PHmuseum 2021 Mobile Photography Prize

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PHmuseum 2021 Mobile Photography Prize





June 17, 2021


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The 3rd edition’s theme of PHmuseum Mobile Photography Prize is Portraits – A reflection on identity, representation, and self-representation in the digital age. With part of Generation Z (born 1997-2012) and the whole Generation Alpha (2010 onwards) being the first people in human history to have full consciousness of their image and own portrayal since a very young age, the aim of the prize is to explore how mobile phones and the digital environment are influencing the perception of the self and the way we live, and also to explore how the millenary human fascination for representation and self-representation is approaching this digital era.

The open call offers $5,000 in cash for the mobile photos of the year, inclusion in the 3rd 200-image photobook on mobile photography, and feature in a physical exhibition at PHmuseum Lab in Bologna, Italy. Plus features on BuzzFeed News, GUP Magazine, C41 Magazine, and The Smart View.

To participate, applicants are invited to enter one or more images taken with a mobile device. Photos can be uploaded from a desktop computer, phone gallery, and Instagram library. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel comprising of Cindy Sissokho (Cultural Producer, Curator, and Writer), Alana Celii (Photo Editor, The New York Times) Cristian Rahadiansyah (Festival Director JIPFest), and Sara Urbaez (Photo Art Director, Square).

The deadline is set for 17 June, while there is a reduced entry fee option until 3 June.

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