Cover image: Renders of the FotoNostrum Gallery, the new physical exhibition space of the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards to be open this October 7 hosting the exhibition of the winners of the 13th Pollux Awards and the 13th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers.
CURRENT CALLS FOR ENTRY:
BOTH AWARDS ARE NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS. IN BOTH AWARDS THE WINNERS WILL GET:
Fully-paid Solo Exhibition: The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards will organize a solo exhibition for each of the overall Winners (Pro and Non Pro) of the 14th JMCA and POLUX AWARDS taking care of all exhibition expenses, including printing and framing of up to 20 photographs each. The exhibition will be held in the FotoNostrum Gallery in Barcelona on March 2020. A curator designed by The Gala Award will assist the Winners in the selection of the work to be exhibited and will take care of the exhibition setup.
Travel & Lodging honoraries: The overall winners in the Pro and Non Pro sections of both Awards will receive -on top of the fully-paid solo exhibition- US$1,500 each to cover travel and lodging expenses to attend the opening reception.
Gallery Representation: The overall winners of both Awards (Pro and Non-Pro) will be offered a consignation representation contract for 18 initial months with the gallery FotoNostrum.
Exposure in Artsy: Represented artists will be exhibited online for sale in Artsy. Artsy partners with over 2,500 galleries, 800 museums and institutions, and 60 international art fairs, who also publish work on the site, providing collectors and enthusiasts a central resource to learn about and purchase artwork from anywhere in the world. On average, Artsy attracts 2.5 million unique visitors each month. In 2018, it was the top-ranking art marketplace on Google with visitors from more than 160 countries.
Collective exhibition of category winners and category honorable mentions: The Jurors will also select, in both Pro and Non-Pro Sections of both Awards, runners up and honorable mentions, as well as a shortlist of finalists. All these selected photographers will be invited to exhibit (with the category winners) in a collective exhibition in a space contiguous to the solo exhibition of the two the overall winners. In the collective exhibition, the exhibition organization and venue costs will be borne by The Gala Awards, while the exhibitors will be charged for printing and framing as well as setup costs (hanging, labelling, and insurance) in the amount of $280, approximately, per piece. To participate in the exhibition artists will have to be able to submit high resolution files of 300dpi suitable for fine art printing.
Images of all awardees (Winners, Runner Ups, Honorable Mentions, and Finalists) will be exhibited online in The Gala Awards' website and in the FotoNostrum website (work in progress) during a minimum of two years.
JURORS: Pollux Awards are juried by Ken Light, US (Documentary Photographer and Professor of the Graduate School of PhotoJournalism, UC Berkeley); Simon Bainbridge, UK (Editor Director, British Journal of Photography), and Yoav Friedländer with Dana Stirling, Israel (Publishers and Editors of Float Photo Magazine). Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers is juried by Elizabeth Avedon, US (Independent Curator and Photo Editor), Rebecca Robertson (Editor, PDN), and Analy Werbin (Curator, Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography).
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NEXT EXHIBITION: AWARDED WORKS OF THE 13th JULIA MARGARET CAMERON AWARD AND THE 13TH POLLUX AWARD, OCTOBER 7 TO OCTOBER 27, 2019 - FOTONOSTRUM GALLERY, BARCELONA, SPAIN
the photography gala awards will open its own gallery on october 7, 2019 in the Eixample of Barcelona. 10,000 sq feet dedicated to photography appraisal
Behind these two doors, a space of 1,000 square meters is being refurnished to host FotoNostrum Gallery, a gallery managed by The Photography Gala Awards and hosting The House of Mediterranean Photography, an ambitious project we have been planning for over three years and that now is finally becoming real. It will be also the house for both established and emerging photographers worldwide, and specially a place where exhibition dreams can and will get real.
Large halls with high ceilings are being transformed in FotoNostrum, the largest private art gallery of Spain, fully dedicated to Photography. It will be inaugurated with the opening of the 13th JMCA and Pollux Exhibitions on October 7, 2019. As you read these news, a team is working at full speed to convert an old bathroom and kitchen supplies warehouse into a contemporary art gallery.
And this is what you will see on October 7, 2019; (from left to right: Facade, Main Entrance (right of the facade); Store and Meeting Entrance (left side of the facade):