Photography has become an open court for all. These days, anyone can pick up a camera and call themselves a photographer. ‘Preposterous!’ some old-school photographers might say, but, in all fairness, we disagree:
Sure, there are career photographers who carry their Canon and Kodak cameras daily, capturing pivotal, publishable moments. Then there’s a new generation of photographers who wield their iPhone 6’s and flaunt their portfolios of images via Instagram. Lastly, we have those who go to fancy art schools and universities in order to learn the art of photography – if that’s you then continue reading:
Breakthrough with BJP
The British Journal of Photography’s Breakthrough Awards are open for entries – they are offering students and graduates an opportunity to exhibit their work and gain worldwide exposure.
The competition is open to photographers on undergraduate and graduate courses, or those within 5 years of graduating. You may submit work on any topic to be judged by a panel of industry experts from The Photographers’ Gallery, Vice and It’s Nice That.
Photographs can be captured in any format – film, digital or mobile – and can be of any style of genre. The BJP is open to students and graduates from around the world. Even students and graduates of non-photographic courses can enter.
“Emma Bowkett (photo editor of the Financial Times Weekend Magazine) saw my image at the Breakthrough exhibition and I’ve been shooting for them ever since. Being able to actually meet, connect and receive advice from photographers and curators that I’ve admired for years from afar has been amazing.” – Adama Jalloh (Undergraduate Single Image Winner, 2015)
What’s up for grabs?
- Winners will be given the opportunity to have their work showcased at a Breakthrough exhibition in East London’s The Old Truman Brewery in June 2016.
- An opportunity to exhibit work for a four-week run on the WeTransfer homepage, which receives over 70 million creatives worldwide for a four-week showcase.
- Winners of the Breakthrough 2016 will have their work published across British Journal of Photography’s print, online and social channels.
Deadline: Sunday 01 May 2016
If you’re up for it – then enter, here!