The shortlisted artists for the Palm* Photo Prize 2020 have been announced

Check out the 107 images in the running.

by Ryan White
05 May 2020, 11:57am

Back in March, we announced that the Palm* Photo Prize -- an annual submission-based exhibition for emerging photographers to win financial and gallery support -- would be returning with i-D’s support. Today we’re excited to announce that 108 images have made the final list for the 2020 competition.

"This year I received an overwhelming number of submissions,” founder of Palm* Studios Lola Paprocka says. “It was a real challenge narrowing down the selection as the overall standard was so high.” With over 7000 images to examine -- up from over 3850 submissions in 2019 -- the process took Lola several weeks. “Initially I narrowed it down to about 400-500 of the strongest images. From here I narrow it down further to the final 107 images which will be displayed on the website, promoted on social media and finally exhibited as a big group show at Theprintspace Gallery when it is physically safe to do.”

With so many different backgrounds and perspectives, Lola wanted the final shortlist to be a well rounded selection of work, “that encompasses a large variety of photographic styles and subjects,” whether that be still life, portraiture, fashion, or landscape. Featuring a few familiar names, alongside some entirely new ones, the list is a vibrant, awe-inspiring lesson in telling stories. With photography becoming one of the most vital mediums in the search for hope during the global pandemic, its power has never been stronger.

Shortlisted artists are now in the running to win prizes in the following categories: Judge’s Panel 1st place, Judge’s Panel 2nd place, People’s Choice Award and People’s Choice Instagram Award.

The judging panel will be made up by: Alastair McKimm – Editor-in-Chief at i-D, Karen McQuaid – Senior Curator at The Photographers’ Gallery, Sarah Allen – Assistant Curator at Tate Modern, David Campany – writer, curator, artist and teacher, Jessica Lopez – Photo editor at Polaroid Originals, and Lola Paprocka.

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Rinchen Ato
parker woods
Parker Woods
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Kenichi Nakao
pat martin
Pat Martin
Sofie Kjørum Austlid
Sofie Kjørum Austlid
Bettina Pittaluga
Bettina Pittaluga

Find the full list here.

Palm* Photo Prize is open to photographers working in all disciplines and styles. It’s free to submit and all sales from the prints are going directly back to the photographers. Prizes, include £1000 cash prize supported by Polaroid, vouchers from theprintspace, Labyrinth Photo Lab and Palm* Studios Publishing and Polaroid Cameras + Films.

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