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August Sander Prize 2022 for Portrait Photography is currently being announced

Artists up to and including the age of 40 can participate, Submissions are open immediately

[Translate to English:] August Sander: Zirkusartisten, 1926–1932 © Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archiv, Köln; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

[Cologne, 14-10-2021] The August Sander Prize for portrait photography, donated by Ulla Bartenbach and Prof. Dr. Kurt Bartenbach, will be awarded for the third time in 2022 in cooperation with Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne.

The idea behind the award is to promote young contemporary artistic approaches in the sense of objective and conceptual photography. Against the background of August Sander's important portrait photographs, the photographic works of the applicants should primarily relate to the theme of the human portrait. The prize is awarded every two years.

Eligible are national and international artists up to and including the age of 40 with a focus on photography. The prize is endowed with 5,000 €. In addition, the Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur will organize an exhibition of the award winner's work, if possible and by individual agreement.

A series of no more than 20 photographs that has already been largely developed is suitable for submission. Only works that follow a thematically bound image group or sequence will be evaluated; individual images will not be considered. The works submitted should not have won a prize in other competitions.

The jury is composed of five members Albrecht Fuchs, artist, Cologne; Dr. Roland Augustin, Saarlandmuseum/Moderne Galerie, Saarbrücken; Prof. Dr. Ursula Frohne, art historian, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster; Dr. Anja Bartenbach, donor family, Cologne; Gabriele Conrath-Scholl, director, Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne.

A shortlist will be published at the end of March 2022. The winner, resulting from the shortlist, will be announced at the end of April 2022.

The award ceremony will take place in September 2022 at Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur in a festive setting in Cologne. The deadline for entries is January 28, 2022. The detailed call for entries can be downloaded here.