Call For Submissions: Solas Photography Prize 2015

Ireland – 

The Solas Photography Prize is collaboration between Source Magazine and the Gallery of Photography Ireland. It is open to all photographers Internationally. First prize $10,000, second prize of $1,000 and third prize of $500. The Winners’ work will be shown in The Solas Awards Exhibition at Gallery of Photography Ireland in December 2015 and published in Source Magazine with specially-commissioned essays.

Additionally, twenty-five artists will be selected for online exhibition on the Solas website. Everyone submitting will receive a free one-year digital subscription to Source Magazine. An international panel of five judges will select the winners.

The deadline for submissions is 19th July 2015.


Register and submit images online there is a $30 entry fee for the award.

Submit up to 12 images that do not have to be a single project.

We also require a short introductory text. See below for more information on the submission process.

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The aim of the Solas Prize is to discover new work. All photographic processes are welcome and submissions are invited from artists for whom photography is their whole or partial practice. Applications should be accompanied by a short text of up to 400 words introducing the work you are submitting. This text must be in English (the common language for the judges) but please note, we wish to encourage submissions from photographers for whom English is not their first language. The text is to help the judges, it will not be judged for the quality of its written English.


Since 2011, Natasha Egan has served as the executive director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago USA (MoCP).

Frits Gierstberg is the Chief Exhibitions Curator at Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam. He was Extraordinary Professor of Photography at the Erasmus University Rotterdam from 2006 to 2010.

In 1983 Herman Seidl joined the FOTOHOF collective in Salzburg, the most important gallery, library and publishing house for contemporary photography in Austria. Since then he has curated and organised numerous exhibitions and photo books.

John Duncan has been one of the editors of Source since 1994 and is based in the United Kingdom. He studied documentary photography with David Hurn from Magnum at Newport College Wales and Fine Art Photography with Thomas Joshua Cooper at Glasgow School of Art. He continues to make his own photographs and his book Bonfires was published by Steidl in 2008.

Tanya Kiang has been the Director of the Gallery of Photography in Ireland since 1998. Prior to that she was Editor of Circa Art Magazine. She has curated exhibitions by many leading contemporary photographers, and is a regular reviewer at international photofestivals.

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Feature Image – Andrea Grützner (Germany)


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