April 17, 2019. The 2019 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition will run from April 18 – May 6, 2019 at Somerset House, London.

Pang Xiao Zhong

The desert camels, set in the sunset, are photographed in Xinjiang, China

Copyright: © Pang Xiao Zhong, China, entry, Open, Landscape, 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

Donald Yip

An aerial of a road which winds its way around the edge of beautiful Lake Bled, Slovenia. The image was captured in the midst of a deep winter freeze that gripped the entirety of Europe. I loved the shape and curve of the road and waited patiently for a car to pass on the end of the turn, and to my luck, it was bright red! 

Copyright: © Donald Yip, Australia, entry, Open, Travel, 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

Marco Gaiotti

Icebergs frozen in the sea ice in Svalbard. 

Copyright: © Marco Gaiotti, Italy, entry, Open, Landscape, 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

Xin Cheng

I waited four days for a clear day at the foot of Yulong Mountain. It was pretty when the local people danced at the red stage against the snow-peaked mountain. 

Copyright: © Xin Cheng, China, entry, Open, Landscape, 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

Portraits of Humanity

© Jacob Aue Sobol / Magnum Photos

British Journal of Photography, together with Magnum Photos, are calling photographers from around the world to enter

PORTRAIT OF HUMANITY

 

We believe that there is more that unites us than sets us apart. Portrait of Humanity is a new initiative, aiming to create one of the most far-reaching collaborative photography exhibitions in history. The Portrait of Humanity photography award is focused on capturing the many faces of humanity. Inspired by individuality, community, and unity, it is a unique opportunity for photographers and individuals to celebrate our existence through the power of photography. 

We want to get an insight into the lives of people from across the globe; to capture laughter, courage, and sorrow, moments of reflection, journeys to work, first hellos, last goodbyes, and everything that happens in between. Entries are open to everyone, and to all interpretations of portraiture; self-portraits, group pictures, street photography. Share with us your depiction of humanity. 

© Jacob Aue Sobol / Magnum Photos

Prizes

  • 200 longlisted images will be featured in the Portrait of Humanity Book
  • 50 shortlisted images will be exhibited at various locations around the world from September – December 2019
  • 3 finalists will share $10,000 in grant awards to create projects that explore their interpretations of humanity
  • All longlisted, shortlisted and winning photographers will receive extensive international press coverage
  • The chance to be interviewed and featured on BJP-Online 

Key Dates

  • Calls Open: 6 September
  • Calls Close: 11 December
  • Touring Global Exhibition: September – December 2019 

 

© Newsha Tavakolian / Magnum Photos

© Alessandra Sanguinetti / Magnum Photos

© Newsha Tavakolian, Magnum Photos

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Sony World Photography Awards launches its 2019 edition with new categories and announces latest Sony Grant winner     

The World Photography Organisation today opens the 12th edition of the Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s most diverse photography competition. To celebrate its continued presence as a leading global photography competition, the Awards reveal the latest recipients of the Sony Grant, from previous Award winners, and announces three new categories for 2019.  

Created by the World Photography Organisation, the Sony World Photography Awards are an authoritative voice in the industry. Celebrating the best contemporary photography from the past year, the Awards give vast exposure, visibility, and opportunity to photographers worldwide on an annual basis. Sony supports the Awards to help the continued development of photographic culture throughout the world, celebrating the best of past and present practitioners, as well as giving a global platform to today’s talent. Submissions to the Awards are free at www.worldphoto.org. 

Speaking of her experience upon winning the overall title at the 2018 Awards, Alys Tomlinson said: “Being named Photographer of the Year means a huge amount to me. It’s wonderful to be recognized for what I do, for what I am so committed and passionate about. Having worked on the ‘Ex-Voto’ series for five years, winning this Award has opened up and emphasized the centrality of pilgrimage to us all.” 

New categories:

Photographers worldwide are invited to submit to the Awards’ four competitions: Professional, outstanding bodies of work between 5-10 images across ten categories; Open, rewarding the world’s best single images across ten categories, Youth, a single brief for emerging talent aged 12-19, and Student, for photography students across the globe. The National Awards program will also reward local photographic talent. The 2019 Awards is marked by the introduction of two challenging new categories in the Professional competition: Brief and Documentary. The brief will test photographers abilities to compose a body of work on a specific theme. The inaugural theme of this category is ‘Identity’. The documentary is a new category for bodies of work portraying facts about a chosen subject, giving insight into contemporary issues and news. In choosing these new categories, the Awards hopes to continue appealing to a diverse range of contemporary photographers. In the Open competition, a new Creative category has been introduced and the Awards welcome Culture Trip and Eurostar as category partners.  

Sony Grant:

Introduced in 2016, Sony Grants provide previous Award winners with further opportunities to develop and display their works and establish an ongoing relationship with Sony after the Awards. The recipients are chosen by Sony* from the winning and shortlisted photographers of the Awards’ Professional and Student competitions. The 2018 Sony Grant recipients are announced today as Alys Tomlinson (UK), Luca Locatelli (Italy), Tom Oldham (UK) and Balazs Gardi (Hungary). Each receives $7,000 (USD)  to develop a project of their own over the next year, with the resulting images being exhibited at the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London. The 2018 Student Sony Grant recipients are revealed as Morgan Mulholland (South Africa), Anshul Mehrotra (India) and Cao Hongmei (China). Each student will receive $3,500 (USD) to develop a collaborative project set by Sony and the World Photography Organisation which will also be exhibited in London. A further round of Sony Grants has been confirmed for the winning and shortlisted photographers of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards.  

New images from the recipients of the 2017 Sony Grants – Frederik Buyckx, George Mayer, Yuan Peng and Will Burrard-Lucas alongside students Sarah Schrimpf, Tatsuki Katayama, and Shravya Kag – are available at www.worldphoto.org/press. 

2019 prizes and deadlines:

Photographers have until November 30, 2018 to enter the Student competition, January 4, 2019 for the Open and Youth competitions, and January 11, 2019 for Professional. Full competition and categories descriptions can be found at www.worldphoto.org/swpa.  

All category winners of the Professional, Open, Youth and Student competitions will receive digital imaging equipment from Sony. In addition, cash prizes of $25,000 (USD) will be presented to the Photographer of the Year and $5,000 (USD) to the overall Open competition winner. All winning and shortlisted photographers’ works will be exhibited at the annual Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition in London and will then be toured internationally. The winning images will also be published in the annual Awards’ book.

© George Mayer , Russian Federation, 2017 Sony Grant recipient , 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

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