After the success of last year, the OD Photo Prize returns for its second edition. This prize is an exciting open call for emerging artists working within the first ten years of their practice, founded by Open Doors Gallery. For many years, OD has discovered and showcased artists working across all genres of contemporary photography. This prize is an extension of that philosophy, which looks to nurture long-term relationships with artists globally.
Eligibility: OD Photo Prize 2022 is an open theme. Artists who apply can be of any age, but must be working within the first ten years of their practice. There are no geographical or residential restrictions. We greatly encourage submission from artists working across all forms of photographic art: this includes, but is not limited to, storytelling, narrative, social documentary, construction, archival, conceptual or theoretical practices. Submissions must be photographic or lens-based but can incorporate other art forms (i.e. performance, collage, painting, sculpture, music, literature etc), and may result in unique artworks.
What you get:
- All artists selected for the OD Photo Prize 2022 will participate in a group exhibition hosted by Open Doors Gallery in London, November, 2022. They will exhibit alongside established artists from the Open Doors Gallery roster, and gain exposure to a substantial number of visual arts professionals and the media.
- The Grand Prize Winner will receive £500 cash prize supported by Open Doors Gallery, £500 print credit supported by Metro Imaging, £500 credit supported by MPB and mentorship through Open Doors Gallery.
- 2 x Runners-Up will receive mentorship through Open Doors Gallery.
- A selected finalist will receive the Metro Imaging Mentorship Award. This is a tailored mentorship programme designed to support the awarded artist through any aspect of their career development with ongoing 1:1 consultations with Professor Steven Macleod, Creative Director at Metro Imaging.
- Juror's Choice Awards will be awarded individually by our judges: Tim Clark (Director of 1000 Words Magazine, editor & curator), Cécile Poimboeuf-Koizumi (Publisher, Chose Commune), Professor Steven Macleod (Creative Director, Metro Imaging), Efrem Zeloney Mindell (Publisher, curator, podcaster), Bill Shapiro (ex-Editor-in-Chief at LIFE Magazine, writer), Bindi Vora (Curator at Autograph Gallery, artist, lecturer). Artists selected will receive a dedicated text by their respective Juror published on our website.
Fee: £12 / entry.
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