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LEICA Fotografie International & BarTur Photo Award

Ann Lesley
Bar-Tur
Photo Award

Celebrating pioneering and contemporary women behind the lens.

Supported by LEICA Fotografie International and the BarTur Photo Award.

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The Ann Lesley Bar-Tur Photo Award aims to celebrate the breadth of women photographers who are doing exceptional work, and to amplify their perspectives where sexism still hinders equal access to this critical industry and art form.

Winners will receive a monetary prize from the USD 20,000 BarTur prize pool and equipment loan from Leica Fotografie International. The BarTur Photo Award also offers winners mentorship and exhibitions across Europe. Anyone who identifies as a woman, non-binary, or gender-queer is encouraged to submit to the award, and photographers of colour and from the Global South are particularly encouraged.

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Women in photography have faced patriarchal discrimination for as long as the medium has existed. Though things are gradually shifting in the contemporary moment, a gap in access, recognition, pay, and opportunity still exists. The award is named in honor of Ann Lesley, late wife and mother of founders Amnon and Armon Bar-Tur. As a woman artist in London and New York in the 1970s-1980s, she often experienced sexist discrimination and unequal access to opportunity. The award is dedicated to her memory, and to all women photographers past and present who don’t receive the access and acknowledgement they deserve.

2022 Jury

The Ann Lesley Bar-Tur Photo Award will be judged by a highly experienced jury including;

Amnon Bar-Tur

Co-Founder, BarTur Photo Award

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Carol Körting

Photo Editor, LEICA Fotografie International

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Karin Rehn-Kaufmann

Chief Representative Leica Galleries International

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Katharina Mouratidi

Artistic Director of f³ –freiraum für fotografie

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Monica Alcazar-Duarte

Photographer

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Natalie Brett

Former Head of London College of Communication

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Simon Roberts

Photographer

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Xin Fu

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Art Consultant