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About the Award

A key focus of the BarTur Photo Award has always been the immense power photography has in influencing the way that we understand and engage with the world around us. Using photography as a means to express ideas and values, the BarTur Photo Award 2020 will cross boundaries and help bring communities together.


In its sixth edition, the BarTur Photo Award also aims to transform the lives and careers of those who participate, like it has done for the previous winners. The BarTur Photo Award (2011 and 2012) in collaboration with University of the Arts London, and the BarTur Photobook Award (2014, 2015 & 2017) in collaboration with the Photographers Gallery, London have all supported, developed, and promoted students and recent graduates to help them realize their potential.

The BarTur Photo Award will be open again in October 2020 and inviting applications from both professional photographers and current students.

The BarTur Photo Award encourages diversity of photographic approaches that reflect vibrant and continuing photographic traditions. At the same time, the Award embraces and reveals how our audience is engaging with new forms and approaches to image making in a technologically changing world. It demonstrates how they respond to and represent both their own personal contexts and some of the more pressing and dominant issues of our time. The anticipated range of work will represent fine art, documentary, fashion, advertising, journalism, and other genres of image making.


The BarTur Photo Award was conceived by Amnon BarTur after considering the positive impact that tutors and lecturers had on him when he was studying at London College of Printing and Graphic Arts (now London College of Communication, University of the Arts London).

The BarTur Award was first established in 2011 with the generous support of Amnon and Armon BarTur in memory of their wife and mother the late Ann Lesley BarTur (1947-1984), a talented British Artist. To know more about Ann Lesley BarTur, please click here

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BarTur Photo Award is a not for profit organization that aims to find, support and recognize the best contemporary photographic talent. The award is looking for work that is unique, compelling and inspiring. To be judged by a panel of industry leaders.

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