National Media Museum launches 4th Award scheme for photographic projects
The National Media Museum in partnership with Photoworks and five sponsors, has announced a fourth programme of awards for photographic projects, following the success of the inaugural scheme in 2007. The Awards granted will again be up to a sum of £20,000.
The Awards form part of the Museum’s ongoing commitment to contemporary photography in promoting the work of emerging and mid-career photographers. They will assist talented photographers with the production of ongoing projects or a new body of work, and provide support for them to develop and enhance their practice and profile.
“The 2009 National Media Museum Awards were a great success,” said Greg Hobson, Curator of Photographs at the National Media Museum. “Five photographers shared a total fund of £20,000, allowing them to develop their practice in a variety of ways, from attending national portfolio review panels to completing major bodies of work. In addition, works by all the winning photographers were exhibited in the prestigious James Hyman Gallery in London. We have extended the remit of the Awards this year to include mid-career photographers and, we are delighted that we are able to continue to support photography talent in the UK for the fourth year running.
“From this year, we are also very pleased to announce Photoworks, the UK’s leading agency for photography, as Awards partner. Photoworks has an excellent track record as an advocate for contemporary photography, and will now bring its expertise to the selection process and provide a valuable supporting and mentoring role for Award winners.”
Applicants must provide a brief written synopsis of their proposal together with their CV, an example of their work, and application form. Applications are invited from all nationalities providing they are resident in the UK at the time of the award.
Projects must be completed within one year of awards being made and successful applicants are expected to work independently, but will receive support and guidance from the Museum, Photoworks and Wilson Centre for Photography staff if required. At the completion of the project successful applicants must donate one work from an edition, or a series of works, to the National Media Museum.
The sponsors working in partnership with the Museum and Photoworks are Michael G Wilson (Chairman of the Trustees of the National Media Museum), Pierre Brahm (Chairman of the BRAHM and Henry & James Property Group), Zelda Cheatle (Curator and Director of the Tosca Fund Photography Collection), Simon Crocker (Chairman of The John Kobal Foundation), and James Hyman (James Hyman Gallery).
For further information, conditions and application forms applicants should go to:
The closing date for applications is 1 October 2010.
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