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The Joan Wakelin Bursary - Open Call

The Guardian + Royal Photographic Society

• Deadline: May 29th, 2023

• Prize: £2000 for the Production of an Essay

• Theme: Overseas Social Documentary Issue

• Entry Fees: Free

• REGISTRATION: CLOSED, Click HERE For More Opportunities

The yearly Guardian/Royal Visual Society Joan Wakelin bursary offers a bursary of £2,000 for the creation of a photograph exposition on an abroad friendly narrative issue.

Passage is for nothing and open to all picture takers of all ages and ethnicity, anyplace on the planet. Please read the online application carefully and fill out each section, providing eight images that demonstrate your approach to the medium and your photographic ability, if you wish to apply.

The purpose of the bursary is to support new projects: Support for projects that are already underway will not be considered. A single person will receive the bursary, not a partnership or group. Additionally, the bursary does not support projects that necessitate traveling to or from war zones.

In July (to be confirmed), shortlisted candidates will be interviewed via zoom. Due to the volume of applications, we will unfortunately be unable to provide individual feedback.

The selectors for 2023 are: Together with the Royal Photographic Society, Fiona Shields, the Guardian's head of photography, and Roger Tooth, FRPS, the Guardian's former head of photography, The triumphant paper will be distributed in the RPS Diary and sites and the Guardian. The appointed authorities will be searching for a reasonable candidate thought of where and how they will utilize their pictures to make themselves clear to as wide a group of people as could be expected.


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