Renaissance Photography PrizeRenaissance Photography Prize 2016 logo is an international award that showcases outstanding photography from emerging and established photographers while raising funds to support young women with breast cancer. The annual prize discovers talent and celebrates the best in photography, giving image makers access to new opportunities and a world-wide audience for their work.

With judges from Tate Modern, Foam, the Guardian and many more, entering gives photographers the chance to have their work seen by a panel of some of the industry's most influential photography critics. All finalists will be exhibited at Getty Images Gallery in London, UK.

The competition, now in its ninth edition, opened for submission in March and will accept entries until 14 June 2016.

Renaissance 2016 press imagesThe prize is open to everyone and welcomes submissions from all countries.

Gregory Barker - HOTSHOE Magazine
Emma Bowkett - FT Weekend Magazine
Louise Clements - QUAD and FORMAT
Tom Hind - Getty Images
Marloes Krijnen - FOAM
Chris Littlewood - Flowers Gallery
Shoair Mavlian - Tate Modern
Fiona Shields - The Guardian

Single Image: Earth - Relation - Private
Series category: Open (No theme)

£18 for 1 photograph
£27 for up to 3
£45 for up to 6
£65 for up to 10
More than 10: Price will be calculated
using the above scale to give the best possible discount.
£55 per series (5-8 images + a project statement)


The winners of Renaissance Photography Prize 2015 were announced at the awards ceremony at Getty Images Gallery, London, UK in November last year. From thousands of entries the judges selected 6 strong winners, including the two main prize winners Conor Clarke (Germany) and Juliana Kasumu (UK).

In addition to winning cash prizes, printing from Metro Imaging, mentoring from Getty Images, portfolio reviews, memberships and subscriptions, Renaissance Photography Prize teamed up with HOTSHOE last year to offer an opportunity to a selected photographer to get featured in the magazine. Melissa Dewitt from HOTSHOE announced the selected photographer to be Miho Kajioka.

Renaissance Photography Prize Best Series 2015
Conor Clarke (Germany) with the series 'Scenic Potential'

Conor Clarke RPP 2015 winning imageRPP Prize Best Series 2015 ©Conor Clarke (Germany)

Renaissance Photography Prize Best Single Image 2015
Juliana Kasumu (United Kingdom) with 'Irun Kiko'

Juliana Kasumu Renaissance winning image©Juliana Kasumu, RPP Single Image winner, 2015

See all the winners of 2015 on the website

Renaissance Photography Prize is a not-for-profit organisation and all profit from entry fees is donated to The Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care, UK (registered charity number 1017658). In addition to providing opportunities and exposure for the selected photographers each year, the prize donates thousands of pounds to charity. To date, the prize has raised well over a quarter of a million for the cause.

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