Israel Photography Festival is happy to announce an open call for the Meitar Award 2017.
Submission deadline extended to July 22nd
The Meitar Award is an international prize awarded for excellence in the field of photography. By submitting your work, you will have the opportunity to showcase it to a world-class jury, have the chance to win a grant of $14,000 that includes a one-year long cooperation with a curator and a solo exhibition.
The jury, compiled of internationally renowned professionals, will select a shortlist of 20 finalists whose works will be presented in a group exhibition at the Israel Photography Festival in Tel Aviv during the month of November 2017. All the submitted works will be judged anonymously according to their originality and quality.
The Meitar Award is an initiative of the Israel Photography Festival and the Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund. It was first awarded in 2016 to Israeli artists who showcased their talent and outstanding skills in photography. This year the Meitar Award has gained recognition as an international award, with the aspiration to create a worldwide dialogue through the language of photography.
An independent jury will select 20 photographers for the shortlist. These photographers will be displayed in a group exhibition at the Israel Photography Festival in November 2017. All works will be judged anonymously according to their originality and quality.
The winner of the Meitar Award 2017 will be selected from the shortlist and will receive a grant of $14,000, as well as a solo exhibition at the Israel Photography Festival 2018. The grant also includes prize money, and a one-year cooperation with a professional curator who will accompany the artist during his working process.
Peter van Agtmael
American Magnum photographer
American photographer and artist
President and chief curator of No Longer Empty
Dr. Noam Gal
Head of the Department of Photography at the Israel Museum
Chairman of the Sotheby's Israel, and the founder and board chair of Artis
Associate Managing Editor at Aperture
Dafna Meitar Nechmad
The Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund
THE UNTITLED ALBUM \ DORON OVED
The first Meitar award winner, was Doron Oved, a young Israeli photographer who graduated from the Wizo Academy of Design and Education in Haifa. Her poetic body of work depicts a timeless reality. Oved’s minor images are footnotes of the everydayness and carry an overwhelming lyrical quality. Doron Oved’s solo exhibition will be on show during the 2017 festival and will be curated by Yair Barak.