Vattenfall Photo Prize 2012: Submissions
The 2011 Vattenfall Photo Prize Laureate © Lene Münch Lauréat du Prix Vattenfall Photo Prize 2011 © Lene Münch
The Vattenfall Photo Prize is now entering its fourth year. Emerging photographers and photo designers up to the age of 35 are invited to submit a narrative series by October 19, 2012 , the theme this year is tension .
Danger: High Voltage! Whether we encounter it in storms, thrillers, sports, games, electricity, conflict, or love—our lives are full of tension. Tensions arise in all forms and levels of intensity: they can tickle our nerves or engulf us in stress; sometimes they can even be deadly. Tension is invisible yet real and tangible, and it influences our decisions and actions. This makes visualizing tension a great challenge. What shapes can it take? How does tension arise, and how is it released? And how does it interact with its opposite, relaxation? Young and emerging photographers are invited to interpret the theme of this year’s competition, “tension,” freely and also metaphorically.
Contexts for the presentation of classic documentary photojournalism have been declining over the last decade with the digitization and restructuring of the print media market. It has become almost impossible for young photographers today to shoot their own stories and find venues to publish them. The Vattenfall Photo Prize, intend to support narrative photography and to present talented young photographers to a broad audience. The winners will not only receive prize money but also have their work shown in a solo exhibition at C/O Berlin in October 2011. With a total of 27,000 euros in prize money, the Vattenfall Photo Prize is one of the most generous awards for emerging photographers in Germany: the first prize is 10,000 euros, the second prize is 8,000 euros, and the third prize is 6,000 euros. There is also a 3,000 euro special prize for the best individual photograph. Entries will be judged by a professional jury. Ingo Taubhorn, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Stephan Erfurt, C/O Berlin, Robert Lebeck, photographer, Rainer Knauber, Vattenfall Europe AG, and Isabelle Meiffert, Vattenfall Collection will select the three strongest bodies of work from the entries submitted. Vattenfall is Europe’s fifth-largest producer of power and largest producer of heat. Social engagement is an essential component of Vattenfall’s corporate philosophy. Through its commitment to the promotion of culture, Vattenfall recognizes outstanding artistic accomplishments by individual artists and art projects, ranging from public sector initiatives to film and literature festivals.
Completed is presented in a Series of eight to ten unframed photographs Commentary on the photographs ,résumé with details on education/studies and publications Conditions for participation and application form at www.vattenfall.de/fotopreis Deadline for submissions All submissions must be received (not just postmarked) by October 19, 2012. Organizer Vattenfall C/O Berlin, International Forum for Visual Dialogues
Vattenfall Europe AG “Vattenfall Fotopreis 2012”
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