A special award celebrating the 10th Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers juried by Analy Werbin, Senior Curator of the Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography

Selected among 720 entries from 42 countries, and after a preselection done by the curatorial team of the Photography Gala Awards, the Juror has awarded works from Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Canada, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, United States, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom, making the following verdict:

(Thumbnails are cropped to the square ratio; click in the first thumbnail in each row to access the full image gallery)

First prize: laura pannack, from London, UK, for her series Purity

runners up:

benedetta ristori, from rome, italy for her series lay off

carol müller, from paris, france, for her series reading women

deepi ahluwalia, from new york, usa, for her series Doyenne: Female force in food

fran forman, from wellfleet, ma, usa, for her series in the shadow

jennifer breuel, form hamburg, germany, for her series Up to here and no further (opuwo, namibia)


leona strassberg steiner, from New Orleans, USA, for her series Aziza and ahuva: a love story was born

leslie sheryll, from jersey city, nj, usa, for her series antidote

marja schwartz, from gmund, germany, for her series the himba women of namibia

rosanne olson, from seattle, usa, for her series mentors and mentees (top) and women's work (bottom)