New East Photo Prize Contest
Shortlist for the New East Photo Prize Contest from The Calvert Journal and Bird In Flight
Between November 4 and December 18, the Calvert 22 Foundation in London will exhibit the works shortlisted for The New East Photo Prize organized with the support of The Calvert Journal and Bird In Flight and aimed to broaden the perception of the social and cultural landscape of the countries of Eastern Europe and the former USSR.
The shortlist features 18 photographers, whose works were selected from over 1000 submissions. The jury includes Donald Weber, the winner of two World Press Photo awards, Roger Tooth, Head of Photography at The Guardian, and Alexander Gronsky, winner of Aperture Portfolio Prize.
The name of the winner was announced during the ceremony in London on the 1st of December. It was Michael Siyarek, a photographer from Poland, and his project “Alexander”. He received the grand prize — publication of a book with his photographs. The grant from Bird in Flight was awarded to Ukrainian photographer Elena Subach — £1 000 to develop her documentary project “Sacrifice”.