Prix Virginia: 10 000€ for women photographers
The Prix Virginia is a 10,000€ photography prize awarded every two years, organized by the Association Sylvia S. to recognize the work of a woman photographer.
Why a prize for a woman photographer? The women of my family were my foundation: Virginia, my pianist grandmother, my great-aunt painter, and my sculptor mother fed my curiosity about art from my earliest childhood. Having elders like them opened a path for me as a creative artist. The Prix Virginia is a way for me to demonstrate my support for the recognition of women photographers. It is also a way of sharing the passions that were handed down to me. — Sylvia Schildge
The Prix Virginia is open to professional women photographers of all ages and and nationalities.
The jury is composed of eight key cultural figures who deliberate and designate the winner. The prize will be awarded at the Espace Photographique in the Hôtel de Sauroy, Paris, on October 18, 2012.
The 2012 deadline is July 2.
To learn more about the prize and download the application, visit the official site.