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C/O Berlin

Non-profit organization
The 2011 Vattenfall Photo Prize Call for Submissions
  Narrative series on the theme of cooperation by aspiring photographers and photo designers up to age of 35 for the Vattenfall Photo Prize 2011

Applications until 20. August 2011

No one gets through life alone. In nature, cooperation takes innumerable forms-from the links between amino acids to the colonies created by ants. Human beings, too, cooperate both on a direct personal level and in larger social systems such as clubs, companies, and states. But what are the preconditions for cooperation, and what benefits do these associations produce? What different forms of synergies exist? And how can collective action be represented in visual terms? Young photographers are invited to offer their own interpretation of cooperation as a theme as well as to present a metaphorical rendering.

Contexts for the presentation of classic documentary photojournalism have been declining over the last decade with the digitization and restructuring of the print media market. It has become almost impossible for young photographers today to shoot their own stories and find venues to publish them. With the Vattenfall Photo Prize, C/O Berlin and Vattenfall intend to support narrative photography and to present talented young photographers to a broad audience. The winners will not only receive prize money but also have their work shown in a solo exhibition at C/O Berlin in October 2011. With a total of 27,000 euros in prize money, the Vattenfall Photo Prize is one of the most generous awards for emerging photographers in Germany: the first prize is 10,000 euros, the second prize is 8,000 euros, and the third prize is 6,000 euros. There is also a 3,000 euro special prize for the best individual photograph.

Entries will be judged by a professional jury. Ingo Taubhorn, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Stephan Erfurt, C/O Berlin, Robert Lebeck, photographer, Rainer Knauber, Vattenfall Europe AG, and Hanna Marie Ebert, Curator of the Vattenfall Collection will select the three strongest bodies of work from the entries submitted.

The Vattenfall Photo Prize is successfully entering its third year. Vattenfall is Europe's fifth-largest producer of power and largest producer of heat. Social engagement is an essential component of Vattenfall's corporate philosophy. Through its commitment to the promotion of culture, Vattenfall recognizes outstanding artistic accomplishments by individual artists and art projects, ranging from public sector initiatives to film and literature festivals.

Further details and the conditions for participation can be found at

The 2011 Vattenfall Photo Prize
Call for Submissions

Topic Cooperation
Applicants Photographers and photo designers currently studying or working, up to the age of 35

Submission materials Completed cover form
Series of eight to ten unframed photographs
Commentary on the photographs
Résumé with details on education/studies and publications

Conditions for participation and application form at

Deadline for submissions until 20 August, 2011
All submissions must be received (not just postmarked).

Organizer Vattenfall
C/O Berlin, International Forum for Visual Dialogues

Submission to Vattenfall Europe AG
"Vattenfall Fotopreis 2011"
Chausseestraße 23 . 10115 Berlin

Contact . Phone 030.28 44 41 60
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