Today we are announcing a major international photography award with a first prize of $10,000. The award is a collaboration between Source and the Cord prize, which started in 2013. The aim of the prize is to discover new work and the first prize winner will be published in Source in November.
We are pleased to be working with Cord because the first edition of the Prize last year was notably well run and shortlisted a number of artists whose work we have been pleased to publish in recent years, including that of the winner, Eva Stenram. The emphasis this year is on an international perspective. Of the four judges that will be looking at the submitted work one is from Germany, Stefanie Grebe and one from Japan, Mariko Takeuchi. They will join Kate Bush (formerly of The Photographers' Gallery and Barbican Art Galleries) and Source editor John Duncan in selecting a shortlist of 25 photographers including the first prize of $10,000, a second prize of $1,000 and a third prize of $500.
To give some idea of the perspective of the judges we have conducted interviews with all four of them which we will publish here over the coming weeks. In the mean time you can find out all the relevant information about submitting to the prize on our dedicated Source-Cord Prize page or on the parallel Cord Prize site. We hope many of you will take part.