Master of Photography, an eight-part series, features photographic challenges for 12 competitors who will be tested across a range of styles and disciplines.
Master of Photography will be simulcast on Sky Arts in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria. The winner will receive €150,000, the biggest prize ever offered in a European photography contest, plus an exhibition and catalogue of their photographs.
The jury comprises three internationally prominent photographers: London-based German Rut Blees Luxemburg, Britain’s Simon Frederick and Italy’s Oliviero Toscani, a snapper best known for his daring images for Benetton’s advertising campaigns in the Eighties and Nineties.
Other renowned photographers expected to appear include David LaChapelle.
Phil Edgar-Jones, director of Sky Arts, believes the series will reflect photography’s popularity and impact as an art form and medium. “The European photography scene is incredibly active and we can’t wait to uncover some exciting new talent on Master of Photography,” he says.
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The jury comprises three internationally prominent photographers: Germany’s Rut Blees Luxemburg, Brit Simon Frederick and Italy’s...more