PHOTO IS:RAEL is happy to launch the 4th Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography 2019.
The Meitar Award for Excellence in photography, a collaboration between PHOTO IS:RAEL and the Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund, will be awarded for the fourth time this year for a body of work that demonstrates excellence in the field of photography.
An independent jury will select 20 finalists who will be showcased in a group exhibition at the International Photography Festival in November 2019 in Tel-Aviv. All works will be judged anonymously based on their originality and quality.
The jury will choose the body of work that in their opinion has the potential to form a part of an upcoming solo exhibition.
The award winner will be announced in November during the festival and will receive a $14,000 grant, composed of a personal grant of $2,500 and production of a solo exhibition that will be part of the 2020 International Photography Festival.
Early registration for Meitar Award: 26.6.2019-15.7.2019 – $42.00 registration fee.
Late registration for Meitar Award: 16.7.2019-31.7.2019 – $54.00 registration fee.
Applicants are responsible for determining the start and closing time of the competition in their time zone (insofar as they are outside the State of Israel).
The shortlist of artists whose works will be featured in the 7th International Photography Festival will be announced during October 2019.
The Meitar Award winner will be announced during the International Photography Festival – November 2019.
Panel of Judges
David Adika, Photographer and Head of the Photography Department at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem.
Nathalie Herschdorfer, curator and art historian specializing in the history of photography, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Le Locle, Switzerland
Mirjam Kooiman, Art historian, writer, and curator at Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam
Laura Letinsky, Artist and Professor, University of Chicago, Department of Visual Arts
Dafna Meitar-Nechmad, The Zvi and Ofra Meitar Foundation
Doron Rabina, Chief Curator, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Moshe Rosenzweig, OAM, Founder and Artistic Director, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia
Rivka Saker, Chairman Sotheby’s Israel, Founder and board chair of Artis
Marta Weiss, Senior Photography Curator, the Victoria & Albert Museum, London
An independent jury will select 20 photographers for the shortlist. These photographers will be showcased in a group exhibition at the International Photography Festival in November 2019 in Tel Aviv. All works will be judged anonymously based on their originality and quality.
The jury will choose the winner who submitted a body of work which in their opinion has the potential to form a part of an upcoming solo exhibition. The winner will receive a grant of $14,000, as well as a solo exhibition at the International Photography Festival in Tel Aviv, 2020. The grant includes prize money of $2,500, yearlong cooperation with a professional curator and the production of a solo exhibition at the 2020 International Photography Festival.