The Jacob Riis Award

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The Jacob Riis Award is named after the Danish-American photographer (1849-1914), and is organized by WPGA following its partnership with Save the Children, and sponsored by Eyemazing Magazine.

It will focus in portfolios (minimum of 8 and maximum of 12 images) inviting photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought.

Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements will be welcome.

The Award is open worldwide to all professional and amateur photographers working with digital or traditional photography or combinations of both.

There is no theme for this Award, and the images will be evaluated as a cohesive body of work (a theme or images representing the artistic trajectory of the photographer), rather than individual images.

The Award will consist in the publication of the winner portfolio in Eyemazing Magazine (to be published during 2010).

Prizes and Awards:

  • The winner of Jacob Riis Award will have her/his portfolio published in Eyemazing magazine during 2010, and will receive a cash prize of $ 3,000.

  • Additionaly the images of his/her portfolio, together with the portfolio of the finalists will be published in the book The Jacob Riis Award 2010.

  • The portfolios selected by the jurors will be exhibited in Europe and/or US in July 2010.

  • As in all WPGA contests, artists commissions of exhibition sales will be 40%, and donation to Save the Children will be 40%.

  • The remaining 20% will be applied to organizational costs.

  • All selected images will be also posted in the Gallery WonderPick for online sales in large editions (option of the photographer).

    Deadline: 24th January

    For more award information and application, see: The Jacob Riis Award Website

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