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2021 Martin Kantor Portrait Prize

Applications close 1 May, 2021

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Entries are now open for the 2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale Martin Kantor Portrait Prize.

This is open to all photographers and photo media artists and gives you the chance to have your work displayed and viewed at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale from 28 August to 24 October 2021 in Ballarat.

The acquisitive first prize of $15,000 AUD, generously supported by the Dara Foundation, will be awarded to the work judged to be an exceptional photographic portrait of a significant Australian.

Applications open: Now
Applications close: 1 May 2021, 11.59pm AEST
Finalists notified: 15 June 2021

The Prize

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale Martin Kantor Portrait Prize is both an exhibition and award for a photographic artwork of a significant Australian. This must be a portrait of a living individual distinguished in art, letters, science, sports or politics.

Entries will be judged by:

Naomi Cass, Max Delany, Bill Henson and Fiona Sweet.

About the Sponsor

The Dara Foundation has graciously sponsored this award in memory of the late Martin Kantor. Kantor was a photographer and philanthropist who was known for his arresting portraits of famous musicians and artists like Iggy Pop, Howard Arkley, painter Adam Cullen and conceptual artist Dale Frank. His image of Mark Seymour, the lead singer of Hunters and Collectors, was used by the band for an album cover and is a classic representation of Australian rock and roll. Kantor founded the well-known St Kilda gallery Brightspace and was a strong supporter of indigenous and environmental causes.

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