ESPY Photography Award 2015

Espy photography award is a biennial international photography competition for professional, non-professional & student photographers. Espy encourages traditional approaches along with digital and experimental techniques.

Espy is a non-profit enterprise with all revenue from the submissions feeding into the award prize. Espy is also sponsored by elysiumgallery who provide the Espy exhibition space and the opportunity for the winner to hold a solo exhibition at their city centre gallery.

The ESPY photography award in partnership with elysiumgallery is now open for submissions. We welcome all artist interpretations on Landscape, Portrait, Fine art or Photojournalism. All capture types and photographic processes are eligible to submit. Photographers must submit a series of 5 images on the same theme.

The Espy Photography Award for 2015 is now open for submissions. This year we have expanded the categories allowing greater freedom for photographers.

The overall winner will receive £1000 and a solo exhibition at elysiumgallery at a date tbc in 2016

A shortlist of 30 entrants will be chosen and displayed on the Espy website this will run alongside the print exhibition in elysiumgallery. All 30 artists featured on the website will include a statement of the work and greater details into the artists’ practice. All images will also be shared on all Espy promotion to give the photographers as much exposure as possible.

From the 30 shortlisted, 5 photographers will be selected for the print exhibition to be held at elysiumgallery, Swansea, UK. elysiumgallery is one of Wales’s best contemporary art organisations.

The judges will then select the overall winner and the award will be announced on the opening night of the exhibition.

The ESPY photography award in partnership with elysiumgallery is now open for submissions. We welcome all artist interpretations on Landscape, Portrait, Fine art or Photojournalism. All capture types and photographic processes are eligible to submit. Photographers must submit a series of 5 images on the same theme.

Entries Deadline | September 11th 2015

Notice of Acceptance | September 25th 2015

Exhibition Dates | 20th November – 19th December

30 shortlisted artists on website | October 2nd 2015

5 final exhibition artists’ work to be at elysiumgallery | 6th November 2015

JUDGES

Peter Finnemore

Finnemore’s artistic practice is existential in nature, revolving around imaginative explorations of the porous overlaps between self, boundaries, culture, time and history. He mixes strategies of depth psychology, alchemy, witness and participation; often these features are leavened with dark humor. His artwork is characterised by fluid visual intelligence. Born in Llanelli, Wales, Finnemore studied Fine Art Photography at the Glasgow School of Art under the mentorship of Thomas Joshua Cooper and Roger Palmer in the 1980’s. He received his MFA in Photography at University of Michigan, USA and has exhibited his work all over the world and has represented Wales at the Venice Biennale.

Click the images for more info on Peter – Peter’s website

Helen Sear

Helen Sear studied Fine Art at Reading University and University College London, Slade School, with her practice coming to prominence in the late 1980s, when she worked primarily through installation, performance and film. Her photographic works became widely known in the 1991 British Council exhibition, De-Composition: Constructed Photography in Britain, which toured Latin America and Eastern Europe.

She continues to explore ideas of vision, touch, and the re-presentation of the nature of experience with particular reference to the human and animal body and her immediate environment in rural Wales and France. Helen Sear has been selected to represent Wales at the Venice Biennale in 2015.

For more information and to enter visit http://www.espyphotoaward.com/

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