Previous Winners of the BJP International Photography Award have gone on to achieve global success and recognition. The industry exposure generated through the award has meant that the photographers involved have grown to become some of the most respected names in the industry. This is made possible through the opportunities winning the award provides, a solo show, extensive media coverage, and features both in print and on BJP-Online.
See what some of our past winners have to say about their experience.
This year, it could be you.
“Winning the BJP IPA was a huge step in my career. It is a seal of approval that has raised my profile in a really big way, bringing huge exposure to my work. I am incredibly proud of it and it has given me the confidence and impetus to push my work further.”
– Daniel Castro Garcia, Winner BJP IPA 2017
Daniel Castro Garcia won the BJP’s International Photography Award 2017, with Foreigner: Migration into Europe 2015-2016, a series depicting migrants caught up in the European refugee crisis. Working collaboratively with Thomas Saxby as John Radcliffe Studio, Garcia has produced two publications around the project. Since winning the University College London graduate has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including being awarded the Magnum Foundation Fund earlier this year. danielcastrogarcia.com
“Winning the IPA is an amazing opportunity for us and it makes us immensely proud. We are following in the footsteps of some extremely talented photographers and we have seen for ourselves the impact winning has had on their careers.”
– Sara, Peter & Tobias, Winner BJP IPA 2018
Copenhagen-based photographers Sara Galbiati, Peter Eriksen and Tobias Markussen won the 2018 BJP International Photography Award with their series The Merge – an in-depth investigation into artificial intelligence and robotics, which aims to explore and visually interpret the possibility that we are living inside a simulation. They met while attending the Fatamorgana School of Photography in Denmark, where they now share a studio. They made a name for themselves with their first project and photobook, Phenomena, in 2015. This debut project, an anthropological study of UFOs and extraterrestrials, was exhibited in 2016 at Les Rencontres d’Arles and nominated for Prix de la Photo Figaro.
“I’ve been busy since winning the IPA. I haven’t had to reach out to anyone. Everything I’m doing now has flown directly from the exposure I got from winning that exhibition.”
– Juno Calypso, Series Winner BJP IPA 2016
Juno Calypso won the Series Award at the 2016 BJP International Photography Awards for her project Joyce, a collection of performative self-portraits that reflect on “modern rituals of seduction and the laboured construction of femininity.” Since winning the BJP IPA, Calypso has gone on to win the 2016 Foam Talent Award and exhibited in numerous exhibitions internationally, including shows in New York, South Korea, Mexico, Canada, Europe, and China. Her video work has been screened at Somerset House, Tate Modern, Saatchi Gallery, and Musée de l’Elysée. junocalypso.com
“Since winning the IPA award, I have been nominated for the ING Unseen Talent Award, and also Foam Talent in Amsterdam. These nominations came from being able to gain a huge amount of exposure for my work through the award.”
– Felicity Hammond, Single Image Winner BJP IPA 2016
Felicity Hammond was awarded the Single Image Award for Restore to Factory Settings, a large scale photographic collage C-type print. Hammond’s image explores social, economic and technological evolutions in London; a cityscape once defined by factories and industrial structures, now given over to the incredible demand for residential and office spaces. The Royal College of Art graduate has worked with major institutions including Tate Modern, The Whitechapel Gallery, The Photographer’s Gallery and The Saatchi Gallery, and her work is held in international collections. felicityhammond.com
“Winning such an award has come at a great time, there’s growing interest in my practice and it’s really important I can make the right connections, so I’m very pleased to have been given the opportunity.”
– Dominic Hagwood, Series Winner BJP IPA 2014
Dominic Hawgood won the series category with Under the Influence which explores the blurring of boundaries between fact and fiction, the real and the fake, transforming or subverting what we understand through images and iconography, questioning what we see at face value. Following his success at BJP IPA 2015, Hawgood has exhibited internationally and been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards, including the UNSEEN ING Talent Award, Magnum and Photo London’s Graduate Photographers Award and the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize. dominichawgood.com
Chloe Dewe Mathews impressed the judges with a project called Caspian, a look at crude oil-dominated life around the Caspian Sea. Dewe Mathews is represented by Panos Pictures and has thirteen solo exhibitions to her name, as well as having been featured in numerous group shows. Since her success in BJP IPA 2011, Mathews has been nominated for, and received, countless awards and fellowships, most recently the Royal Photographic Society Vic Odden Award. chloedewemathews.com
Calls to BJP IPA 2019 are now closed