Zeiss Pho­tog­ra­phy Award launches

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THE third Zeiss Pho­tog­ra­phy Award has opened for en­tries, with prizes in­clud­ing € 12,000 worth of Zeiss lenses, a fur­ther € 3,000 in travel ex­penses in order to com­plete a pho­tog­ra­phy project, as well as a day at the Zeiss head­quar­ters in Ger­many. Win­ners will also see their im­ages dis­played along­side the Sony World Pho­tog­ra­phy Awards ex­hi­bi­tion at Som­er­set House in Lon­don next year.

The theme of the third com­pe­ti­tion is ‘See­ing Beyond – Un­told Sto­ries’ and pho­tog­ra­phers have un­til 6 Fe­bru­ary 2018 to sub­mit a series of be­tween five and ten im­ages for con­sid­er­a­tion. One win­ner, plus a short­list of up to ten, will be an­nounced on 3 April 2018.

The panel of judges will in­clude Chris Hud­son, art direc­tor of Na­tional

Geo­graphic Trav­eller (UK), Pa­tri­cia Mor­van, Cul­tural Pro­jects and Ex­hi­bi­tions, Agence VU’ (France) and Pe­ter Bas Mensink, pub­lisher, GUP mag­a­zine (Nether­lands).

In 2017, the com­pe­ti­tion at­tracted more than 30,000 im­ages from 132 dif­fer­ent coun­tries. It was won by Bel­gian pho­tog­ra­pher Kevin Faing­naert (see his im­ages on this page). The Zeiss Pho­tog­ra­phy Award is jointly or­gan­ised by Zeiss and the World Pho­tog­ra­phy Or­gan­i­sa­tion. Pho­tog­ra­phers are re­quired to sub­mit a series of five to ten im­ages on­line. For more in­for­ma­tion on the com­pe­ti­tion, and to en­ter your work, visit the web­site at www.world­photo.org/zeiss.

Kevin Faing­naert won the 2017 Zeiss com­pe­ti­tion with his series of im­ages of the Faroe Is­lands

An­other im­age to in­spire you from Faing­naert’s win­ning ‘Føro­yar’ series

Faing­naert cap­tured the ev­ery­day life of the Faroe is­lan­ders

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