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Fabrica Forma Fotografia / International Award for Concerned Photography

The F Awards are open exclusively to all "concerned" photographers worldwide. The work submitted should express the point of view of the photographer and should reflect concern for life, in the wide sense of it. Photography should be used, in the work submitted, as a medium to reveal the human condition, to improve and encourage understanding among people.

The F Awards conduct two parallel competitions, one for all photographers (F) and one for under 25 years photographers (F 25).
The F award winner will receive a check of Euros 20,000 in cash. The F25 award winner will receive a 1 year scholarship at Fabrica.
The jury will be formed by 5 members, coming from different domains in photography and from different countries, including one representative of Fabrica and one of Forma.
The president of the jury 2006 will be Tom Stoddart.

More information: http://www.fff.ph/

by [a former member] at 2006-02-09 05:30:58 UTC (ed. Jun 19 2008 ) Vienna , Austria | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Martin, thanks for the heads up.  I took the liberty of adding this to the Resources section, so it will be there permanently.  Looks like an interesting intiative, I am glad to see that Tom Stoddart is involved.  How are things in Vienna?


by Jon Anderson | 09 Feb 2006 06:02 | Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic | | Report spam→
Do you know if this is going to be one of the competitions that considers a broader scope of what is “concerned photography” or do you think it will be pretty much a photojournalism competition? I am considering entering but I don’t want to throw my money away.

by Steve Miller | 09 Feb 2006 11:02 | New Jersey, United States | | Report spam→
Hi Stephen, I’m the editor of the new FFF blog, and feel pretty confident that the answer to your question is yes.

From what I understand, the competition aims to solicit material that reflects humanity in all its various forms… I just checked out your website, and your highly personal “Dad” series (for example), reflects one kind of reportage I believe they would like to see, and that falls under their description of concerned photography.

Hope this helps,

Joanna

by Joanna Gilbertson | 21 Mar 2006 11:03 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
And the link for the blog is:

http://blog.fabrica.it/fff/

by [former member] | 22 Mar 2006 03:03 | Treviso, Italy | | Report spam→
Was the deadline for the award extended? documents on the website list both may 31 and june 15 as deadlines.

by teru kuwayama | 26 May 2006 02:05 (ed. May 26 2006) | new york, United States | | Report spam→
I work with an Agency in Italy who called them and the answer was yes!.

by Quique Kierszenbaum | 26 May 2006 02:05 | Jerusalem, Israel | | Report spam→
and that is good news.

by Jon Anderson | 26 May 2006 07:05 | Back Home, Dominican Republic | | Report spam→
i contacted them, the deadline was extended to June 15th

by Joao Pina | 26 May 2006 09:05 | Lisbon, Portugal | | Report spam→
how much does it cost?

by Russel A. Daniels | 26 May 2006 12:05 | Salt Lake City, Utah, United States | | Report spam→
Does anyone know what the criteria is for submitting digital entries. On the website it mentions caption & ID of prints should be made on the reverse but nothing about how you ID digital entries. Can you put your name on the CD and/or do you imbed the file info??

by [former member] | 28 May 2006 06:05 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Interested in entering the f25 award. Is this for an ongoing project? Can I enter a previous essay?

TITLE AND BRIEF SUMMARY OF PROJECT:
(Also, attach 1 page expanded proposal)’

what do I do about the extend proposal?

May to expand on the project?

Anyone have any idea?

Thanks,
-Jonathan

by Jonathan Auch | 07 Jun 2006 17:06 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
Interested in entering the f25 award. Is this for an ongoing project? Can I enter a previous essay?

TITLE AND BRIEF SUMMARY OF PROJECT:
(Also, attach 1 page expanded proposal)’

what do I do about the extend proposal?

May to expand on the project?

Anyone have any idea?

Thanks,
-Jonathan

by Jonathan Auch | 07 Jun 2006 17:06 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
Just go to the website and find all the info there. Some of it is unclear, but I assume if you are providing digital, whcih most ofus would be doing, you simply provide the caption material as you would normally.


This is from the application form:


RULES FOR THE F AND F25 GRANT
PRINTS AND DIGITAL SHOULD BE CAPTIONED.
PUT YOUR NAME AND PROPER COPYRIGHT NOTICE ON ALL WORK


The F awards are open exclusively to all “concerned” photographers worldwide. The work submitted should express the point of view of the photographer and should reflect concern for life, in the wide sense of it. Photography should be used, in the work submitted, as a medium to reveal the human condition, to improve and encourage understanding among people.


The Applicant should enclose a letter of presentation from a professional, an institution, a school or university, a company dealing with or practising photography, that explains why the work is eligible in this context.


