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art photography awards 2019

Calling all art photographers! Returning for a second year, the LensCulture Art Photography Awards aim to recognize and reward visionary artists using photographic processes and images. The possibilities are boundless for this award! Show how you’re pushing the photographic medium, experimenting with different techniques or creative approaches to bring your ideas to life. This year winners will be exhibited in Paris alongside Paris Photo!
Deadline for Entries: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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Water 2019

Our relationship with water is complex. It sustains life. It’s a source of beauty and wonder, and is itself an environment for a staggering variety of life. It can be devastating in its destructive force, and equally devastating by its absence. But that does not diminish the joy and serenity it can provide us in its many forms. You can submit images that describe our relationship with the many facets of water within this contest.
Deadline: Monday, May 27, 2019
Gallery exhibition: July 18 - August 10, 2019

Minimalist Photography Awards

It doesn't matter if you are a fine art photographer, street, landscape, architecture, etc. As long as you take minimalistic or abstract photos, you are eligible to enter the contest.
Final Deadline is May 25th, 2019

Biel/ Bienne Festival of Photography

The 23rd edition of the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography will explore the theme of overflow, both real and virtual, in today’s society. This year’s edition will present works of photography that examine the often insidious overflows into the private sphere, the political excesses that confront humanity, our technological frenzy and the extreme exploitation of essential resources in contemporary society.
SAVE THE DATE: Opening, May 10, 6pm, Photoforum Pasquart
Exhibitions: 10.5.-2.6.2019

female in focus - An award for women photographers

Female in focus is a new award that aims to highlight the extraordinary quality of work by women photographers around the world.
It invites women and non-binary photographers to step behind the lens. By valuing everyone and their stories, equally, we can start to make photography more fair and more representative.
Online registration :
Deadline for applications: 9 May 2019 23:59 (UK Time)

photo: Kourtney Roy

Bourse du Talent

Bourse du Talent is open four times a year for photographers who submit their images in four categories: Reportage, Portrait, Fashion, Landscape.
Fashion - submission deadline May, 20th. 2019
lanscape, space and architecture - submission deadline June, 10th. 2019
image: Patrick Wack

2019 LensCulture Street Photography Awards

Where can you photograph the heart and soul of a society and its people? From the street! As people move between private and public spaces, the street can be a generous and vibrant stage for photographers, offering a window into a particularly compelling place and time for the careful observer. 2019 LensCulture Street Photography Awards opened now.
Deadline for Entries: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

IMMA, Dublin - A Vague Anxiety

A new group exhibition of emerging Irish and international artists addressing some of the broader concerns of Generation Y; from political points of departure such as borders, housing, and the environment, to the personal such as mental health, hook-up culture, gender identity and precarity. plainpicture photographer Helio Léon is one of the photographers showing their work.
IMMA - Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Main Galleries, East Wing
Now until 18 Aug 2019

plainpicture book covers

Fascinating stories of sea and ocean - plainpicture images on recently published books:
Mischa Keijser for Tom Blass: die Nordsee - mare Verlag
Kniel Synnatzschke for Stefan Zweig: Magellan - insel taschenbuch
Onimage / Jeffries for Hanns-Josef Ortheil: Die Mittelmeerreise - Luchterhand