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Danny Wilson Memorial Award

About

The Danny Wilson Memorial Award was established to commemorate the life and work of the late director of the Brighton Photo Fringe, Danny Wilson. Danny passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in April 2008 after helping to establish Brighton Photo Fringe as the largest and most successful photography event of its kind in the UK.

The criteria for the award were chosen to reflect Danny's professional life and therefore the winner is the best emerging or early career photographer exhibiting as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe.

The winning photographers will be presented with their prizes at an award ceremony as part of the BPF14 closing event.

The Danny Wilson Memorial Award is sponsored by BPF14 official print partner Metro Imaging, Photoworks, LCC and Brighton Photo Fringe.

Danny Wilson Memorial Award 2014

This year we are offering three prizes.

Professionals' Choice:

Selected by:
• Mariama Attah (Programme Curator, Photoworks)
• Fariba Farshad (Director, Candlestar)
• Steve Macleod (Director, Metro Imaging)
• Aaron Schuman (Photographer and Senior Lecturer University of Brighton) and
• Anne Williams (Programme Director for Photography, LCC)

Prize:
£500 cash prize
£500 print credit and mentoring at Metro Imaging
Photoworks online showcase
Mentoring sessions with BPF Board members
Artist's page on BPF website
Artist's talk event during BPF16
Free 1/2 page advert in BPF16 festival brochure
Free submission to OPEN15

Trainee Curators' Choice:

Selected by our three trainee curators:
Clare Bennett, Edwin Coomasaru and Ali Farmer.

Prize:
Portfolio review with Trainee Curators
Portfolio review with BPF Board member
Photoworks online showcase
Artist's page on BPF website
Free 1/2 page advert in BPF16 festival brochure
Free submission to OPEN15

For further details on how to submit your work for consideration for the Professionals' Choice and the Trainee Curators' Choice click here:
DWMA 2014 submission details
Deadline: Monday 22nd September, 5pm.
Email your submission to: dwma@photofringe.org

Eligibility: You must be an emerging or early career photographer and your exhibition must be viewable on either the first or third weekend of the festival.

People's Choice:

Selected by the visiting public.
YOU CAN VOTE ONLINE HERE FROM 4TH OCTOBER

Prize:
Portfolio review with BPF Board member
Artist's page on BPF website
Free 1/2 page advert in BPF16 festival brochure
Free submission to OPEN15

Eligibility: All photographers exhibiting as part of BPF14 are automatically entered into the People's Choice. The only exceptions are OPEN14 at The Regency Town House and Assembly at Phoenix Brighton.

Previous winners

2008, Lisa Barnard for her exhibition Virtual Iraq

2010, Stephen King for his exhibition Lewis's Fifth Floor: A Department Story

2012, Joan Alexander for her exhibition Shadow Dial Studies