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Henri Cartier-Bresson International Award opens for entries

The Henri Cartier-Bresson International Award rewards “a photographer who has already completed a significant body of work, a talented photographer in the emerging phase of his or her career, with an approach close to that of documentary”, says the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation.

The €35,000 cash prize must be used to carry out a project that would otherwise be hard to accomplish within the normal conditions of his or her activity.

While all photographers can enter the contest, they should be nominated by a photography institution. “The range of potential institutions is broad and has no geographical boundaries: museums, photographic societies, photo agencies, art schools, universities, galleries, magazines, festivals, publishers,” say the organisers.

Entries will be accepted from 01 March to 15 April, with the winner announced in June. Eighteen months later, the winning photographer will present an exhibition of his or her work at the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation in Paris.

In 2011, the Henri Cartier-Bresson International Award went to photographer Vanessa Winship.

For more details about the award and to download the application form, visit the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation website.

The Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation and the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès are happy to announce their exclusive partnership for the Henri Cartier-Bresson International Award. This agreement is in effect for the next three editions of the competition, in 2013, 2015 and 2017.

Presented by the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, the HCB Award is a prize to stimulate a photographer’s creativity by offering the opportunity to carry out a project that would otherwise be difficult to achieve.

It is intended for a photographer who have already completed a significant body of work, a talented photographer in the emerging phase of his or her career, with an approach close to that of documentary. The prize is of 35 000 Euros and is awarded every other year.

Eighteen months after the reception of the prize, the winner will have an exhibition of his work at the Fondation HCB in Paris and a catalogue will be published. The HCB Award is made possible with the partnership of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Read more: http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2243546/henri-cartierbresson-international-award-opens-for-entries#ixzz2Pt8wjJy2
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