BJP International Photography Award
Running for over a decade, 1854 Media publisher of British Journal of Photography created BJP International Photography Award to find the best in contemporary photographic talent.
British Journal of Photography and the judging panel, comprised of key industry leaders, aim to award and promote a body of work that has a distinct narrative, and feature images from a compelling project on any topic. The chosen photographer will then be awarded with a solo show in the renowned contemporary art gallery TJ Boulting, based in Fitzrovia, London UK.
BJP International Photography Award has dramatically changed the careers of previous winning and shortlisted photographers. This has been made possible through the opportunities being selected by the judging panel has provided, a solo show, extensive industry exposure, global media coverage, and features both in print and on BJP-Online.
View the full list of opportunities and prizes being involved in BJP International Photography Award provides.
1854 Media & British Journal of Photography
1854 Media is an award-winning digital media organisation with a global audience of photographers, arts lovers and industry experts.
At 1854’s core is British Journal of Photography, the world’s longest running photography title, which has been showcasing pioneers of the art form since 1854. It manifests in a monthly publication that takes an international perspective on contemporary photography, focusing on fine art and documentary, and the cutting edge of editorial and commercial practices. It has also created internationally renowned photography awards – including OpenWalls, Portrait of Britain™, BJP International Photography Award, and our newest award, Portrait of Humanity, all of which aim to discover and promote new talent.
Our visual content agency, Studio 1854, helps brands use the power of photography and video to cultivate and engage larger audiences, through leveraging our relationships with the world’s top photographic influencers and our understanding of the visual content that engages them.
TJ Boulting is a contemporary art gallery based in Fitzrovia, London. Originally opening on Redchurch Street in 2004, TJ Boulting was once known as Trolley Gallery, and built on the reputation of Trolley Books. The gallery and publisher has since made its name working with some of the best documentary photographers in the world. It has gradually developed independently, with the gallery keeping its focus on a diverse group of emerging artists.
BJP International Photography Award aims to find the best in contemporary photographic talent. Through issuing an international open call, photographers from every background and from all over the world are welcome to submit a body of work to be judged by a panel of industry leaders.
We are looking to award a body of work that has a distinct narrative, and feature images from a compelling project on any topic. The winner will receive their own solo show at TJ Boulting, a renowned contemporary art gallery based in Fitzrovia, London UK.
Running for over a decade, BJP IPA has been instrumental in launching the careers of some of the most respected contemporary photographers. Through the award, winning and shortlisted photographer’s have gained career changing international industry exposure, and the opportunity to be celebrated and acknowledged by the photographic community.
“I’ve been busy since winning the IPA. I haven’t had to reach out to anyone. Everything I’m doing now has flown directly from the exposure I got from winning that exhibition.”
– Juno Calypso, Winner BJP IPA 2016
“Winning the IPA is an amazing opportunity for us and it makes us immensely proud. We are following in the footsteps of some extremely talented photographers and we have seen for ourselves the impact winning has had on their careers.”
– Sara, Peter & Tobias, Winner BJP IPA 2018
The deadline for applications is 20 December 2018 – 4pm GMT
Your own solo show at TJ Boulting Gallery in London, UK
Up to £5000 production grant for solo show
4-page supplement in British Journal of Photography
Travel & accommodation to London to attend the opening of your solo show
5 year print subscription to British Journal of Photography
One face-to-face portfolio review with a BJP editor
International press coverage
2nd and 3rd place:
2-page supplement in British Journal of Photography for each place
3 year print subscription to British Journal of Photography
One online portfolio review with a BJP editor
International press coverage