The list of two top winners and 20 shortlisted photographers of the sixth edition of the BarTur Photo Award has been announced at the annual award ceremony on October 21st, 2020.
Winners and shortlisted photographers will have their work exhibited in London, Paris, Berlin, Łódź Poland and Copenhagen.
Professional & Student Winners
The competition was open to both professional and student photographers, attracting entrants from 58 countries.
The overall professional winner is Indian based photographer Somenath Mukopadhyay, who receives the 2020 BARTUR AWARD $10,000 cash prize for his images from the Yamuna River in Northern India. This river accounts for more than 70% of Delhi’s water supply with around 57 million people dependent on it for their daily water use however, it is heavily polluted with untreated sewage, industrial effluents, the dumping of garbage and dead bodies. Mukopadhyay’s images show the extent of this pollution, that is over 13 times the permissible limit, with local people bathing and praying in the river with toxic froth that looks like icebergs.
The overall student winner is Nadezhda Ermakova from Russia, will be awarded the 2020 BASECAMP PRIZE of $3,000.
Guy Reece from the UK was selected to receive the $1200 Chris Wainwright Prize awarded for Climate Change in memory of Chris Wainwright, one of the founding members of the BarTur Photo Award. Professor Chris Wainwright, died in 2017, and was the Pro Vice-Chancellor at University of the Arts, London.
About The Bartur Photo Awards
The BarTur Photo Awards aims to find, support and recognize the best contemporary photographic talent and encourages diversity of photographic approaches that reflect vibrant and continuing photographic traditions. The award two permanent themes are Unity in Diversity and Climate Change.
The BarTur Photo Award, is a not for profit organization, conceived in 2011 by the Bar-Tur family in memory of their wife and mother Ann Lesley BarTur, who was a talented British artist who died of breast cancer when she was only 37.
Sponsors of the 2020 award are: BaseCamp Student and Erasmus Student Network International, as well as ARCH-DECO Architecture; Case Agency; Cogents; EUROPTIMA; JFP.dk; Lars Gitz Architects; Miller Canfield; Produs; Studio Aisslinger; Witte Projektmanagment GmbH; Wolf Theiss
The BarTur Photo Award 2021 is now open
The BarTur Photo Award is now open for submission from the 22nd October 2020 until the 22nd January 2021, 11:59 GMT.
For this years’ Main Award there are three themes, Climate Change, Unity in Diversity and Human Love. To enter the main award please check the entry fees on the website. There is an early bird discount on fees that expires on the 22nd November 2020, 11:59 GMT.
There is also a Student Competition this year with the same three themes, which is free to enter.
For more information, please visit: https://www.barturphotoaward.org/apply
BarTur Photo Award
October 22, 2020 to January 22, 2021