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The Fineman New Photography Award - Entries Now Open

Entries are now open for the 2021 The Fineman New Photography Award. This award places the focus on photographic artists working throughout the Asia-Pacific region, seeking to find those whose work is beginning to receive critical attention and deserves to be seen by international audiences. 

A selection of up to 6 artists will receive an exhibition within the 2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale Core Program alongside other finalists, and receive support from BIFB curators in the realisation of their exhibition.

All applicants will have their submissions reviewed by an international jury of leading curators and gallery directors. Judges will award one cash prize of AUD $10,000 to an overall winner, with an extra AUD $1,000 awarded for the People’s Choice Award, as voted by the public. 

This award is proudly supported by Alane Fineman.

Applications open: Now
Applications close: 23 April 2021, 11.59PM AEST
Finalists contacted: 1 June 2021

Entries will be judged by Fayen Ke-Xiao D’Evie, Lecturer RMIT University; Pippa Dickson, Director Asialink Arts; Gwen Lee, Director Singapore International Photography Festival; Eriko Noguchi, Independent curator; Miho Odaka, Independent curator of photography; Jim Ramer, Director MFA Photography Parsons School of Design; Shubigi Rao, Artist and writer; Bala Starr, Director La Trobe Art Institute; Alexander Supartono, Curator and Lecturer Edinburgh Napier University; and Fiona Sweet, Director Ballarat International Foto Biennale.


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Friday 18 September, 2020
Friday 23 April, 2021
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