Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2008

The Photography Prize worth £30,000 is awarded annually to an international photographer who is judged to have made the greatest contribution to photography over the previous year. This year’s finalists are John Davies (UK), Jacob Holdt (Denmark), Esko Männikkö (Finland) and Fazal Sheikh (USA). Founded in 1996, the Photography Prize has become one of the most prestigious international arts awards. This year’s shortlist for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize shows a welcome shift of emphasis. Whereas 2007’s nominees had rather intimidating, introspective themes, this year each of the artists has flung his net outwards with a keen, almost evangelical fervour, to create social observations which make full use of photography’s talent for conferring beauty on the ordinary. Walking around this exhibition, you begin to feel optimistic that these works herald new ambitions for the medium. John Davies (b. 1949, UK) has been nominated for The British Landscape at the National … Read more

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition is Now Open

I’ve just been informed that the search for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2008 has begun. If you have broadband you can enter the competition online. Alternatively enter by post. Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition The Natural History Museum Cromwell Road London SW7 5BD UK However, it costs £20 to enter online and £27 to enter by post, due to the increased administration this involves. Deadlines: Monday 31 March 2008 for online submission. Monday 24 March 2008 for postal submission. New award for 2008: Photographers Award for Lifetime Commitment to Wildlife Photography This award will be given to the photographer whose work and commitment to wildlife photography is considered worthy of commendation. This can either be through the sheer power and beauty of their imagery or the positive impact the imagery has made. All entrants can nominate candidates for this award. Your nomination must be based on the … Read more

Prestigious Underwater Photography Competition

Celebrating the beauty and delicacy of the marine environment, popular websites Wetpixel.com and Di’vePhotoGuide.com, in association with Our World Underwater, one of the largest consumer dive shows in the US, announce a final call for entries for their 3rd annual, international underwater photography and video competition. Truly an international competition, last year winners hailed from 17 different countries. The official competition website has links to entry forms, guidelines prizes and more information: UnderwaterCompetition.com Photographers will compete in seven still-image categories and two video categories, to win more than $50,000 in prizes including trips to some of the top dive destinations in the world, including Socorro, Wakatobi-Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Ambon-Indonesia, the Red Sea, Grand Cayman, the Solomon Islands and Vietnam. Other prizes include housings, strobes, lighting systems, signed books and other valuable items. All compact camera entrants will receive one free lesson from TheUnderwaterPhotographer.com The competition includes a category for … Read more

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