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. Following the festival in Tel-Aviv, the finalists’ exhibition will travel to another festival in the world.
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.
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, a yearlong cooperation with a professional curator and the production of a solo exhibition at the 2020 International Photography Festival.
Senior Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Art historian, writer and Curator at Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam
Chief Curator, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Director MBAL Museum of Fine Arts Le Locle, Switzerland
Chairman of Sotheby's Israel, Founder and board chair of ARTIS
Artist and Professor, University of Chicago, Department of Visual Arts
Photographer and head of the Photography Department at Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem
OAM, Founder and Artistic Director, Head On Photo Festival Sydney, Australia
Dafna Meitar Nechmad
The Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund
The winner of the 2018 Meitar Award
Series Name:Jugaad – Of Intimacy and Love