PORTRAITS – Hellerau Photography Award 2021
23 November 2020
9:59 PM


We are happy to announce the sixth edition of the annual PORTRAITS - Hellerau Photography Awards. Our big 2020 venue, the exhibition halls of Dresden’s Museum of Science and Technology which also hosts the collections of the city’s former Museum of Photography, will be revived once again to host our annual finalist exhibition. Numerous solo exhibitions, including a large solo show by the current artist in residence, Agata Wieczorek (Poland), and a number of public events complete the competition program. The winners will be announced at the vernissage in February 2021 (1st prize: 5,000 EUR, 2nd prize: 2,000 EUR, 3rd prize: 1,000 EUR, residency prize: a scholarship at HELLERAU - European Center for the Arts). For the annual exhibition, a catalog with the works of all finalists will be published. (header graphics under the use of “Tic Tac and Tootsie” from Jeffrey Stockbridge’s series »Kensington Blues«, PORTRAITS finalist 2020)


Call for entries open
25 August 2020
Submission deadline
23 November 2020
Shortlist announcement
20 December 2020
Winner announcement
27 February 2021



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    1 to 99 projects per submission

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Juror information

Carena Schlewitt (*1961, Leipzig)
2018- Artistic Director of HELLERAU – European Centre of the Arts

Carla van de Puttelaar (*1967, Zaandam, NL), Photographer and Art Historian
Lives and works in Amsterdam
Lecturer (for example at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague)

Prof. Angela Matyssek, Art Historian, Lecturer
2006 Ph. D., Humboldt University Berlin (»Art History as a Photographic Practice«)
2015 - 2018 visiting and substitute professorships at University of Stuttgart, HU Berlin and LMU Munich
since April 2019 Professorship for Art History with a focus on modern and contemporary art at Dresden University of Fine Arts

Andreas Krase, Curator
2005- Curator (Photography) at Technische Sammlungen Dresden

Tomasz Lewandowski (*1978 Nysa, Poland), Photographer
2012 Master of Arts (Photography) at Burg Giebichenstein University of Arts Halle (GER)
Since 2014 guest lecturer (Photography) at the Institute of the Art Education Warsaw (PL)
2018 guest lecturer (Photography) at Martin Luther University Halle (Saale) (GER)

Jens Heinrich Zander, Architect, Curator
Art projects and consulting for Studio Olafur Eliasson, James Turrell et al.
2003-2010 Managing Board of Europäische Werkstatt für Kunst und Kultur Hellerau e.V.
2009 Conception »ARTSUMMER« at HELLERAU – European Centre of the Arts
2013 Consultant »7. OSTRALE – Internationale Ausstellung zeitgenössischer Künste«

Ulrike Lerchl (*1961, Dresden), Designer
Studied design at the Fachschule für Werbung und Gestaltung in Berlin
2005- CEO of Oberüber Karger Kommunikationsagentur GmbH
2012 Foundation of the agencie’s project »KunstStoff« for the promotion of young artists
2014- Engagement as advisor for KULTURPATEN DRESDEN

23 November 2020
9:59 PM