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Embrace creative freedom with this year’s Bird in Flight Prize

Embrace creative freedom with this year’s Bird in Flight Prize

12 July 2018

Photographers who push the boundaries of visual art are being called to apply for the 2018 Bird in Flight Prize.

With a global jury of photographers, publishers and curators, the award wants to support artists who discover new methods of visual storytelling. That means no time constraints, no themes, no limits to the number of projects you can submit and a free range when it comes to image editing and mixing.

“Photographers and artists often agree to play by the rules of big media and professional institutions,” says the Bird in Flight team. “As a result, many ideas which don’t stand in line with tradition or accepted norms don’t get the attention they deserve.”

Ten shortlisted projects will be published on the Bird in Flight website, which covers modern visual art in Russian and in English, as well as exhibited by Photo Kyiv between 1-4 November in the Ukrainian capital.

One overall winner will receive a €2,000 ($2,330) cash award, with other prizes including a Panasonic Camera and a rare opportunity to have an in-depth portfolio review from judges Roman Pyatkovka, Maarten Schilt, Hester Keijser and Donald Weber.

For more information, or to submit your entry, visit the Bird in Flight Prize website here.