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Submissions open for fifth Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award, photography bursary

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REBECCA VASSIE MEMORIAL AWARD

 Deadline: Friday, 8 April 2022

 Who can apply: An early-to-mid-career photographer in or from the UK

The award: £2,000 to undertake a narrative photography project with a social or political context; mentorship and £500 credit at Metro Imaging (excludes self service, film sales, framing and retouch); support from the Trust towards public and industry exposure of the work; membership of Shutter Hub.

Judges include: Caroline Hunter (Guardian), Phil Coomes (BBC) and Jennifer Thatcher (critic and curator).

 

The award was created in memory of Rebecca Vassie, a British photographer and photojournalist who died suddenly, aged 30, while on assignment in Uganda in March 2015.

Previous awards have been won by projects exploring an Islamic community in Israel, health and housing in Glasgow, therapy for survivors of the Rwandan genocide and defying stereotypes of what it is to be older.

The Trust offers shortlisted candidates additional support-in-kind such as networking opportunities and online exhibition.

 

Prizes Details: 

The winner receives:

£2,000 to cover all costs (including personal fee) for the project

Mentorship and £500 print credit (excludes self service, film sales, framing, retouch) from the wonderful Metro Imaging 

Support from the Trust throughout the project, and promotion of your work through our online channels

Membership of Shutter Hub

Deadline: 
08/April/2022

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Fee Detail: 
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Identity Revolution:bodies-naturans, transits and cyberspace

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IDENTITY REVOLUTION

Bodies-naturans, transits and cyberspace

from 18 March to 1 April 2022

Art Exhibition in Lecce, Italy

Curated by Dores Sacquegna

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IDENTITY REVOLUTION is the title of the upcoming art project of contemporary art in March 2022.

About show

With this new event, PRIMO PIANO wants to focus attention on those points of intersection between politics and art, history and the present, social norms and individual rebellion.

ELEGIBILITY: Worldwide artists can participate.

WORKS: Works related to the theme with any technique, including multimedia are welcome.

INSPIRATION: Identity, history , immigrations, fecundity, rituals, ties with nature, female revolution, visionary, hybridizations, gender issues, etc.

Venue

The exhibition will be set up in MARCH 2022 at the Renaissance venue of the Palmieri Foundation in Lecce, in the old city.

Programs

There will be an excellent program during the exhibition days with live performances, talk shows with historicized artists and collectors.

Documentation sent after the exhibition

No. 5 printed catalog copies for each artist + Prizes, Kit Press Review & Pictures of the show

You're welcome. Apply asap!

Prizes Details: 

The prizes are as follows:

  1. Interview between artist and curator and publication of the works (not only those exhibited) on DISCOVER ART JOURNAL. The interview will be broadcast on our social networks and will remain on the website permanently.
  2. Page of the artist with bio, works and links on PRIMO PIANO SPECIAL PROJECT for one year, with the possibility of taking direct commissions from our collectors and followers.
  3. Page of the artist with bio, works and links on VISIONARY ART SHOW for one year, with the possibility of taking direct commissions from our collectors and followers .
  4. N. 12 works posted in the ART Calendar 2022
  5. All the other artists will receive the Certificate of Participation, on parchment paper and hand signed by the curator and the Primo Piano President.
Deadline: 
26/February/2022

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Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award

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The Rebecca Vassie Trust  announces the fourth annual Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award for emerging photographers, which includes a cash bursary of £2,000.

The award, which funds an early-career photographer in the UK to undertake a narrative photography project, also includes more than £1,000-worth of premier printing at Metro Imaging plus support towards industry and public exposure. In addition, up to twelve longlisted applicants join the trust’s Development Network, which offers smaller grants towards educational projects and professional development throughout the year.

Judges for the award include Caroline Hunter (picture editor, Guardian Weekend magazine), Phil Coomes (picture editor, BBC News Online) and Jennifer Thatcher (critic, curator and lecturer).

The award was created in memory of Rebecca Vassie, a British photographer and photojournalist who died suddenly, aged 30, while on assignment in Uganda in March 2015.

Applicants for the award, who must be either from or based in the UK, are asked to submit a proposal setting out a compelling vision for a narrative photography project with a social or political context.

 

Deadline: 
27/March/2020

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