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 sixth time this year for a body of work that demonstrates excellence in the field of photography.
A professional independent jury of leading international professionals will review all shortlisted candidates anonymously and will select a photographer who demonstrates thought, quality, originality, and excellence in photography, as well as the potential to create a comprehensive body of work suitable for a solo exhibition.
The 20 finalists will be showcased in a group exhibition at the International Photography Festival in November 2021 in Tel-Aviv. The award winner will be announced in November during the festival.
Early Registration Opens
Selected artists notified
The 20 finalists will be showcased in a group exhibition at the International Photography Festival in November 2021 in Tel-Aviv.
The winner will be announced in November 2021. The award winner will receive a $14,000 grant, composed of a personal grant of $2,500, curatorial guidance, and the production of a solo exhibition that will be part of the 2022 International Photography Festival.
CEO of World Photography Organisation & Angus Montgomery Arts
Art Director and Chief Representative Leica Galleries International (Austria)
Dr.h.c Avi Sabag
Founder & Director, Musrara, The Naggar School of Art and Society Jerusalem
Curator, photo editor, Secretary of the Capa Grand Prize Hungary
Founder and Artistic Director Photolux Festival in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
Editor-at-large for GUP and Chief editor for the print edition of GUP Magazine
Dafna Meitar Nechmad
The Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund
Chairman of Sotheby's Israel, Founder and board chair of ARTIS
The Winner of the 2020 Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography
Big Fence / Pitcairn Island