Migration, Stories of a Journey



Ven, 30/12/2011

Accademia Apulia UK is pleased to announce the opening of submissions for their 2011 Photography Award.
‘Migration, Stories of a Journey’ is aimed at promoting emerging photographers of all nationalities based in the European Union whose work explores the lives and development of migrants worldwide.
The fundamental principle of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”, however whilst for many migration is a positive experience, many others endure human rights violations, exploitation and xenophobia.
The focus of this award is to highlight migrants’ struggle and difficulties as they seek a better life in their adopted country.
Three finalists will be revealed on 10 January 2012 and the winner on 10 Feb 2012. Their works will be showcased in a group exhibition curated by Elisa Canossa at the Royal Horseguards in London. The three finalists will be flown in as guests of Accademia Apulia for two nights. The winner will also receive € 1000 cash prize.
Entries opened on 18th October 2011 and are free. The closing date for entries is 30 December 2011. To enter the competition please visit  www.accademiapulia.org.

1. Each applicant will need to submit a photographic essay consisting of three digital images that explore one of the following:
a) migrants’ struggle and difficulties as they seek a better life in their adopted country.
b) migrants’ accomplishments and contributions as successful members and leaders in their
    adopted country.
2. Images may be digitally enhanced for colour/contrast/brightness, but not manipulated.
3. The works submitted must be unpublished. Applicants must warrant that the photograph they are submitting is their own work and that they own the copyright for it.
4. Each applicant will retain the copyright of their own work.

Launched in October 2008, Accademia Apulia UK is a non-profit organisation based in London, which aims to foster a cultural and professional exchange between communities across Europe. Our commitment to nourishing an international artistic dialogue is reflected in the Accademia Apulia Photography Award – an art prize designed specifically to encourage and celebrate emerging artists.
The project has been sponsored by Belluzzo & Associates, Gattarella Resort, Metro Imaging, Publiglobe, The Royal Horseguards and Terra Vergine.
‘Migration, Stories of a Journey’ has been reported on Italian TV news (Telenorba 24) on 11 November 2011.
The news report is available to view at http://bit.ly/svHXoj

Joy Evans
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