Call for entries: Ann Lesley BarTur Photo Award for women photographers

The call for entries for the inaugural Ann Lesley BarTur Photo Award is now open with a closing deadline of 31 May. Supported by LEICA Fotografie International and the BarTur Photo Award, the award aims to celebrate women photographers creating exceptional work and amplify their perspectives and experiences on an international stage. Entries are open to anyone who identifies as a woman, non-binary, or gender-queer.

© Ingeborg Everaerd, Busqúeda.
© Ingeborg Everaerd. Busqúeda.

The theme of the competition for 2022 is (Vision of the) Future. Entrants are required to include a short description of their work, giving it the context that ultimately explains what the future looks like to them. Whether personally or politically, globally or locally, the Ann Lesley BarTur Photo Award wants to see how women photographers are envisioning the future.

Winners will share in a prize pool of US$20,000 along with equipment loans from Leica Fotografie International. The BarTur Photo Award also offers winners mentorship and exhibitions across Europe.

Judging panel

· Amnon BarTur, Founder, BarTur Photo Award

· Carol Körting, Photo Editor, LEICA Fotografie International

· Fu Xin, Gallerist and Art Advisor

· Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, Art Director and Chief Representative LEICA Galleries International (Austria)

· Katharina Mouratidi, Artistic Director of f³ – freiraum für fotografie

· Monica Alcazar-Duarte, Photographer

· Natalie Brett, Former Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of Colleges, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London

· Simon Roberts, Photographer

Follow this link for more information and to enter.

© Natalia Ershova, Journey to the edge of the room.
© Natalia Ershova. Journey to the edge of the room.

About the award

The Ann Lesley BarTur Photo Award is named in honour of Ann Lesley, late wife, and mother of founders Amnon and Armon Bar-Tur. As a woman artist in London and New York in the 1970s-1980s, she often experienced sexist discrimination and unequal access to opportunity. The award is dedicated to her memory, and to all women photographers past and present who haven’t yet received the access and acknowledgement they deserve.


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