Romano Cagnoni Award 22 Edition FREEDOM



Romano Cagnoni Award 2022 CALL FOR ENTRIES!

Starting 15 June 2021, the second edition of the Romano Cagnoni Award, an international photojournalism prize, is soliciting applications from photographers from all over the world. Promoted by the Romano Cagnoni Foundation, in collaboration with Photolux Festival and the support of LensCulture, the Award was born in 2019, in memory of the great photojournalist Romano Cagnoni (1935-2018), The Foundation’s aims are: to support photographers who investigate, with depth and participation, topics related to human condition, social and environmental change, humanitarian crises and the violation of human rights in the world.

After the first edition of 2019, which awarded Gianluca Panella as the winner, the Award will be presented in a renewed guise, starting with the name RCA - Romano Cagnoni Award to underline the international matrix of the initiative, to specifically welcome applications from all over the world. "Romano was a photojournalist who worked internationally, collaborating and publishing in newspapers which have made photojournalism history, such as LIFE Magazine, Sunday Times, The New York Times and many others - declares Patricia Franceschetti Cagnoni, President of the Romano Foundation Cagnoni - the idea that this award bears his name means continuing to remember the values ​​underlying his research and to pass them on to younger generations. At the same time it is an important signal to support photojournalism, in this time of crisis and change.

The fundamental collaboration of the Foundation with the Photolux Festival - International Biennial of Photography, co-directed by Enrico Stefanelli, Chiara Ruberti, Rica Cerbarano and Francesco Colombelli, is confirmed and a new partnership is established with LensCulture, one of the main online platforms dedicated to contemporary photography. The Jury will be composed of authoritative experts in the sector, such as:

Martina Bacigalupo, photographer and photo editor of Revue 6MOIS

Elena Boille, vice-director and photo editor of Internazionale magazine

Daria Bonera, founder of DB Agency and visual editor of CESURA

Jim Casper, director of LensCulture

Manuel Rivera-Ortiz, photographer and President of the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation (Arles)

Moshe Rosenzveig, founder and director of Head On Photo Festival (Sydney)

Patricia Franceschetti Cagnoni, President of the Jury

Director of the Award Benedetta Donato.

The Theme of this edition is: FREEDOM.

Prize Summary: 
Win Euro 5.000 cash prizes, exhibition, publication
Prizes Details: 

The projects will be selected by an International Jury
The winner will receive 5,000 Euro, an exhibition that will be held during the Photolux Festival in Lucca in May-June 2022 and the publication on the official catalogue of the event. In addition, a work selected among those shortlisted, will be published in Internazionale Magazine.
Call for entries deadline: 15.11.2021

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An Indian Summer Open - Call-out



An Indian Summer, the UK festival celebrating South Asian culture, has opened submissions for its inaugural open art exhibition, An Indian Summer (AIS) Open, launched to mark the 10th edition of the festival since AIS first began in 2011.

Artists are invited to submit work exploring the theme of ‘Now We Are Free?’ and what it means to be free in today’s world. The exhibition will be curated by artist Ashokkumar Mistry with a panel of experts and festival stakeholders to choose four finalists and then a winner, who will be given a £500 cash prize. The three runner ups will be awarded a £200 cash prize each.

Submissions open 3 June and the deadline for submissions is 30 June 2020. The full brief and how to submit work will be live on our website from 3 June

Prize Summary: 
1 x £500 winner, 3 x £200 runner up

Entry Fee:

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