There are six days left to enter the Renaissance Photography
call for entries.
The Renaissance Photography Prize is an international photography award that showcases outstanding photography from emerging or established photographers while raising funds to support young women with breast cancer. All profit from entries is donated to The Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care, UK. In the five years since its inception, Renaissance has raised over £200,000 for the charity.
By entering you’ll have a chance to have your work judged by some of the top names in the industry and win prizes with a total value of over £5,000, including cash, photographic equipment, portfolio reviews and the winning series published in HotShoe Magazine. In addition, 60 selected photographs will form part of the Renaissance exhibition held this autumn in a prestigious London gallery.
Photographers can enter single images (categories Expression, Ordinary and In Between) or a series of work in an open category. The competition is open to everyone and welcomes entries from all countries.
In previous years our distinguished panel of judges, all of whom donate their time and expertise, has included Martin Parr, Eamonn McCabe and editors, curators and directors from respected UK institutions such as The Photographers' Gallery, Michael Hoppen Gallery, Rhubarb Rhubarb and the Sunday Times Magazine.
This year’s Renaissance panel consists of:
Monica Allende - Picture Editor, The Sunday Times Magazine
Simon Bainbridge - Editor, British Journal of Photography
Julia Fullerton-Batten - Photographer
Miranda Gavin - Deputy and Online Editor, HotShoe International
Nadav Kander - Photographer
Chris Littlewood - Director of Photography, Flowers Gallery, UK
Brett Rogers - Director, The Photographers' Gallery, UK
Sophie Wright - Cultural & Print Room Director, Magnum Photos
The Renaissance Photography Prize was founded in 2006 by Fiona Gifford, a lawyer and keen amateur photographer who was diagnosed with breast cancer aged 34. “During my recovery period, day-to-day concerns became irrelevant, and I became more aware of the moments that really matter in life - moments of emotion, human connection, and wonder at the beauty of nature. What better way to represent those moments than through photography?”
Six years on, it has become an established fixture in the photography world. Renaissance is growing each year and last year the competition attracted over 5,225 entries from 67 countries. It has enjoyed amazing support from photographers, editors, curators and photography organisations and aims to raise even more funds this year.