PORTRAITS – Hellerau Photography Award 2023
30 November 2022
10:59 PM

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We are happy to announce the eighth edition of the annual PORTRAITS - Hellerau Photography Awards with its new theme, “SURFACE”. You may apply with a series of up to 20 images again, but we also re-introduce the application with single images. Our traditional venue of previous years, the exhibition halls of Dresden’s Museum of Science and Technology which also hosts the vast collection of the city’s former Museum of Photography, will be revived to host our finalist exhibition. Numerous solo exhibitions, including a large solo show by the current artist in residence, Svante Gullichsen (Finland), and a number of public events complete the competition program. The winners will be announced at the vernissage in March, 2023 (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).

Along the annual exhibition, a catalog with the works of all finalists will be published.

Please note: Your project can either be a coherent photographic series of up to 20 images OR a single image. If you want to apply with more than one single image, please create individual projects for each one.


Call for entries open
24 August 2022
Submission deadline
30 November 2022
Shortlist announcement
20 December 2022
Winner announcement
March 2023



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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

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)

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

Annual PORTRAITS – Guest Professor at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden

  • Starting in 2022, we are honored to introduce an annual guest professorship at the Dresden Academy of Arts who will work with students, and also be part of our PORTRAITS jury.

Video of 2021 Prize Ceremony

Cover Image: Hannah Altman, PORTRAITS winner 2022

30 November 2022
10:59 PM

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