Deadline: 30 November 2021. This Award has been established to recognize and reward independent & freelance photojournalists who endeavour to gather images for the purpose of supporting news stories and bringing awareness to issues of impact from around the world.
Photojournalism is distinguished from other branches of photography by a requirement to comply with a rigid ethical framework that demands that the work be both honest and impartial whilst telling the story in strictly journalistic terms. Stories are presented mainly through photographs rather than words. Free inquiry, free expression, free speech, and a free press are basic principles for photojournalism to function well.
By collecting, editing, and presenting visual material for broadcast or publication news stories are made. Visual documents should provide an accurate and fair representation of the scene the photographer witnessed. Therefore, besides keeping ethics in mind, the content of a picture must not be altered by adding, rearranging, reversing, distorting, or removing people and/or objects from within the frame.
There are three categories in which to enter an essay of work comprising of a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 12 images
Photojournalists may enter up to a maximum of two essays provided that a minimum of 5 images is in each essay.
The Independent Photojournalist of the Year will receive a $15,000 USD prize, plus a gallery space to display their work at the Xposure International Photography Festival, flights, and accommodation to attend the festival along with a friend or colleague. The printing, framing, installations, and building of the gallery space will be undertaken by Xposure.
The Runner-up to the Independent Photojournalist of the Year will receive a gallery space to display their work at the Xposure International Photography Festival, flights, and accommodation to attend the festival along with a friend or colleague. The printing, framing, installations, and building of the gallery space will be undertaken by Xposure.
Photo Contest Website: http://ifpa.xposure.ae/