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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 2021 will bring important issues to the forefront, crossing boundaries and help bring communities together.
In its seventh 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 give important issues of today worldwide exposure and connect photographers with an international jury formed of industry leaders in Editorial, Fine Arts, Advertising, Museums, Galleries and Publishing.
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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 to celebrate the life of Amnon’s late wife the British artist Ann Lesley Bar-Tur who he met at a party in London college of Printing and Graphic Arts (LCP), (now London College of communication , University of the Arts London) and also to celebrate the great positive impact that his tutors had on him and his career studying at LCP.
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.