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5th Visible White Photography Prize 2016 – Skin

The Visible White photography prize is seeking for artworks and projects for 2016, for its 5th edition themed “Skin“.

The theme can be approached from different perspectives. Look at skin to reflect on issues of identity, gender, class, ethnicity, race, ecology, politics, and technology, by addressing desire, trauma, ego, aging, torture, submission, multi-sensoriality, self-injury, tattoos, the different contours of sexuality, nanotechnology, implants, disease, contamination and contagion. All these issues in the context of varied geopolitical tensions, economy, sustainability and digital culture (from connectivity to gaming and mobile media).

A total of 5,000 Euro are available in prizes, of which 2,500 Euro are reserved for the best project. The best Runner-up Project and Single Work will also be awarded. The two winning projects and the winning single work will be announced on 14 May 2016 at the opening of the Visible White 2016 exhibition, with the final exhibition being held at the FSM Gallery in Florence, Italy, from 14 May to 6 June 2016.

The competition is open for photographs and projects which:

  • Deliver new angles of vision and understanding to the chosen theme
  • Reflect contemporary ways in which images of people, ideas and places are created
  • Show discipline and personal style
  • Contain strong reference systems
  • Use conceptual or descriptive interpretations to shed new light on the chosen theme
  • Push the boundaries of the media

Visible White is a photography prize founded in 2012 by Celeste Network and Fondazione Studio Marangoni to support international photographers and artists who engage, creatively, with what is moving personal, social and political issues today.

Visible White 2016 Competition Entry Fees

Single works cost 20 Euro per entry and projects, 70 Euro per entry. Discounts are available for additional submissions.