The submitted portraits are made by a Dutch professional photographer or an international photographer who has worked in the Netherlands for a longer period of time.
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About

Each year, the Rabo Photographic Portrait Prize is awarded to the photographer who made the best photographic portrait of the past year. The prize is awarded by Dutch National Portrait Gallery in collaboration with Rabobank. Previous winners are Koos Breukel, Stephan Vanfleteren, Gerard Wessel, Annaleen Louwes, Sander Troelstra, Jitske Schols, Sarah Mei Herman, Sanne Donders, Martijn van de Griendt and Robin de Puy, who won the prize twice.

TALENT
This year, too, there will be a prize for portrait photography talent. Previous winners are Peggy Kuiper, Annabel van Royen, Colette Lukassen and Bram Engelaar.

The Dutch National Portrait Gallery and Rabobank award the two prizes to draw attention to the broad tradition of Dutch portraiture in photography.

This year, the portraits shortlisted for the Rabo Photographic Portrait Prize will be exhibited at the Rabo Art Collection space in the Boijmans Van Beuningen Depot in Rotterdam. At least one portrait from the shortlisted Talent series will be showcased there as well.

Prize money

  • Rabo Photographic Portrait Prize: 10.000 euros
  • Rabo Photographic Portrait Talent: 2.500 euros

How to enter

  • Rabo Photographic Portrait Prize: the submitted portraits, with a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3, are made by a Dutch professional photographer or an international photographer who has worked in the Netherlands for a longer period of time. All portraits have been made between 17 May 2021 – 30 June 2022.

  • Rabo Photographic Portrait Talent: the submitted series, consisting of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 portraits, is made by a photography student or a photographer who has graduated from a Dutch photography academy. Self-taught Dutch professionals and internationals who have worked in the Netherlands for a longer period of time can also submit their work. All entrants within this category have been working professionally in photography for five years or less. Or are younger than 30 at the time of submission. The series has been made between 17 May 2021 – 30 June 2022. One portrait from this series may be created earlier in 2021.

Judging criteria

Only portraits made between 17 May 2021 - 30 June 2022 are judged.

Dutch National Portrait Gallery

For the past few years we’ve been making online productions and exhibitions at museums and other lo-cations, with work from private, corporate and museum collections. Since September 2021, you can visit our tiny exhibition space at the Marineterrein in Amsterdam: Portrait Gallery Studio. Here, we will con-tinue to investigate how portraiture can contribute to the recognition and appreciation of all people – without judgment. We hope to contribute to a society in which people, who instead of trying to confirm their own beliefs, appreciate and understand each other’s differences and stories.
The Dutch National Portrait Gallery and Rabobank award the Rabo Photographic Portrait Prize and Rabo Photographic Portrait Talent to draw attention to the broad tradition of Dutch portraiture in photography.

Timeline

Call for entries open
1 June 2022
Submission deadline
30 June 2022
shortlist announcement
2 November 2022
winners announcement
30 November 2022

Requirements

Profile

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    First name

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    Last name

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    Gender

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    Birthday

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    Address

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    Country of residence

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    Nationality

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    Biography with up to 1500 characters

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    CV with up to 2000 characters (or PDF file)

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    Phone

Upload

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    1 to 3 files per submission

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    Allowed file types: JPG

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    At least 6000px on the long edge

Descriptions

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    Image location

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    Image creation date must be between May 17, 2021 and Jun 30, 2022

All previous winners

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Jurors

  • Verily Klaassen - Head of Art Affairs, Rabobank Netherlands - Chairman
  • Erik Vroons - Chief Editor GUP Magazine and freelance curator & writer
  • Guinevere Ras - Curator Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam
  • Martijn van de Griendt - Winner Rabo Photographic Portrait Prize 2021
  • Philippien Noordam - Senior Art Advisor/Curator at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Sybren Kuiper - Graphic designer

FAQs

I'm not a Dutch photographer or not working in the Netherlands, can I submit?

Portraits should be made by a Dutch professional photographer or an international photographer who has worked in the Netherlands for a longer period of time.

Can I submit for Rabo Photographic Portrait Prize and Talent?

No, you can only send in work in one category.

Do I submit for Rabo Photographic Portrait Prize or Talent?

You can only send in work in one category.

All entrants who have not been working professionally in photography for more than five years, or are younger than 30 at the time of submission should send in a portrait series in the Talent category.

My portraits are not made between 17 May 2021 - 30 June 2022, could I send them in?

  • Answer regarding Rabo Photographic Portrait Prize: No, each portrait should be made in this period.

  • Answer portrait series Rabo Photographic Portrait Talent: The series has been made between 17 May 2021 - 30 June 2022. One portrait from this series may be created earlier in 2021.
Open
until
30 June 2022
9:59 PM

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