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Fifty One East supports 2020 Sony World Photography contest

Fifty One East supports 2020 Sony World Photography contest

Tribune News Network
Doha
Fifty One East, Qatar’s favourite department store, has announced its support for the much-anticipated Sony World Photography contest that aims to discover, nurture and back aspiring photography enthusiasts.
The jury for the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards was revealed earlier this month by the awards’ creators, the World Photography Organisation.
The internationally acclaimed awards present an opportunity for all levels of photographers from around the world to be seen, appraised and rewarded. The 2020 jury includes a diverse range of industry experts across the museum, gallery, art fair and media sectors.
The awards offer an unbeatable platform for its winning and shortlisted artists to gain exposure and recognition, with past recipients going on to secure gallery representation, publishing deals and widespread press coverage.
The Professional competition, judged on a serious body of work and targeting artists working across the breadth of photography across 10 categories, will be assessed by: Claudi Carreras Guillén, Independent curator, editor and cultural manager; Touria El Glaoui, founding director of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair; Katie Hollander, director, Annenberg Space for Photography; Gwen Lee, director, Singapore International Photography Festival and Brent Lewis, photo editor, The New York Times / co-founder, Diversify Photo.
The Professional Jury will be chaired for the third consecutive year by picture editor, curator and consultant Mike Trow, bringing huge knowledge of the awards’ history and development to the proceedings. Trow will also curate the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition.
The Open and Youth competitions will be chaired by Gisela Kayser, managing director and artistic director, and Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Hause.V., Berlin. Tim Clark, curator, writer and editor in chief of 1000 Words completes the 2020 jury as the chair of the Student competition.
All entries are free at http://www.worldphoto.org and the deadlines are:
 Youth competition: Last day of each month from June - December, 2019
 Student competition: November 29, 2019
 Open competition / National Awards: January 7, 2020
 Professional competition: January 14, 2020
The jurors will meet in London in January, 2020, to debate the work, and the first of the shortlists will be announced on February 4, 2020. All work is judged anonymously. The 2019 edition received 327,000 entries from 195 countries and territories.
Sony’s World Photography Awards continue to evolve and develop to connect photographic communities across the world and offer more opportunities for those working in the emerging markets.
Now in its 13th year, in conjunction with Sony Middle East and Africa, the awards have also launched the National Awards. The competition is open to all entrants in Qatar, Kuwait and neighbouring countries in addition to South Africa and will seek to recognise, reward and expose talented photographers from these countries.
One winner from each country will receive an α6600 ILCE-6600M (Body + 18-135mm Zoom Lens).
Young photographers aged 12-19 will also have more opportunity to be spotted in the refreshed Youth competition. Photographers are now challenged to enter up to 3 images per month to different themes. Running from June till December, one winner will be chosen each month and will go on to compete for the Youth Photographer of the Year title.

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