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The V&A Parasol Foundation Prize for Women in Photography

• The V&A

• Deadline: 22nd January, 2023

• Prize: £2,000 + Exhibition + Travel To UK

• Theme: Agents Of Change

• Entry Fees: Free

• REGISTRATION: CLOSED, Click HERE For More Opportunities

The V&A Parasol Foundation Prize for Women in Photography is a brand-new and exciting annual competition that aims to recognize, encourage, and encourage innovative female photographers.

An independent selection panel of global industry professionals and inspiring international artists will select successful photographers. Five artists will be selected for a group exhibition at the Peckham 24 photography festival in May 2023. Our selectors will select a shortlist of ten artists. In order to assist with career advancement, each shortlisted artist will receive a bursary of £2,000 and attend regularly scheduled networking events.

It is free to enter the V&A Parasol Foundation Prize for Women in Photography, which is open to all women worldwide; amateurs and professionals alike The Prize was designed as part of the V&A's new Parasol Foundation Women in Photography curatorial program, which aims to bring women's practice in contemporary photography to the forefront, keep it alive, and highlight the role women have played in photography's history. The prize, which was created in collaboration with Peckham 24, an innovative three-day photography festival in south London, represents a shared goal of promoting equality in the arts, championing diversity, and amplifying the voices of women. Thanks to the assistance of The Parasol Foundation Trust and Ms. Ruth Monicka Parasol, it is now possible.

Our inaugural theme is Agents of Change.

Change agents are essential to the transformation and evolution of our planet, society, technology, politics, and economics. Since the invention of photographic processes in the 1800s, artists have been at the forefront of representing change, embracing its scientific and humanitarian potential. When it comes to documenting protests or acts of resistance, photography has frequently been the tool of choice; a tool for advocating for change and encouraging activism. This theme allows for a wide range of interpretations for submissions that depict or conceptualize some of our most pressing issues, as the world continues to be in flux; from social revolutions and political reform to technological advancements and sustainability initiatives.


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