© Ala Tarasova 68 years old. Ethnically Russian, she fled Sukhumi, Abkhazia 17 years ago after her husband and son had been killed in the war. Ever since then she has been living alone in a refugee ca
The first edition of PRISMA Human Rights Photo Contest is organised by The Global Campus of Master’s Programmes and Diplomas in Human Rights and Democratisation in collaboration with Lightbox.
The members of the jury are Rena Effendi, internationally renowned Azerbaijani photographer; Isabel Gattiker, General and Programme Director of the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva; Almir Koldzic, Co- Founder and Co-Director of Counterpoints Arts, organisation comprising creative arts and cultural projects exploring refugee and migrant experiences; Azu Nwagabogu, Director of the Lagos Photo Festival and of the African Artists Foundation; and Alberto Prina, photojournalist and Founder of the Gruppo Fotografico Progetto Immagine and of the Festival of Ethical Photography.
Human Rights Photo Contest
Award Ceremony 11 September 2015
Photo Exhibition 11 September to 11 October 2015
Monastery of San Nicolò, Lido - Venice
Deadline for competition: 6 July 2015
How to apply: submit your photo by registering onhttp://www.prismaphotocontest.com/"
PRISMA was officially launched during the Venice Art Biennale opening with Alfredo Jaar as special guest, at My Art Guides: Venice Meeting Point. The photo contest is open from May 1 and will accept submissions through July 6 2015. Photographers, professional and amateur, from any part of the world are invited to submit their work. The theme of 2015 is “Freedom”.
The selected images will be displayed, along with photographs by the special guest photographer Rena Effendi, in an exhibition in Venice, at the Monastery of San Nicolò, the premises of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) from 11 September 2015, during the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, to the 11 October 2015. The day of the opening of the exhibition will be marked by a special event with talks on the theme “Freedom” and the connection between art, photography, cultural production, media and human rights.
More infos: http://www.prismaphotocontest.com/"