The F Awards conduct two parallel competitions every second
year — one for all photographers and one for under 25 years photographers.
Both are open to photographers anywhere in the world.
Two winners (One for the F award and one for the F25 award) will be nominated.
The jury will be formed by 5 members, coming from different domains in photography and from different countries, including one representative of FABRICA and one of FORMA.
The jury 2006 will be : Tom Stoddart, UK, Photographer (chair)
MaryAnne Golon, USA, Picture Editor, Time magazine
Marloes Krijnen. Netherlands, Director, FOAM Museum
Gianluigi Colin, Italy, Art Director, Corriere della Sera
Enrico Bossan, Italy, Director, Dep. of Photography, Fabrica

The F award winner will receive a check of Euros 20,000 in cash.
In the event that he receives the F award, applicant hereby agrees to give to Forma-Fabrica organization – as an unrestricted gift – 12 prints of the project awarded. Said prints shall be delivered to FORMA, Piazza Tito Lucrezio Caro, 1 Milano, within 3 months of the release of the award and shall become part of the Permanent Collection.
In addition, the applicant,in case of reception of the F Award, agrees to cooperate with the organisation to create an exhibition and a book with his project. The expenses for these events will be covered by the organising committee.
The applicant accepts that, in case of winning, his pictures will be available for press publicity and communication needs of the organization.

The F25 award winner will receive free submission to 1 year stage at Fabrica, included full payment of all expenses.
The applicant for the F25 award accepts to participate in an educational working experience with Fabrica, for the period of one year.


All material from submission will be available to the applicant for collection at FABRICA once the award will be released . The material from your submission will be returned ONLY if courier charges are prepaid by the applicant.


Web Site www.fff.ph


Submission Forms
You can submit your photograph by any of the following methods:
Use our online submission form to print the form, then mail it along with photographs to FABRICA’s headquarters.
Download a printable pdf of our submission form, complete it by hand and mail it to us with your photos (Requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin.) Contact our office to request an entry form by mail.
FABRICA Headquarters:
Via Ferrarezza
31050 Catena di Villorba (TV)
Italy

Q&A


WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
The F award competition is open to anyone.
The F25 award competition is open to anyone under 25 years of age.
ENTRY FORMAT
We accept series of prints, (color or B/W) and digital files.
Prints may not exceed 30×40 cm in size.
Prints larger than 30×40 cm should be submitted
digitally. There is no minimum print size. Please do not submit
original slides or negatives. Digital submissions must be at least 2 MB in size
when expanded and saved as Jpeg (.jpg) or Tiff (.tif) format (CD only). The F award organization is not responsible for damage to or loss of any entry.
ENTRY FORMS
Every contestant must fill out one entry form per series submitted. For Photos submitted without the proper forms will be disqualified. The organizing committe retains the right to disqualify any entry that does not meet our basic requirements.
There is NO FEE required to enter the contest.
WHAT IS A SERIES?
Each photograph submitted is considered as part of a series. A series consists of ten (10) to thirty (30) images with a unifying theme..
IDENTIFYING MARKS AND SIGNATURES
Place title, caption, signature, stamp, technical information and any other identifying marks on the back of the print only.
PACKING YOUR PRINT FOR SHIPMENT
Please package your prints carefully to prevent any damage during shipping.
CATEGORIES
You may enter your work in F or F25 category, but not in both categories.
Choose carefully: the judges will not switch your entry into a different category.
RETURN OF PRINTS
Do not submit original slides or negatives. Return of prints will be made only if prepaid courier charges are included in the submission will not be responsible for any damaged or lost submissions. All entries not returned and not collected back will be destroyed six month after the competition deadline.
USE OF PRINTS
All entrants agree that any photograph submitted to the competition may be used by FORMA and FABRICA for marketing and promotional purposes directly related to the F grant contest.
Use may also include publication in a media sponsor publication. Any photograph used by the Organising Committe shall carry the photographer’s credit line. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the photographer.



by Jon Anderson | 07 Jun 2006 17:06 | Back Home, Dominican Republic | | Report spam→
Interested in entering the f25 award. Is this for an ongoing project? Can I enter a previous essay?

TITLE AND BRIEF SUMMARY OF PROJECT:
(Also, attach 1 page expanded proposal)’

what do I do about the extend proposal?

May to expand on the project?

Anyone have any idea?

Thanks,
-Jonathan

by Jonathan Auch | 07 Jun 2006 18:06 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
How important is the letter of presentation for this grant?

by Camille Seaman | 12 Jun 2006 02:06 | NYC, United States | | Report spam→
I sent in an application. The instructions were frustratingly inconsistent and vague. They even posted two different deadlines in the material. It is disheartening to spend time on applications when the writers of the applications seemingly didn’t. I sent digital images, captions in the exif info and printed on a sheet with the other material. I don’t know if this is standard procedure or not.

by Ida | 12 Jun 2006 15:06 | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala | | Report spam→
Ida, and the rest, dont sweat it. This is their first time, they will iron it out as time goes by. The procedure is clear enough, and what you did covers all the bases so there shouldnt be any problem. The real issue is whether what you send them is a strong enough statement of a theme along the lines that they suggest, along with some good backup materials. The letter of reference is important but wont outweigh other factors; it is there mainly to establish your bonafides. Tom Stoddard is one of the judges and he is the right man for the job. There is only one award in each category, so the odds are against you, but one never knows. It is worth the effort.

