In June 2021 Fundación MAPFRE is launching the 1st edition of the KBr Photo Award, a biennial international prize that reaffirms the Fundación’s support for artistic creation. This support takes the form of promoting the winning photographer on a national and international level and furthering their career with a cash prize, an exhibition and an associated catalogue.
The KBr Photo Award is open to Spanish and non-Spanish photographers aged over 18 who will produce a new photographic project or complete an already undertaken one, both previously unpublished and which have not been entered for any other similar competition.
With this initiative Fundación MAPFRE is increasing its support for photography. Alongside the exhibitions, lecture cycles and activities associated with the programme, the new KBr Photo Award both consolidates and expands Fundación’s activities relating to contemporary photography.
The prize is 25,000 Euros. In addition, Fundación MAPFRE will organize and present an exhibition in Espai 2 at the KBr Fundación MAPFRE Barcelona Photo Center in February 2023. The exhibition will present the results of the prize-winning project and Fundación will publish an accompanying catalogue.
The winner will be chosen by an international jury comprising 4 leading figures in the art world, in addition to the photography chief curator of Fundación MAPFRE and will announce their decision in November 2021.
Open call- 8 June to 10 September 2021
Jury meeting and announcement of winner – November 2021
Exhibition and catalogue presentation- February 2023
Available in Spanish and English at kbr.fundacionmapfre.org
Paseo de Recoletos, 23, 28004 Madrid, Espagne
June 22, 2021 to September 10, 2021