Image: Untitled 3. Photo courtesy of 2011 Bar-Tur Award Winner: Quincy Scott
The Bar-Tur Photo Award is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to support and promote photographers who are challenging how we view the world and working on highlighting key issues of our time in order to bring about change.
A key focus of the Bar-Tur Award has always been the immense power photography has to influence the way that we understand and engage with the world around us. Using photography as a means to express ideas and values, means that the Bar-Tur Award 2019 will cross boundaries and help bring communities together.
In its sixth edition, The Bar-Tur Photo Award aims to transform the lives and careers of those who participate, like it has done for the previous winners. The Bar-Tur Award (2011 and 2012), in collaboration with University of the Arts London and The Bar-Tur Photobook Award (2014, 2015 & 2016) in collaboration with the Photographers Gallery have all supported, developed and promoted students and recent graduates to help them realize their potential.
This year, the Bar-Tur Photo Award will be open to both professional photographers as well as current students.
The Bar-Tur Award encourages diversity of photographic approaches that reflect vibrant and continuing photographic traditions whilst at the same time embracing and revealing how our students and professionals are engaging with new forms and approaches to image making in a technologically changing world and 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.