A contest for photographers from Eastern Europe
The New East Photo Prize celebrates contemporary photography from Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia.
The New East Photo Prize champions artistic excellence in photography. The prize recognises practitioners offering representations of the social, cultural and physical landscape of the New East and other perspectives on that region.
Although hugely diverse, the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union are often represented in an outdated manner which negates the rich culture and variety of creative output from these nations.
The prize seeks to broaden perceptions of the New East through the medium of photography. Its inaugural edition in 2016 received a total of 1,030 entries from 25 New East countries. You can find out more here.
The New East Photo Prize is a project of Calvert 22 Foundation, supported by its online award-winning magazine, The Calvert Journal.
Alongside the opportunity to have work exhibited at Calvert 22 Space in London and gain international exposure as well as feedback from industry experts, the winner of the New East Photo Prize will be offered a cash prize of £1,000 to help develop a body of work further.
Shortlisted finalists will have their work shown in a two-month group exhibition at Calvert 22 Foundation’s space in London opening on Thursday, 11 October 2018. The winner will be announced on Thursday, 1 November 2018.
Short and longlisted entrants to the prize will receive significant international coverage through the online and social media channels of The Calvert Journal and Calvert 22 Foundation, with a combined monthly reach of over 800,000 worldwide readers.
The winner and selected finalists will also have their work featured by New East Photo Prize regional and international partners.
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