PHOTO IS:RAEL is happy to launch the open call for the Meitar Award 2019.
The Meitar Award is an international prize awarded for excellence in the field of photography, an initiative of PHOTO IS:RAEL and the Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund. By submitting your work, you will have the opportunity to showcase it to a world-class jury, and have the chance to win a grant of $14,000 that includes a one-year long cooperation with a curator and a solo exhibition.
The jury, compiled of internationally renowned professionals, will select a shortlist of 20 finalists whose works will be presented in a group exhibition at the Israel Photography Festival in Tel Aviv during the month of November 2018.
The prize will be awarded for the third consecutive year. We are also happy to announce our recent upcoming cooperation with Head On Photography Festival in Sydney, Australia. Following the finalists’ exhibition at the International Photography Festival in Tel-Aviv in November 2018, the exhibition will move to Head On in Sydney where it will be exhibited in May 2019.
All the submitted works will be judged anonymously according to their originality and quality.
An independent jury will select 20 photographers for the shortlist. These photographers will be showcased in a group exhibition at the Israel Photography Festival in November 2018 and at Head On Photography Festival in Sydney Australia in May 2019. All works will be judged anonymously based on their originality and quality.
The jury will select the winner of the Meitar Award 2018 from the shortlist. The winner will receive a grant of $14,000, as well as a solo exhibition at the Israel Photography Festival 2019. The grant includes prize money, a yearlong cooperation with a professional curator and the production of a solo exhibition at the 2019 International Photography Festival.
Chief Photography Curator, The Tel-Aviv Museum of Art
Consulting Curator, International Center of Photography, New York
Photographer, Magnum Correspondent since 1968
Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Curator of Photographs at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Photographer, Managing Director, NOOR, Netherlands
Dr. Noam Gal
Horace and Grace Goldsmith Curator, Noel and Harriette Levine Department of Photography, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Chairman of Sotheby's Israel, Founder and board chair of ARTIS
Photographer and head of the Photography Department at Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem
Dafna Meitar Nechmad
The Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund
The winner of the 2018 Meitar Award
Series Name:Jugaad – Of Intimacy and Love