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01 Jun 2016

IAFOR Documentary Photography Award 2016


The IAFOR Documentary Photography Award is an international photography award which seeks to promote and assist in the professional development of emerging documentary photographers and photojournalists. Entries on the theme of 'Justice' are invited.

The award is supported by The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)Asia’s Think Tank – and builds off of the strength of the IAFOR Documentary Film Award, now in its fourth year. Documentary has a rich history of exposing truths, telling stories, raising awareness and creating discussion — all practices valued at IAFOR.

This year’s award will be judged by a panel of leading professionals in the field of documentary photography and photojournalism. See details of PRIZES.

Winners will be announced at The European Conference on Media, Communication and Film (July 11 – July 14, 2016) in Brighton, England. The award follows the theme of the conference, with 2016’s theme being “Justice”.

Each applicant may submit 10 to 20 images related to the award theme, either in the form of a photo-essay or as a collection of single images.

Eligibility: Applicants must be younger than 31 years old on June 1st 2016 OR enrolled in part-time or full time education on June 1st 2016 (proof may be required).

The majority of images should have been made in 2015-2016. However, at the discretion of the judges, images made earlier than 2015 will be allowed if they form part of a photo-essay continued in 2015-2016.

Entries deadline: 1 June 2016

IMAGE: From the project "Samsung Galaxy" by IAFOR Documentary Photography Award Third Place Winner 2015, Romain Champalaune.  http://iaforphotoaward.org/third-place-romain-champalaune/