IAFOR Documentary Photography Award Opens Entries for Young Photographers 

Dr Joseph Haldane, CEO,  IAFOR
Dr Joseph Haldane, CEO, IAFOR

Interested young photographers have until midnight of November 25, 2019 (Greenwich Mean Time – GMT) to submit entries for the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award with the theme, “Reclaiming the Future”.

Now in its fifth year, the award aims to support up-and-coming talents is free to enter. It is widely recognised by those in the industry and has been supported by World Press Photo, British Journal of Photography, Metro Imaging, MediaStorm, Think Tank Photo, University of the Arts London, RMIT University, The Centre for Documentary Practice, and the Medill School of Journalism.

To participate, applicants need to first register online at http://iaforphotoawd.wpengine.com/wp-login.php?action=register as submission of entries for the award is to be done only through the award website. Instructions for participating in the Award are available online at https://iaforphotoaward.org/submission-requirements/ and applicants are encouraged to read them before applying.

The IAFOR Documentary Photography Award was launched by The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) in 2015 as an international photography award that seeks to promote and assist in the professional development of emerging documentary photographers and photojournalists. From the outset, it has benefitted from the expertise of an outstanding panel of internationally renowned photographers, including Dr Paul Lowe as the Founding Judge, and Ed Kashi, Simon Roberts, Simon Norfolk, Emma Bowkett, Monica Allende, Jocelyn Bain Hogg, Maria Teresa Salvati and Ziyah Gafic as Guest Judges.

IAFOR is on organization with the mission to promote international exchange, facilitate intercultural awareness, encourage interdisciplinary discussion, and generate and share new knowledge. It is in keeping with this mission and in appreciation of the great value of photography as a medium that can be shared across borders of language, culture and nation, and to influence and inform academic work and programmes that the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award was launched as a competition that would help underline the importance of the organisation’s aims, and would promote and recognise best practice and excellence.

Potential applicant should be 30 years old on November 25, 2019 or younger. The Award expects all participants to act in accordance with the guidelines of professional conduct as specified in the Global Charter of Ethics for Journalists.