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Thinking Photography / Writing Photography

The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie have joined forces to promote academic exchange in the field of photography. The "Thinking Photography. DGPh Research Award" is awarded for approaches in the humanities, cultural or social sciences which make an exceptional contribution to photography research. Photography is no longer debated and reflected upon exclusively in scientific publications – an innovative digital culture of discussion has permeated the field of photography. The second new award "Writing Photography. DGPh Prize for Innovative Publication" recognizes shorter formats such as blogs, columns and reviews, online publications and those creatively merging text and photographic material.
The submission deadline for both prizes is 30 September 2020.

Laura Stevens : Corps d'hommes

Parisian Galerie Miranda is going to present a solo exhibition of photographs by English artist and plainpicture photographer Laura Stevens,
on the subject of the male nude. With great simplicity and a photographic palette that recalls realist painting, Stevens captures the  
individuality of male bodies with a contemporary feminist vision that is fundamentally egalitarian.
Galerie Miranda, Paris
5/09 - 31/10/2020

Festival Images Vevey - Unexpected. Le hasard des choses

Most important visual art biennale in Switzerland, the Festival Images Vevey proposes every two years an exclusive photography exhibition concept on façades, in parks, indoor exhibitions in unusual venues, and joint ventures with people who ensure Vevey’s status as a ‘city of images’ all year round. Entirely free of charge, Festival Images is a true open-air museum as well as a quality platform for national and international artists. Held every two years for a period of three weeks, it enables tens of thousands of visitors to discover the best in contemporary photography.

From 5 to 27 september 2020

plainpicture news: Portraits

Faces - portrait selection by plainpicture. Take a look!

Photobook Award 2020

The theme of the photobook award is Changing realities ‒ what lies behind the horizon? Human societies are constantly changing. The horizon is new for every generation, for every human. Where there were once borders, today there are none. Where people used to move freely, they are now constrained by private property, surveillance and effects of climate change. How do people shape their lives among constant change?
Photobook projects should be broadly connected to the topic and try to uncover the changing realities of our world in many different areas.
The final date to receive the books is the 1st of September 2020

Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize 2020

The Photography4Humanity Competition is looking for work on compelling, dynamic and impactful images that tell the story of the challenges facing those people living in human rights crisis zones as well as photos of hope that depict the heroes working to deliver solutions to the difficult realities in their regions. All photography must relate to human rights issues illustrating courage, despair, hope, injustice, hate, compassion, human rights failures or victories in ways small and large.

Submissions will be accepted until August 31, 2020.

Visa pour l’Image – Perpignan

The 32nd INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOJOURNALISM will take place in the city of Perpignan from 29. August - 13. Spetember 2020. Some twenty exhibitions will be presented this year in historic sites in the city, as is the case every year. For 2020, the festival will be extending its reach via digital facilities. Most exhibitions will be presented online for virtual visits, with access via www.visapourlimage.com.
photo: Anoush Babajanyan - A Troubled home - Winner of the 2019 Canon Female Photojournalist Grant

StreetProjections 2020

For more than a hundred years street photography has fascinated people. In countless styles and variations, photographers from all over the world show us their view of the everyday life of societies and inspire their audience. Poetic or abstract, playful or formalistic, emphatic or ironic, timeless or brand new. With nighttime projections on the pavement of the Kurfürstendamm in Berlin, different realities of life from all over the world become visible in an urban context on October 2020.

Apply for taking part at the Streetprojections until August, 16th 2020


photo by Christian Reister

IPA 2020

The International Photography Awards conducts an annual photography competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global level, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. The IPA recognizes photography’s leading talents who are creating, shaping and defining the world of photography today.

2020 Arnold Newman Prize

The Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture is awarded annually to a photographer whose work demonstrates a compelling new vision in photographic portraiture. In addition to the winner,
the jury selects three finalists each year who are invited to participate in an exhibit at the Griffin Museum of Photography.
submission deadline: August 3rd, 2020

photo: Louie Palu - 2019 Winner