Photographers are invited to bid for a £5,000 commission to document the untold stories of fracking in the UK.
The prize is offered by the world’s longest-running photography publication, the British Journal of Photography. The initiative is sponsored by the renewable energy company, Ecotricity.
The winner will receive a £5,000 project grant to produce a series of photographs designed to stand as a visual record of the fracking process in the UK. Travel and accommodation expenses will also be covered.
The British Journal of Photography (BJP) said the series would receive extensive coverage on its website, including three dedicated features.
The project period will last six weeks from mid-August to the end of September 2018.
The BJP said:
“During this time, the selected photographer will have the freedom to structure the commission as they see fit. They may choose to travel around the UK or remain in one location. This flexibility will allow for the series to evolve in line with the practitioner’s experience on the ground.”
The BJP added that the commission, called Fractured Stories,
“offers a unique opportunity for the winning photographer to develop their own creative approach to documenting fracking in the UK. Looking beyond the headlines, the series should approach the subject from a new perspective.”
The commission is now open for entries and the deadline for submissions is 11.59 on Tuesday 10 July 2018.
Photographers who want to enter are asked to submit up to 10 images. There is no restriction on when the work was produced. The competition is free to enter and open to anyone in the world aged over 18. Competition guidelines
The BJP is a monthly publication for professional and serious enthusiast photographers. It dates back to the 1860s.
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