Photographic Prize Exhibition 2019

On now — 09 March 2019

Fairbanks. Benjamin. MoseleyBog34. lg thumbBenjamin Fairbanks, Moseley Bog, RBSA Photographic Prize 2017 Peoples Prize winner. © The Artist

Summary of the exhibition

Our third RBSA Photographic Prize exhibition is in partnership with Argentea Gallery and will be displayed across both venues. We welcome entries from professional and emerging photographers from across the region and beyond. There are 4 prizes for this exhibition, including a £1,000 First Prize!

First launched in 2015, this exhibition celebrates photographic artwork by emerging and established photographers. This year we are working with Argentea Gallery, Birmingham to host the show. Argentea is dedicated to showing the very best contemporary photography from both British and international artists. The exhibition will be displayed across RBSA Gallery floor 2 and Argentea Gallery’s ground floor.


Free Associated Events

Don't miss the free tour of the exhibition on Saturday 16 February

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Information for artists who entered

Entries have now closed and the artworks for the exhibition have been selected. Click the download in the upper-right corner to view the list of selected artworks.

The Selection Panel members for this exhibition are:

Camilla Brown Associate Curator at GRAIN Photography Hub and    freelance writer at Photomonitor.                
Maria Falconer  (Panel Chair) - Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, Lecturer at De Montfort University, and dance photography specialist.                                            
John Hodgett - Professional Photographer with clients including Vogue and the British Journal of Photography.

Closing Party & Prizes

Prizes will be awarded by Nicola Shipley, Director of GRAIN Projects, at the Closing Party on Friday 8 March (the event will start at RBSA Gallery and include both the RBSA and Argentea Galleries).

The GMC First Prize - £1,000 cash prize
Purchase Prize donated by Norstrom Family - £500
The People’s Prize Exhibition Prize - Ground floor solo show exhibition in 2020 awarded to the artist selected by votes placed by visitors to the exhibition.
GRAIN Portfolio Review -  A Prize for emerging photographers. Supported by GRAIN Projects


Key Dates

  • Gallery 2
    On now — 09 March 2019

    A celebration of photographic artwork by emerging and established photographers.