Danny Wilson Memorial Award 2016

(Image: Alexandra Lethbridge, DWMA Winner 2014)

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.

There are three winning categories for the award. 

Professionals' Choice Prize 

The best emerging or early career photographer exhibiting as part of BPF2016 will be selected by the following panel of judges:

Mariama Attah (Programme Curator, Photoworks)
Kate O’Neill (Partnerships & Marketing
Manager, Metro Imaging)
Anne Williams (Programme Director for Photography, LCC)
Karin Andreasson (Picture Editor, Features, The Guardian)
Federica Chiocchetti (Curator, Critic & Editor)


£500 cash
£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 BPF18
Free 1/2 page advert in BPF18 festival brochure
Free submission to OPEN18

Trainee Curators' Choice Prize

Selected by the BPF16 Trainee Curators:

Sarah French, Jamila Prowse, Ruby Rees-Sheridan


Portfolio reviews with 2 x BPF Board members
Photoworks online showcase
Artist's page on BPF website
Free 1/2 page advert in BPF18 festival brochure
Free submission to OPEN18

People's Choice Prize
Vote for your favourite photographer HERE


Portfolio review with a BPF Board member
Artist's page on BPF website
Free 1/2 page advert in BPF18 festival brochure
Free submission to OPEN18

The winning photographers will be presented with their prizes at an award ceremony as part of the BPF16 closing event on 30th October.

Submission details
To submit your work for consideration for the Professionals' Choice and the Trainee Curators' Choice please email the following information and material to chloe@photofringe.org.
Name / Email address / Telephone number / Title of exhibition / Venue / Dates
5 x images (exhibited work only) / Supporting statement (approx 200 words) / CV

Deadline: 5pm, Monday 26th September

N.B. To be eligible for the Professionals' Choice and the Trainee Curators' Choice you must be an emerging or early career photographer. All photographers exhibiting as part of BPF16 are automatically entered into the People's Choice.

The Danny Wilson Memorial Award is sponsored by BPF16 official print partner Metro Imaging, Photoworks, London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London and Brighton Photo Fringe.

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