Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Award

Close on August 25, 2019
Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Award
Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Award
Territory: Worldwide
Theme(s): Photojournalism
Eligibility: Professional photojournalists
Entry: Free
Prize: Cash Prize
Athens Photo World 2019, with the donation of Stavros Niarchos Foundation, organizes the annual Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Award for professional photojournalists.

At its inaugural event, Athens Photo World will award a 15,000 € cash prize to a completed project of reportage or documentary photography, created within the last 3 years.

Those wishing to participate should send a portfolio up to twenty-four (24) photographs, with captions or file infoand a supporting text/story (200-250 words) to the submissions link until Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Jury members will receive the submitted works, without any info regarding the entrants’ identity, directly from the webhosting company. All metadata will have been removed from the digital files.

The awarded photographic project will be exhibited at the next Athens Photo World (2020) festival at an individual exhibition of the photographer.

A new judging committee will be appointed every year, under the permanent chair of Elisavet Saridou Behrakis, according to the expressed wishes of Yannis Behrakis, regarding the establishment of the award.

For the year 2019 the committee consists of: Elisavet Saridou Behrakis, Santiago Lyon Director of Editorial Content at Adobe, TBC

Lefteris Pitarakis, Associated Press Chief Photographer, Turkey, a close colleague and friend of Yannis Behrakis will serve as special advisor and assistant to the jury.

Specifically, for 2019 and due to the exceptional circumstances of this year, the winner will be announced and the prize will be awarded at a special event held in Athens late Sept. 2019.

Photo: Kosovo, 1998. © Yannis Behrakis/Reuters
An ethnic Albanian villager looks through a bullet hole in a bus window in the village of Lapusnik 20 km south-west of Kosovo's capital Pristina, May 11, 1998. The bus was destroyed during fierce fighting between Serbian forces and ethnic Albanian separatists. Yannis Behrakis/REUTERS
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