2021 Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography

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2021 Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography





July 29, 2021



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The Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography, a collaboration between PHOTO IS:RAEL and the Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund, will be awarded for the sixth time this year to a photographer whose works demonstrate excellence in the field of photography.

A professional panel of judges will review all award finalists and will select a photographer who demonstrates thought, quality, originality, and excellence in photography, as well as the potential to create a comprehensive body of work suitable for a solo exhibition.
Of the works submitted, the jury will select 20 finalists for a group exhibition at the International Photography Festival, which will take place in November 2021 in Tel Aviv.
The winner will be announced in November 2021, during the 9th International Photography Festival. The award winner will receive a $14,000 grant, composed of a personal grant of $2,500, curatorial guidance, and the production of a solo exhibition that will be part of the 2022 International Photography Festival.


Members of the Jury

Scott Gray, CEO of World Photography Organisation & Angus Montgomery Arts

Sigalit Landau, Artist

Dafna Meitar Nechmad, The Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund

Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, Art Director and Chief Representative Leica Galleries International (Austria)

Dr.h.c Avi Sabag, Founder & Director, Musrara, The Naggar School of Art and Society Jerusalem

Rivka Saker, Chairman of Sotheby’s Israel, Founder and board chair of ARTIS

Enrico Stefanelli, Founder and Artistic Director Photolux Festival in Lucca, Italy

István Virágvölgyi, Curator, photo editor, Secretary of the Capa Grand Prize Hungary

Eric Vroons, Editor-at-large for GUP and Chief editor for the print edition of GUP Magazine
István Virágvölgyi, Curator, Photo editor, Secretary of the Capa Grand Prize Hungary


Registration Schedule & Fees:

Early registration: June 10th – July 12th – registration rate 42 USD

Late Registration: July 13th – July 29th – 23:59 (Israel time) – registration rate 54 USD


For more info, visit their website.