Renaissance Photography Competition for Charity
UK- London | Jan 19 2012 | (01:06:19 - EDT)
The Renaissance Photography Prize is an international photography competition which raises money to support younger women with breast cancer. Fionna Gifford founded the competition in 2007 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 34 and she is delighted that, four years on, it has become an established fixture in the photography world.
By entering, artists get the chance to have their work judged by some of the top names in photography, be exhibited in the prestigious Mall Galleries in the heart of London and win over £8,000 ($12,000) worth of prizes.
But they'll also be donating to breast cancer as all of the entry fees are donated to the Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care. Renaissance is run entirely by volunteers. Every penny goes to charity. Everyone gives their time and expertise for free which has allowed Renaissance to raise over £150,000 so far. The deadline is February 24, 2012 for this year's competition.
Categories offered are:
Mary McCartney - portrait and fashion photographer
Brett Rogers - director of The Photographers' Gallery
Michael Hoppen - photographer and owner of Michael Hoppen Gallery, London
Brigitte Lardinois - senior research fellow at LCC and editor of Magnum Magnum
Renaissance prize - £3,000 awarded to overall winner
Calumet prize for best film entry - camera equipment worth £1,000
Five category prizes - £500 best in category
Exhibition - 100 finalists will be given a one week exhibition in Central London and be able to sell their work
[Information and images courtesy: RenaissancePhotography.org]
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