Submissions now open – submissions closing 11 November 2016.
Now in its third year this significant annual award offers an emerging photographer the opportunity to work with The Photographers’ Gallery and independent UK based publisher Bemojake
, to produce their first book to a value of £20,000.
The winner and runners will be announced at a special ceremony in December 2016 and the winning project will be published in Autumn 2017. The two previous winners were Angus Fraser in 2014 and Jack Latham in 2015.
The judges in 2016 are Brett Rogers, Director, The Photographers’ Gallery; Armon Bar-Tur, entrepreneur and philanthropist; Maxwell Anderson, publisher, Bemojake ; Shoair Mavlian, Assistant Curator, Tate Modern; EJ Major, artist; Monica Allende, photo editor, Screen Projects; Harry Hardie & Ben Weaver, co-publishers, Here Press.
The annual Award is open to all photographers and artists who have not yet published a book (self-published excepted) and are either studying or have graduated from a UK-based visual arts course within the last five years. Applicants are not required to be living in the UK.
The Bar Tur Photobook Award is a partnership between The Photographers’ Gallery and entrepreneur and philanthropist Amnon Bar-Tur. This Award was established with the generous support of Amnon and Armon Bar-Tur and family in memory of late wife and mother, the British Artist Ann Lesley Bar-Tur (1947-1984).
An Interview with Amnon Bar-Tur and Brett Rogers, Director The Photographers' Gallery
Pictures: First two pictures from Sugar Paper Theories, Jack Latham – winner 2015, second two pictures from Santa Muerte, Angus Fraser – winner 2014