PORTRAITS – Hellerau Photography Award 2021
29 November 2021
10:59 PM

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We are happy to announce the seventh edition of the annual PORTRAITS - Hellerau Photography Awards. Our traditional venue of the two previous years, 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 for the third time to host our annual finalist exhibition. Numerous solo exhibitions, including a large solo show by the current artist in residence, Natalia Kepesz (Poland), and a number of public events complete the competition program. The winners will be announced at the vernissage on April 7, 2022 (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).


Call for entries open
26 August 2021
Submission deadline
29 November 2021
Shortlist announcement
20 December 2021
Winner announcement
7 April 2022



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Juror information

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

Daniel Blochwitz (*1973), Photographer and Curator
2003 Master of Fine Arts Photography (University of Florida, USA)
Postgraduate Independent Study Program (Whitney Museum, NYC)
Freelance Curator and Lecturer (photo basel et al.)

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

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)

Francesca Cesari (*1970), Photographer and Lecturer
Degrees at London School of Printing, University of Bologna
Member of LUZ Photo Agency

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

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

Video of 2021 Prize Ceremony

Cover Image: Ina Schoenenburg’s series »ZWIĄZKI«, PORTRAITS finalist 2021

29 November 2021
10:59 PM

By clicking "Start Submission", you agree to be contacted by the host regarding this opportunity.