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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie

• Deadline: October 31st, 2022⁠

• Prize: 3,000 Euros + Publication

• Theme: Thinking Photography, Writing Photography

• Entry Fees: Free

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Contributions from the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences –innovative and creative approaches by young researchers influence the way we regard photography

The German Photography Society ( DGPh) and the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation jointly award a research prize that honours academic texts from the field of photographic theory and history.

The award recognises approaches in the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences constituting exceptional contributions to photography research. The prize is awarded every other year for qualification theses (master’s theses, diploma theses or dissertations) or for other independent publications connected to an expansion of research perspectives on the medium of photography. With no thematic restrictions or guidelines in terms of methods and approaches, special attention is given to works committed to venturing beyond disciplinary or methodological boundaries.

We invite submissions of published or unpublished texts from the last two years. An international jury will determine the recipient of the €3,000 prize. The award ceremony will be held as part of a public event, jointly organised by the DGPh and the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation in 2023.

Please submit the following application documents via the application portal linked here.

  • Abstract of the work in English (approx. 3,500 characters)

  • Entire manuscript

  • CV

  • Publication list (optional)

The submission deadline is 31 October 2022.

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