Posted on May 2, 2013
The search is on! Dance Photographer of the Year opens to entries on Saturday, May 11, and is looking for the best, the most creative, the most thoughtful and the most enthusiastic dance photographers in the world.
There are three categories in the competition: under 13 years, 14–19 years and the adult category for 20 years and above. Photographers can enter as individuals or as groups and prizes include trips to photograph dance in Malaga, Egypt and Argentina. For more information, click here.
Founder Carole Edrich explains: “Dance Photographer of the Year has several objectives. I want to nurture and promote photographic talents wherever they can be found. I also want to help people use dance to showcase these talents and the passions, pastimes, cultures and societies that bring life and context to the dance.
“But I’m playing this for a much longer game. I want to use the profits made from the competition to finance workshops and training in dance photography – along with new cameras – for those who might not otherwise have a way to express themselves.”
The judges of Dance Photographer of the Year include Darcey Bussell, Tommy Franzén and the editors of Dancing Times and Dance Today. The competition opens on May 11 and closes in September. See www.DancePOTY.com for more information.