Riga Photography Biennial “Seeking the Latest in Photography!” Award 2023
Riga Photography Biennial is calling for works from young artists from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia for the NEXT 2023 Award – ‘Seeking the Latest in Photography!’.
The winner of the award will be chosen by an international jury and will hold a solo exhibition at the ISSP Gallery within the framework of the Riga Photography Biennial – NEXT 2023 programme held in May 2023.
Who can apply?
The competition is open to emerging artists and photographers from the Baltic states – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – provided that the work they are entering in the competition was created within the last three years.
What will be awarded?
The award winner will be offered a solo exhibition in May 2023 at ISSP Gallery within the framework of the Riga Photography Biennial – NEXT 2023 programme.
The jury members will nominate five finalists (including the winner) who will present their work at the exhibition launch and ten finalists who will be granted the opportunity to participate free of charge in the NEXT 2023 programme portfolio review.
The VV Foundation will also award a laureate 1,000 EUR monetary prize and an opportunity to spend a month working at their residency PAiR (Pāvilosta Artist in Residency) in Pāvilosta, Latvia.
The founders of the independent publishing initiative NoRoutine Books, Gytis Skudžinskas and Vilma Samulionyte (LT), will select one of the participants for their own award – the opportunity to publish a photo book.
Deadline: 2 October 2022
Image: 2021 winner of the 2021 “NoRoutine Books” award Kristīne Krauze-Slucka, “Vibrations of a Material Universe. Thirst of Gold”, 2021.