Call for entries: The Fineman New Photography Award 2021
Following its inaugural edition in 2019, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale has just launched The Fineman New Photography Award for 2021. The award places the focus on photographic artists working throughout the Asia Pacific region, and seeks to find those whose work is beginning to receive critical attention and deserves to be seen by international audiences. A selection of up to six artists will receive an exhibition within the 2021 Biennale Core Program alongside other finalists, and receive support from BIFB curators in the realisation of their exhibition.
All applicants will have their submissions reviewed by an international jury of leading curators and gallery directors. Judges will award one cash prize of $10,000 to an overall winner, with an extra $1,000 being awarded for the People’s Choice Award, as voted by the public.
The Fineman New Photography Award is open to all photographers aged 18 and over, and living in the Asia-Pacific. The submitted series must:
- Be accompanied by an artistic rationale responding to the 2021 premise of Past. Tense. Now.
- Be comprised of 4-20 images
- Be a finished project
- Have been executed and/or resolved within the year leading up to the deadline for submissions, that is after 1 January 2020
- Have not previously been exhibited anywhere in Australia
- Fayen Ke-Xiao D'evie
- Pippa Dickson
- Gwen Lee
- Eriko Noguchi
- Miho Odaka
- Jim Ramer
- Shubigi Rao
- Bala Starr
- Alexander Supartono
- Fiona Sweet
Applications are open until 23 April 2021, 11.59pm AEST.
Follow this link to make a submission.
About the Ballarat International Foto Biennale
Since 2005 the Ballarat International Foto Biennale has been a force in the promotion of Australian and international photography. A two month-long festival event that immerses the historic town of Ballarat in photographic art, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale presents exhibitions of important contemporary photographers selected by leading curators in a rich artistic program.
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