Category Archives: Portraiture

BJP International Photography Award 2017

The 11th edition of the British Journal of Photography International Photography Award (BJP IPA) 2017

Photographers from any country are invited to enter for an opportunity to receive a three week solo exhibition at the TJ Boulting gallery in London along with a UK£5000 production grant from UK pro-lab, Metro Imaging. In addition, the BJP will publish the winner’s photography across its own print, online and social media which will have wide reach internationally. And file transfer website WeTransfer will showcase the award-winner’s project on their home page for three weeks, meaning exposure to a global audience of creatives. Candidates for the International Photography Award 2017 can submit projects on any topic and using any kind of camera or capture method.

Deadline 20th November 2016

Juno Calypso won the Series Award in 2016 for her project Joyce, a collection of performative self-portraits that reflect on “modern rituals of seduction and the laboured construction of femininity.”

Zanele Muholi : Faces and Phases

The 32nd Annual Infinity Awards celebrates South African photographer Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi has documented hate crimes against members of the LGBTI community in South Africa and her personal involvement in this tragic story. In her project called Faces and Phases, a remarkable series of portraits and self portraits portray lesbian and trans men and women in their ordinary lives as well as herself as a member of this community.

A short film on each honoree was commissioned on behalf of the International Center for Photography as part of the prestigious Infinity Awards for the recognition and celebration of outstanding achievements in visual arts and photography. The 2016 Infinity Awards took place in New York City on April 11, 2016, at which the lifetime achievement award went to renowned British photographer David Bailey, who produced some of the most famous photographic portraits of the last half-century.