by Jon Anderson | 12 Jun 2006 16:06 | Back Home, Dominican Republic | | Report spam→
I know my application for F25 is a long shot, but it’s basically the same work I need to do for a few other grant apps. Definately worth the effort, if for nothing else to get me to reflect on my personal projects. I didn’t send a lot of supporting materials though. Such are the drawbacks of just starting out and doing the application while on the road.

by Ida | 12 Jun 2006 17:06 | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala | | Report spam→
That is exactly the way you should look at it. It is never a wasted effort, because it prepares you for the other applications and it helps you to reflect on your work and where you are heading with it. For the F25 the supporting materials are not as important. And overall, these are of less importance than the theme you choose and how you handle it. They are trying to raise the bar and that is fine, but good work is good work, regardless of all the icing.

by Jon Anderson | 12 Jun 2006 17:06 | Back Home, Dominican Republic | | Report spam→
JURY ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE SECOND “F” AND F25" AWARDS FOR THE CONCERNED PHOTOGRAPHY
http://www.fff.ph/

“They are concerned photographers. They take sides. They are people who wanted to show things that had to be corrected.. wanted to show things that had to be appreciated”
The Concerned Photographer, Editor Cornell Capa, Grossman 1972

Treviso, Fabrica, June 13th, 2008. 143 entries coming from photographers of 40 different countries were submitted to the Jury of F award, a contest promoted by Fabrica, Research Centre on Communication, Treviso, and Forma, International Center of Photography, Milano. 15 entries were submitted to the F25 award.

Chaired by photographer Reza Deghati, the Jury has met at Fabrica, in Treviso, to select the winners and was including the following members:

Elisabeth Biondi, Visuals Editor of The New Yorker
Enrico Bossan, Editorial Director of Colors magazine
Giovanna Calvenzi, Photo Editor of Sportweek, Milan
Julien Frydman, Director of Magnum Photos Bureau, Paris
Roberto Koch, Director of Contrasto, Rome
read more about jury…

The recipients of the awards are:

F AWARD
Leonie Purchas, Great Britain
Essay: In the shadow of things
“The jury unanimously voted this exceptional work, carried out in compliance with the award rules and regulations which reward an innovative photographic approach, interested in the human condition. By this prestigious prize, the jury therefore encourages the continuation of this rare and courageous testimony.
Leonie Purchas chose to take an introspective look at herself through the members of her family. Her images genuinely portray this fair, intimate and harsh story of her close relatives, which can tell the story of the whole human family.
Leonie Purchas has started a piece of work, which once completed, may exist through a book, an exhibition, and a film. Through her strong testimony on a part of life, Leonie Purchas will then have written a page of humanity”.

F25 AWARD
Abdul Munem Wasif, Bangladesh
Essay: Old Dhaka
“With this prize, the jury rewards a journalistic piece of work with a keen sense of photographic composition and a modern visual approach of the movement. The jury hopes that this prize will enable Abdul Munem Wasif to improve his testimony on his universe and the world around him”.
Abdul Munem Wasif is represented by VU’ Agency.

A Special Mention has been assigned to:
Jonas Bendiksen, Norway, for the essay The places we live, an exceptional essay shot in 4 megalopolis of the eastern and southern world and to Norma Rossetti, Italy, for the essay Scampia.. periferia nord di Napoli (Scampia. Naple’s north outskirts).

The F award is a creation of Fabrica, the Benetton Research Centre on Communication, based in Treviso, and Forma, International Center of Photography, Milano, a joint initiative of Fondazione Corriere della Sera and Contrasto.

The winning F project will receive a contribution of euro 20.000, the possibility of publishing a book and of having an exhibition of the selected work. The F25 winner (for photographers under 25), will be awarded a one year scholarship in Fabrica’s Photography Department.

!————Congratulations to Leonie Purchas and Munem Wasif——————-!

Best,

youme.

by [former member] | 19 Jun 2008 18:06 | Bangkok, Thailand | | Report spam→

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Jon Anderson, Photographer & Writer Jon Anderson
Photographer & Writer
Ocala Florida , United States
Steve Miller, Photo Editor Steve Miller
Photo Editor
[undisclosed location].
Joanna Gilbertson, Writer Joanna Gilbertson
Writer
New York City , United States
teru kuwayama, I/O teru kuwayama
I/O
New York , United States
Quique Kierszenbaum, Photographer, Journalist Quique Kierszenbaum
Photographer, Journalist
Jerusalem , Israel
Joao Pina, Photojournalist Joao Pina
Photojournalist
Lisbon , Portugal
Russel A. Daniels, Student /Photojournalist Russel A. Daniels
Student /Photojournalist
Missoula, Mont. , United States
Jonathan Auch, Jonathan Auch
Puerto Vallarta , Mexico
Camille Seaman, Explorer Camille Seaman
Explorer
Berkeley, Ca , United States
Ida, Media Strategist Ida
Media Strategist
Brooklyn , United States


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