Call for Nominations: Ann Lesley BarTur Photo Award for Women Photographers

The call for entries for the first Ann Lesley BarTur Photo Award is now open with a closing deadline of May 31. Supported by LEICA Fotografie International and the BarTur Photo Award, the award aims to celebrate women photographers creating exceptional work and to amplify their perspectives and experiences on the international stage. Registrations are open to anyone who identifies as female, non-binary or gay.

© Ingeborg Everaerd. Busqueda.

The competition theme for 2022 is (Vision of the) Future. Entrants are required to include a brief description of their work, giving it the context that ultimately explains what the future looks like for them. Whether personally or politically, globally or locally, the Ann Lesley BarTur Photo Award wants to see how women photographers see the future.

The winners will share a prize pool of USD 20,000 as well as equipment loans from Leica Fotografie International. The BarTur Photo Award also provides winners with mentorship and exposure across Europe.


Amnon BarTur, Founder, BarTur Photo Award

· Carol Körting, Photo Editor, LEICA Fotografie International

· Fu Xin, gallery owner and artistic advisor

· Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, artistic director and chief representative of LEICA Galleries International (Austria)

· Katharina Mouratidi, artistic director of f³ – freiraum für fotografie

Monica Alcazar-Duarte, Photographer

Natalie Brett, former Vocational Vice-Chancellor and Head of Colleges, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London

Simon Roberts, photographer

Follow this link for more information and to participate.

© Natalia Ershova, Journey to the Edge of the Room.
© Natalia Ershova. Journey to the Edge of the Room.

About the price

The Ann Lesley BarTur Photo Award is named in honor of Ann Lesley, late wife and mother of founders Amnon and Armon Bar-Tur. As a female artist in London and New York in the 1970s-1980s, she often faced gender discrimination and unequal access to opportunity. The award is dedicated to her memory and to all female photographers past and present who have yet to receive the access and recognition they deserve.

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