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OD Photo Prize 2022

After the success of last year, the OD Photo Prize returns for its second edition. This prize is an exciting open call for emerging artists working within the first ten years of their practice, founded by Open Doors Gallery. For many years, OD has discovered and showcased artists working across all genres of contemporary photography. This prize is an extension of that philosophy, which looks to nurture long-term relationships with artists globally.

The finalists will participate in a winter group exhibition with Open Doors Gallery in London to celebrate their talent and work. Selected finalists are also eligible for a variety of prizes chosen by our panel of influential experts in the field of photography.

Founded in 2017, Open Doors Gallery is a global platform for contemporary photographic artists. The gallery aims to give the world's best emerging talent an opportunity to reach new audiences, and works with a broad range of artists. Open Doors has a strong presence online (@odtakeovers & @odprintsales) choosing to showcase a wide variety of styles from within and beyond our family of represented artists.




Artists selected for the OD Photo Prize 2022 will participate in a group exhibition hosted by Open Doors Gallery in London, November, 2022. They will exhibit alongside established artists from the Open Doors Gallery roster, and gain exposure to a substantial number of visual arts professionals and the media.

In addition, the Judges will award the following prizes:

The Grand Prize Winner will receive £500 cash prize supported by Open Doors Gallery, £500 print credit supported by Metro Imaging, £500 credit supported by MPB and mentorship through Open Doors Gallery.

2 x Runners-Up will receive mentorship through Open Doors Gallery.

A selected finalist will receive the Metro Imaging Mentorship Award. This is a tailored mentorship programme designed to support the awarded artist through any aspect of their career development with ongoing 1:1 consultations with Professor Steven Macleod, Creative Director at Metro Imaging.

Juror's Choice Awards will be awarded individually by our judges: Tim Clark (Director of 1000 Words Magazine, editor & curator), Cécile Poimboeuf-Koizumi (Publisher, Chose Commune), Professor Steven Macleod (Creative Director, Metro Imaging), Efrem Zeloney Mindell
(Publisher, curator, podcaster), Bill Shapiro (ex-Editor-in-Chief at LIFE Magazine, writer), Bindi Vora (Curator at Autograph Gallery, artist, lecturer). Artists selected will receive a dedicated text by their respective Juror published on our website.


OD Photo Prize 2022 is open internationally to all artists working with photography. The selection process for the prize is based on a body of work, and is judged on the excellence, context and quality of the work submitted. Artists must be 18+ and working within the first ten years of their practice. There are no geographical or residential restrictions. We greatly encourage submissions from artists working across all forms of photographic art: this includes, but is not limited to, storytelling, narrative, social documentary, construction, archival, conceptual or theoretical practices. Submissions must be photographic or lens-based but can incorporate other art forms (i.e. performance, collage, painting, sculpture, music, literature etc), and may result in unique artworks.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

All work remains the sole copyright of the entrant. Photographs and documentation of your entry may appear in Open Doors Gallery press and third-party documentation of OD Photo Prize 2022, with the appropriate credit.


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