Edited by: Siw Aldershvile Nielsen, Fotografisk Center
The application for the Young Nordic Photographer of the Year award opens for the second year in a row in collaboration with Höstsalongen. Fotografiska (Stockholm) awards a scholarship of 10,000 Euros to a young, brilliant photographer in Scandinavia. The winner will also receive a private exhibition at Fotografiska. The purpose of the Young Nordic Photographer of the Year is to support a new, trendsetting generation of photographers in Scandinavia. The price thereby enables the winner to undertake or complete a new or ongoing projects with the final exhibition, with the support of a mentor’s knowledge, practices and professional feedback.The scholarship is presented in cooperation with Audi, who also contribute a car to the winner until the solo exhibition opens at the Fotografiska.
Applications are open until 1 November. To apply, upload photos to: http://bilduppladdning.fotografiska.eu/
Applicants must be under 36 years old and a citizen of a Nordic country, and have a college degree, alternatively, advanced vocational training in photography. He or she must also have attended at least one group or solo exhibition.
The goal for Fotografiskas has since 2010 been to show the world’s best photography exhibitions. Several young photographers has through the museum received a unique opportunity to present their work to a large audience.
To publicize and support the new, young, photograph, both the documentary and artistic, has from the start been an important part of our vision. Young Nordic Photographer of the Year is one of our contributions to the scene of young photography, says Per Broman, founder of Fotografiska.
This year’s jury consists of Thomas Wågström, Photographer and curator. Sophie Morner, gallerist and curator. Merja Salo, Professor of Photography at the Helsinki School of Arts and Pauline Benthede, Exhibition Manager of Photographic.
The 2014 winner of the scholarship was Johan Strindberg and his exhibition was held at the Fotografiska in spring 2015. His mentor was Helene Billgren. Read more about his work here.
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